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Arcadius-Constantinople- RIC 60-4.JPG
37 viewsAE3, Constantinople mint, 395-401 AD
Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI, Emperor standing facing in military uniform, being crowned from behind by Victory.
CONSB in exergue
RIC 60
17mm, 2.1gms.
Jerome Holderman
coin129.jpg
37 viewsArcadius Æ3. RIC IX 97 Antioch mint, 401-403 AD. D N
ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing 3/4
right, holding spear & shield decorated with cross
/ CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned
facing, head right, foot on prow, holding scepter &
Victory on globe, ANTG in ex. LRBC 2797.
Coin #129
cars100
coin148.jpg
19 viewsArcadius Æ3. Antioch mint, 401-403 AD. D N
ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing 3/4
right, holding spear & shield decorated with cross
/ CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned
facing, head right, foot on prow, holding scepter &
Victory on globe, ANTG in ex. LRBC 2797.
Coin #148
cars100
ARCADIUS_(393-408_AD)_,_Æ_4_,_DESERT_PATINA_12mm_1_22gr_USS_3_99.jpg
12 viewsAntonivs Protti
ARCADIUS_(393-408_AD)_,_Æ_4_,_DESERT_PATINA!_CONSTANTINOPLE_MINT__13mm_1_29gr__USS2_80.jpg
24 viewsAntonivs Protti
ARCADIUS_AE_3__15mm_2_46gr____USS_3_19.jpg
14 viewsAntonivs Protti
ARCADIUS_AE_3_,_NICE_AS_FOUND_17mm_2_26gr_USS_6_60.jpg
9 viewsAntonivs Protti
Arcadius_AE.JPG
7 viewsAntonivs Protti
Arcadius_RIC-91.jpg
9 viewsQuant.Geek
ar27~0.jpg
Arcadius, Heraclea RIC 27b, 383-395 CE & 395-408 CE14 views
Arcadius AE2
Obverse - D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse - GLORIA ROMANORVM. Emperor standing , head right, holding labarum and globe.
SMHB in ex. Heraclea Mint 21 mm diam. desert patina
NORMAN K
arcadius53.jpg
Arcadius, AE2, RIC IX 53b Constantinople 383-395 CE & 395-408 CE23 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding spear, crowned by hand of god above.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor standing facing, head left, holding standard in left hand and resting right hand on shield, captive at feet to the left.
CONR* in ex. Constantinople mint 23.9 mm., 6.1 g.
NORMAN K
arc70.jpg
Arcadius, AE3, RIC IX 70 Antioch 23 viewsObverse: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS-EXERCITI, Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowns him with a wreath which she holds in her right hand.
Mintmark ANTA Antioch, 17.2 mm, 1.6 g.
NORMAN K
Arcadius-Aquileia-RIC47d-2.JPG
Arcadius-Aquileia-RIC47d-227 viewsAE4, Aquileia mint 383-388AD
Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse:VICTORIA AVGGG, Two Victories facing with wreaths.
SMAQS in exergue
RIC 47d
13mm, 1.4 gms.
Jerome Holderman
Arcadius-Siscia-RIC 39c.JPG
Arcadius-Siscia-RIC 39c25 viewsArcadius, AE4, 383-408 AD, Siscia mint.
Obv: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, Diademmed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory advancing left with Wreath and palm.
BSIS in exergue, RIC 39c
13mm, 1.3 gm.
Jerome Holderman
arcadius.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS46 views383 - 408 AD
Struck 383 - 388 AD
AE 23 mm 4.71 g
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
DIAD DR CUIR BUST R HOLDING SPEAR, CROWNED BY HAND OF GOD ABOVE
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM
ARCADIUS STANDING FACING, HEAD L, HOLDING CHI-RHO STANDARD & SHIELED, CAPTIVE TO LEFT
SMNB IN EXE
NICOMEDIA
laney
ARCADIUS_7_23.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS26 views383 - 408 AD
(struck ca. 395-401)
AE 17.5 mm 2.65 g
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: VIRTVS EXERCITI
ARCADIUS STANDING L HOLDING SPEAR AND RESTING HAND ON SHIELD, BEING CROWNED BY VICTORY, PELLET IN R FIELD
SMHA IN EXE
HERACLEA
laney
arcadiius_virt.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS30 views383 - 408 AD
Struck 395-401 AD
AE 17 mm 2.15 g
Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI, Emperor standing with Labarum and shield, Victory Crowning from the right
SMKB IN EXE
CYZICUS mint

