Gratian; AE3 Arles; emperor with labarum and shield
Description: Gratian (367 - 383 AD). AE3 Arles mint. D N GRATIANVS AVGG AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI; emperor standing facing, head left, labarum in right, resting left on shield, TCON in ex.
Diameter: AE18 mm
Weight: 1,96 g
Attribution: RIC IX 15
Commentary: scarce; light brown patina, full legends
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: 004-06-02-41652