Gold Solidus (‘Mutilated Cross’ Type)

Location: without mint name; but possibly struck in Damascus

Dimensions: 4.37g; 20mm

Accession Number: AV 1078

Other Notes:

Obverse field: busts of emperor, bearded, and son with short beard, both wearing crowns with ‘mutilated’ crosses (crossbars on crosses removed); margin: Greek inscription.

Reverse field: T-shaped ‘mutilated’ cross on four steps, I to left, A to right; margin: clockwise from bottom left, VICTORIA AVGGS, and below, CONOB.