laney
arcadius_gloria_10_07.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS35 views383 - 408 AD
AE 22 mm max. 4.44 g
O: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: GLORIA-ROMANORVM, emperor standing facing holding labarum
in right hand and globe in left.
SMK Gamma in exe
Cyzicus
RIC IX Cyzicus 27b
laney
arcadius_vot_v_res.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS17 views383-408 AD
(struck 388 AD)
AE 12.75 mm, 1.16 g
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG Pearl Diademed, draped and cuiriassed bust r.
R: VOT V
VOT V in laurel wreath;
SMK[] in exe.
Cyzicus mint

laney
arcadius_c_res.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS46 views383 - 408 AD
AE 13 mm 0.85 g
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left holding trophy over right shoulder and dragging captive, chi-rho in left field.
laney
arcadius_res.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS21 viewsAE 14 mm 2.00 glaney
arcad_vict_res.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS23 views383 - 408 AD
AE 13 mm 1.06 g
O: Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: Victory advancing left holding trophy over right shoulder and dragging captive, chi-rho in left field.
laney
arcadius_votv614res.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS25 views383 - 408 AD
AE 13 mm; 1.58 g
O: DN ARCADIVS P F AVG, Small laureate draped cuirassed bust right
R: VOT / V within laurel wreath
laney
arcadi_glor_11_res.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS15 views383 - 408
struck 392-395 AD
AE 22.5 mm max; 5.01 g
O: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor standing facing, head right holding labarum & globe; star to right; SMHA in ex.
Heraclea mint; RIC IX 27b
laney
arcadius_vot_v_1.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS13 views383-408 AD
AE4 13 mm, 1.50 g
O: Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VOT V in two lines within wreath
laney
arcadius_vot_v_2.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS12 views383-408 AD
AE4 13 mm, 1.12 g
O:DN ARCADIVS PF AVG Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VOT V in two lines within wreath, SMHA in exe.
Heraclea mint
laney
arcadius_vot_v_3.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS12 views383-408 AD
AE4 13 mm, 1.38 g
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VOT V in two lines within wreath
laney
arcadius_vot_v_4.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS13 views383-408 AD
AE4 13 mm, 1.58 g
O: Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VOT V in two lines within wreath
laney
arcadius_vot_v_5.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS14 views383-408 AD
AE4 14 mm max., 0.81 g
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VOT V in two lines within wreath
laney
arcadius_vot_xx.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS17 views383-408 AD
AE4 13 mm, 1.25 g
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within wreath
laney
arcadius_concordia.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS10 views383 - 408 AD
struck 401-403 AD
AE 16 mm, 2.71 g
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear and a shield decorated with a cross.
R: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head turned right, holding a scepter and Victory on a globe, right foot resting on a prow; ANTΓ in exergue.
Antiochia mint
laney
arcadus_salus.jpg
(0383) ARCADIUS15 views388-392
AE 13 mm, 1.44 g
O: DN ARCADIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed and draped bust right
R: SALVS REIPVBLICAE Victory advancing l. carrying trophy and dragging captive; Christogram in l. field
laney
AELIA_EUDOXIA.jpg
(0401) AELIA EUDOXIA66 views(wife of Arcadius)
401 - 404 AD
STRUCK 401-4-3
AE 16X17.5 mm 2.96 g
O: AEL EVD[OXIA AVG], DRAPED BUST R, HAND OF GOD HOLDING WREATH ABOVE HEAD
R: VICTORY SEATED R INSCRIBING CHRISTOGRAM ON SHIELD SET ON COLUMN
ART GAMMA IN EXE
ANTIOCH, OFFICINA 3 RIC X 104
laney
arcadius.jpg
*SOLD*16 viewsArcadius AE4

Attribution: RIC 62 variant, Cohen 8, Thessalonica
Date: AD 383-388
Obverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed & draped bust r.
Reverse: GLORIA REPVBLICE, camp gate with two turrets, Γ to l., TES in exergue
Size: 13 mm
Noah
Arcadius_dec.jpg
006 - Arcadius (383-408 AD) AE 3 - RIC 25c36 viewsObv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS EXERCITI, Arcadius standing facing, holding spear and leaning on shield, being crowned with wreath by Victory standing left, also holding palm branch.
Minted in Cyzicus (SMKB in exe), second officina, 395-401 AD.
pierre_p77
Arcadius.JPG
015 - Arcadius (383-408 AD), AE 2 - RIC 1553 viewsObv: D N ARCAD-IVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield in front. Above, hand of God holding wreath.
Rev: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor standing facing, head left, holding standard and resting on shield, kneeling captive to left.
Minted in Cyzicus (SMK delta in exe), 4th officina, 383 AD.
22 mm in diam, 3,9 g.
1 commentspierre_p77
Personajes_Imperiales_12.jpg
12 - Personalities of the Empire49 viewsFlavius Victor, Arcadius, Eudoxia, Honorius, Gala Placidia, Johannes, Theodosius II, Aelia Pulcheria, Valentinianus III, Marcian, Leon I, Severus III, Zenon I and Anastasius I (pre-reform)mdelvalle
148a.jpg
148a Arcadius. AE4 1.0gm19 viewsobv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir bust r.
ex: VICTOR_IA AVGG Victory adv. l. holding wreath and palm
ex: ASIS
hill132
148d.jpg
148d Arcadius. AE4 1.4gm21 viewsobv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: VOT/V in laur. wreath
ex: SMHA
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Theo1Ae3Ant.jpeg
1505b, Theodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D. (Antioch)69 viewsTheodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC 44(b), VF, Antioch, 2.17g, 18.1mm, 180o, 9 Aug 378 - 25 Aug 383 A.D. Obverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, r. foot on prow, globe in l., scepter in r., Q and F at sides, ANTG in ex; scarce.


