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No 648 Roman Gold Solidus of Basiliscus

No 648 Roman Gold Solidus of Basiliscus Image

As in number 647, this is thicker than normal and we have no photo. Basilicus was the brother of the empress Verina. He ruled for only a short period from January 475 until August 476 AD.

This coin shows the emperor’s helmeted and cuirassed bust facing front holding a spear and shield. It has the words DN BASILICVS PP AVG.

The reverse reads VICTORIA AVGGG and shows Victory standing left holding a long cross. Some of the lettering on this coin has faded.

Note: This reproduction has a thicker flan than the original coin.

Your Price:£3.85
Weight:13.60 g