In 380, Rome's enemies the Germans, Sarmatians and Huns were taken into Imperial service; barbarian leaders began to play an increasingly active role in the Roman Empire.RL74501. Bronze half , 62(a)1 (S), II 1864, 20340, 12 , VF, interesting turrets, tight and slightly , 0.925 g, maximum 14.2 mm, 345o, 1st , (Salonika, ) mint, c. 384 - 28 Aug 388 A.D.; D N VALENTINIANVS , pearl diademed, draped, and right; (glory of the Republic), campgate with two turrets, A left, TES in ; $100.00 (€89.00)
The dedicates this coin to the restoration of the Republic. The turreted woman symbolizes the cities and the state of , grateful to the Emperor who lifts her up while he holds the world in his hand and is crowned by .RL84392. Bronze maiorina, 26(b)1, II 1513, 20276, 22, 29 var. (2nd ), aVF, dark green , 6.099 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 45o, 1st , (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 9 Aug 378 - 25 Aug 383; D N VALENTINIANVS IVN , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor standing slightly left, left, raising kneeling turreted woman before him with his right hand, on globe offering in his left hand, in ; $45.00 (€40.05)
While Constantine and his sons had been strong military figures, they had also re-established the practice of hereditary succession, adopted by . The obvious flaw in these two competing requirements came in the reign of , a child. His reign was a harbinger of the fifth century, when children or nonentities, reigning as emperors, were controlled by powerful generals and officials.RL77944. Bronze , 32(b) (S), II 1069, 20291, 8, VF, nice green , earthen encrustations, edge split, scratches, 2.582 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 180o, 1st , mint, 375 - 378 A.D.; D N VALENTINIANVS IVN , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; • (harmony among the three emperors), seated facing, helmeted left, globe in right hand, reversed spear in left hand, left leg bare, SMAQP in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $40.00 (€35.60)
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