Gratian; AE2 Thessalonica; emperor with kneeling woman
Description: Gratian (367 - 383 AD). AE2 Thessalonica 379-383 AD. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / REPARATIO REIPVB; Gratian standing front, head left, offering right hand to female on left to rise from kneeling position, in other hand he holds Victory on a globe, Γ to right, SMTES in exergue.
Diameter: AE23 mm
Weight: 4,58 g
Attribution: RIC 37b
Commentary: bronze surfaces with contrasting green deposits
History: Gratian renounced the title and office of Pontifex Maximus after an appeal of pagan senator against the removal of Altar of Victory from the Senate House.
Article Number: 011-05-04-41652