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Eugenius, 22 August 392 - 6 September 394 A.D.

Eugenius was the puppet emperor of the barbarian general Arbogastes. Placed on the throne by the barbarian lord, Eugenius was not accepted as co-emperor by Theodosius I. Theodosius marched into Italy. Eugenius was defeated and executed.


Eugenius, 22 August 392 - 6 September 394 A.D.

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Eugenius was the puppet emperor of the barbarian general Arbogastes. Placed on the throne by the barbarian lord, Eugenius was not accepted as co-emperor by Theodosius I. Theodosius marched into Italy. Eugenius was defeated and executed.
RL87330. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Aquileia 59.1 (R), Paolucci-Zub 805 (R3), LRBC II 1108, SRCV V 20691, Cohen VIII 5, VF, small flan cutting off parts of legends and Victory's head, a little rough, weight 0.983 g, maximum diameter 13.6 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Aquileia mint, spring 393 - 6 Sep 394 A.D.; obverse D N EVGENIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES ROMANORVM, Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm frond over left shoulder in left hand, AQP in exergue; very rare; SOLD


Eugenius, 22 August 392 - 6 September 394 A.D.

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Eugenius was the puppet emperor of the barbarian general Arbogastes. Placed on the throne by the barbarian lord, Eugenius was not accepted as co-emperor by Theodosius I. Theodosius marched into Italy. Eugenius was defeated and executed.
SH00344. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Aquileia 59.2 (R), Paolucci-Zub 805 (R3), LRBC II 1108, SRCV V 20691, Cohen VIII 5, Choice aEF, weight 1.40 g, maximum diameter 13.8 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Aquileia mint, spring 393 - 6 Sep 394 A.D.; obverse D N EVGENIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES ROMANORVM, Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm frond over left shoulder in left hand, AQS in exergue; very rare; SOLD


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SH32742. Silver siliqua, RIC IX Treveri 106(d) (S), RSC V 14a, SRCV V 20688, nice VF, toned, flan crack, weight 1.707 g, maximum diameter 16.2 mm, die axis 180o, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 22 Aug 392 - 6 Sep 394 A.D.; obverse D N EVGENIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS ROMANORVM (courage of the Romans), Roma seated left on cuirass, Victory on globe offering wreath in her right hand, reversed spear in her left hand, TRPS in exergue; rare emperor; SOLD


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On 22 August 392, after the mysterious death of Valentinian II in Gaul, the barbarian general Arbogastes selected Eugenius as the new emperor in the west.
SH50560. Silver siliqua, RIC IX Mediolanum 32(c) (R), RSC V 14b, SRCV V 20689, VF, toned, clipped, weight 1.171 g, maximum diameter 14.9 mm, die axis 0o, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, 392 A.D.; obverse D N EVGENIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS ROMANORVM (courage of the Romans), Roma seated left, Victory on globe presenting wreath in her right hand, inverted spear in her left, MDPS in exergue; rare; SOLD


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In 394, after he defeated Eugenius and Arbogast in the Battle of the Frigidus, Theodosius I extinguished the sacred fire tended by the Vestal Virgins in Rome. The Temple of Vesta remained reasonably intact until the Renaissance. However, in 1549 the building was completely demolished and its marble reused in churches and papal palaces. The section standing today was reconstructed in the 1930s during the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini. The Temple of Vesta
SH91195. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Aquileia 59 (R), Paolucci-Zub 805 (R3), LRBC II 1108, SRCV V 20691, Cohen VIII 5, VF, nice green patina, tight flan cutting off mintmark and parts of legends, weight 1.056 g, maximum diameter 13.3 mm, die axis 300o, Aquileia mint, spring 393 - 6 Sep 394 A.D.; obverse D N EVGENIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES ROMANORVM, Victory walking left, wreath in extended right hand, palm frond over shoulder in left hand, AQ[...] in exergue; very rare; SOLD


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In 394, after he defeated Eugenius and Arbogast in the Battle of the Frigidus, Theodosius I extinguished the sacred fire tended by the Vestal Virgins in Rome. The Temple of Vesta remained reasonably intact until the Renaissance. However, in 1549 the building was completely demolished and its marble reused in churches and papal palaces. The section standing today was reconstructed in the 1930s during the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini. The Temple of Vesta
SH58659. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Aquileia 59.1 (R), Paolucci-Zub 805 (R3), LRBC II 1108, SRCV V 20691, Cohen VIII 5, aVF, chipped flan, weight 1.199 g, maximum diameter 14.4 mm, die axis 135o, 1st officina, Aquileia mint, spring 393 - 6 Sep 394 A.D.; obverse D N EVGENIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES ROMANORVM, Victory walking left, wreath in extended right hand, palm frond over shoulder in left hand, AQP in exergue; very rare; SOLD


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Eugenius was the puppet emperor of the barbarian general Arbogastes. Placed on the throne by the barbarian lord, Eugenius was not accepted as co-emperor by Theodosius I. Theodosius marched into Italy. Eugenius was defeated and executed.
RL72469. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Lugdunum 47a (R3), LRBC II 393, SRCV V 20694, Cohen VIII 8, near Fine/Fair, porous, small edge chips, weight 0.902 g, maximum diameter 12.7 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, 22 Aug 392 - 6 Sep 394 A.D.; obverse D N EVGENIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIA AVGGG (victory of the three emperors), Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm frond in left hand, LVGP in exergue; ex Seaver Collection; very rare; SOLD








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