De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

THEODOSIUS I (379-395 A.D.)
David Woods
University College of Cork


Origin and Early Career
Flavius Theodosius was born at Cauca in Spain in about 346 to Thermantia and Theodosius the Elder (so-called to distinguish him from his son). Theodosius the Elder was a senior military officer serving in the Western empire and rose to become the magister equitum praesentalis under the emperor Valentinian I from late 368 until his execution in early 375. As the son of a soldier, Theodosius was legally obliged to enter upon a military career. He seems to have served under his father during his expedition to Britain in 367/8, and was the dux Moesiae Primae by late 374. Unfortunately, great controversy surrounds the rest of his career until Gratian had him hailed as his imperial colleague in succession to the emperor Valens at Sirmium on 19 January 379. It is clear that he was forced to retire home to Spain only to be recalled to active service shortly thereafter, but the circumstances of his forced retirement are shrouded in mystery. His father was executed at roughly the same time, and much speculation has centred on the relationship between these events.

[For a very detailed and interesting discussion of the Foreign Policy of Theodosius and the Civil Wars that plagued his reign, please see http://www.roman-emperors.org/theo1.htm]

Family and Succession
Theodosius married twice. His first wife was the Spanish Aelia Flavia Flaccilla. She bore him Arcadius ca. 377, Honorius on 9 September 384, and Pulcheria ca. 385. Theodosius honoured her with the title of Augusta shortly after his accession, but she died in 386. In late 387 he married Galla, daughter of Valentinian I and full-sister of Valentinian II. She bore him Gratian ca. 388, Galla Placidia ca. 388/390, and died in childbirth in 394, together with her new-born son John. Of his two sons who survived infancy, he appointed Arcadius as Augustus on 19 January 383 and Honorius as Augustus on 23 January 393. His promotion of Arcadius as a full Augustus at an unusually young age points to his determination right from the start that one of his own sons should succeed him. He sought to strengthen Arcadius' position in particular by means of a series of strategic marriages whose purpose was to tie his leading "generals" irrevocably to his dynasty. Hence he married his niece and adoptive daughter Serena to his magister militum per Orientem Stilicho in 387, her elder sister Thermantia to a "general" whose name has not been preserved, and ca. 387 his nephew-in-law Nebridius to Salvina, daughter of the comes Africae Gildo. By the time of his death by illness on 17 January 395, Theodosius had promoted Stilicho from his position as one of the two comites domesticorum under his own eastern administration to that of magister peditum praesentalis in a western administration, in an entirely traditional manner, under his younger son Honorius. Although Stilicho managed to increase the power of the magister peditum praesentalis to the disadvantage of his colleague the magister equitum praesentalis and claimed that Theodosius had appointed him as guardian for both his sons, this tells us more about his cunning and ambition than it does about Theodosius' constitutional arrangements.

Theodosius' importance rests on the fact that he founded a dynasty which continued in power until the death of his grandson Theodosius II in 450. This ensured a continuity of policy which saw the emergence of Nicene Christianity as the orthodox belief of the vast majority of Christians throughout the middle ages. It also ensured the essential destruction of paganism and the emergence of Christianity as the religion of the state, even if the individual steps in this process can be difficult to identify. On the negative side, however, he allowed his dynastic interests and ambitions to lead him into two unnecessary and bloody civil wars which severely weakened the empire's ability to defend itself in the face of continued barbarian pressure upon its frontiers. In this manner, he put the interests of his family before those of the wider Roman population and was responsible, in many ways, for the phenomenon to which we now refer as the fall of the western Roman empire.


