Theodosius I from Thessalonica with Chi-Rho in mintmark

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  1. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    RIC doesn’t list any siliqua with this mintmark for Theodosius I, but it is listed for other rulers—Valens, Gratian and Valentinian II. It was probably struck circa 383, which was close to his quinquennale and around the last time this mintmark was most likely used.

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    Theodosius I
    A.D. 379- 383
    AR Siliqua
    17mm 1.9g
    D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    VOT V MVLT X surrounded by laurel wreath.
    In ex. T Chi-Rho E
    RIC IX Thessalonica --
     
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  3. Theodosius

    Theodosius Fine Style Seeker Supporter

    That is a beautiful coin.

    Legends are so bold the way it's toned.

    John
     
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  5. Ryro

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    What a fantastic rarity you have right here! I had never seen the rho in the mintmark. And how cool is it that yours is not even listed!?!?
    Though, my lone Siliqua lacks the chi-rho, it is still a holy coin;):
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  6. Victor_Clark

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    Yes, it one of my favorites right now.
     
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