Theodosius II (AD 402-450). AV solidus (4.41 gm). XF, flan flaw, peck marks, scratch. Constantinople, 10th officina, ca. AD 402. D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust of Theodosius II facing, head slightly right, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield with horseman motif in left / CONCORDIA AVGG I, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, scepter in right hand, Victory on globe in left, right foot on prow. RIC 9 (unlisted officina; Arcadius). Depeyrot 55/3.
A very rare and seldom encountered type. A similar type, in higher grade and from unlisted 7th officina, was sold by CNG in June 2014 (Electronic Auction 329, Lot 578, $1400 hammer).
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