Theodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D.
Theodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D.,
AS65213. Lead bulla (tag seal), Conical, uniface, with three draped facing busts; commonly attributed to Theodosius I and his sons Arcadius and Honorius, VF, weight 9.335 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, $80.00 (€69.60)
In 383, Theodosius I sent Flavius Stilicho as an envoy to the Persian court of king Shapur III at Ctesiphon to negotiate a peace settlement relating to the partition of Armenia.RL71426. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Cyzicus 20(c) (R3), LRBC II 2561, Cohen VIII 63, cf. SRCV V 20573 (Aquileia), EF, weight 1.384 g, maximum diameter 13.8 mm, die axis 180o, 4th officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, c. 383 A.D.; obverse D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse VOT V in wreath, SMK∆ in exergue; rare; $75.00 (€65.25)
On 9 August 378, at the Battle of Adrianople, a large Roman army led by Emperor Valens was defeated by the Visigoths. Valens was killed along with two-thirds of his army. Theodosius I became eastern Roman emperor after the death of Valens.RL69533. Bronze AE 3, RIC IX Antioch 46(e) variant, aVF, weight 2.550 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 9 Aug 378 - 25 Aug 383 A.D.; obverse D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse CONCOR-DIA AVGGG, CONCOR-DIA AVGGG, Roma helmeted, head l., enthroned facing, globe in left, spear in right hand, left leg bare, Θ - Φ/K, ANTA in exergue; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; $40.00 (€34.80)
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