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Extremely rare! AE4 of Galla Placidia Augusta (421-450 AD), Rome mint, Roman Empire

Extremely rare! AE4 of Galla Placidia Augusta (421-450 AD), Rome mint, Roman Empire

DN GALLA PLA-CIDIA P F AVG, Diademed and draped bust right / SALVS RE-IPVBLICE, cross, T in the right field, mintmark RPM in exergue.  Rome mint. Struck circa AD 425-435. RIC X 2111; LRBC 857.

Extremely nice coin, showing the entire obverse legend and the entire legend on the reverse, as well as the complete mintmark. It is much nicer than the photograph - the smooth dark green patina is difficult to photograph. These coins are extremely rare. A couple of coins were recently sold by CNG - Auction 165, lot 289 (in considerably poorer condition than this coin, sold for 1751$ plus buyer's fees); Auction 207, lot 425 (in poorer condition than this coin, sold for 2219$ plus buyer's fees).

Aelia Galla Placidia (392 – 27 November 450), daughter of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I, was the Regent for Emperor Valentinian III from 423 until his majority in 437, and a major force in Roman politics for most of her life. She was consort to Ataulf, King of the Goths from 414-415 until his death, and Empress consort to Constantius III from 417-422 until his death.

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