Copyright (C) 1998, David Woods.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

There is a nice segue here, as we pick-up John Julius Norwich's summation of the reign of Theodosius, "Readers of this brief account of his career may well find themselves wondering, not so much whether he deserved the title of 'the Great' as how he ever came to acquire it in the first place. If so, however, they may also like to ask themselves another question: what would have been the fate of the Empire if, at that critical moment in its history after the battle of Adrianople, young Gratian had not called him from his Spanish estates and put the future of the East into his hands? . . . the probability is that the whole Empire of the East would have been lost, swallowed up in a revived Gothic kingdom, with effects on world history that defy speculation.

In his civil legislation he showed, again and again, a consideration for the humblest of his subjects that was rare indeed among rulers of the fourth century. What other prince would have decreed that any criminal, sentenced to execution, imprisonment or exile, must first be allowed thirty days' grace to put his affairs in order? Or that a specified part of his worldly goods must go to his children, upon whom their father's crimes must on no account be visited? Or that no farmer should be obliged to sell his produce to the State at a price lower than he would receive on the open market?

Had he earned his title? Not, perhaps, in the way that Constantine had done or as Justinian was to do. But, if not ultimately great himself, he had surely come very close to greatness; and had he reigned as long as they did his achievements might well have equalled theirs. He might even have saved the Western Empire. One thing only is certain: it would be nearly a century and a half before the Romans would look upon his like again" (Norwich, John Julius. Byzantium, the Early Centuries. London: Penguin Group, 1990. 116-7;118).

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.



Cleisthenes
Theod1GlrMan.jpg
1505c, Theodosius I, 379 - 395 A.D. (Constantinople)78 viewsTheodosius I (379 - 395 AD) AE3. 388-394 AD, RIC IX 27(a)3, Third Officina. Seventh Period. 20.27 mm. 4.8gm. Near VF with black and earthen patina. Constantinople. Obverse: DN THEODO-SIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right; Reverse: GLORIA-ROMANORVM, Theodosius I standing, facing, holding labarum and globe, CONSB in exergue (scarcer reverse). A Spanish find.



De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

THEODOSIUS I (379-395 A.D.)
David Woods
University College of Cork


Origin and Early Career
Flavius Theodosius was born at Cauca in Spain in about 346 to Thermantia and Theodosius the Elder (so-called to distinguish him from his son). Theodosius the Elder was a senior military officer serving in the Western empire and rose to become the magister equitum praesentalis under the emperor Valentinian I from late 368 until his execution in early 375. As the son of a soldier, Theodosius was legally obliged to enter upon a military career. He seems to have served under his father during his expedition to Britain in 367/8, and was the dux Moesiae Primae by late 374. Unfortunately, great controversy surrounds the rest of his career until Gratian had him hailed as his imperial colleague in succession to the emperor Valens at Sirmium on 19 January 379. It is clear that he was forced to retire home to Spain only to be recalled to active service shortly thereafter, but the circumstances of his forced retirement are shrouded in mystery. His father was executed at roughly the same time, and much speculation has centred on the relationship between these events.

[For a very detailed and interesting discussion of the Foreign Policy of Theodosius and the Civil Wars that plagued his reign, please see http://www.roman-emperors.org/theo1.htm]

Family and Succession
Theodosius married twice. His first wife was the Spanish Aelia Flavia Flaccilla. She bore him Arcadius ca. 377, Honorius on 9 September 384, and Pulcheria ca. 385. Theodosius honoured her with the title of Augusta shortly after his accession, but she died in 386. In late 387 he married Galla, daughter of Valentinian I and full-sister of Valentinian II. She bore him Gratian ca. 388, Galla Placidia ca. 388/390, and died in childbirth in 394, together with her new-born son John. Of his two sons who survived infancy, he appointed Arcadius as Augustus on 19 January 383 and Honorius as Augustus on 23 January 393. His promotion of Arcadius as a full Augustus at an unusually young age points to his determination right from the start that one of his own sons should succeed him. He sought to strengthen Arcadius' position in particular by means of a series of strategic marriages whose purpose was to tie his leading "generals" irrevocably to his dynasty. Hence he married his niece and adoptive daughter Serena to his magister militum per Orientem Stilicho in 387, her elder sister Thermantia to a "general" whose name has not been preserved, and ca. 387 his nephew-in-law Nebridius to Salvina, daughter of the comes Africae Gildo. By the time of his death by illness on 17 January 395, Theodosius had promoted Stilicho from his position as one of the two comites domesticorum under his own eastern administration to that of magister peditum praesentalis in a western administration, in an entirely traditional manner, under his younger son Honorius. Although Stilicho managed to increase the power of the magister peditum praesentalis to the disadvantage of his colleague the magister equitum praesentalis and claimed that Theodosius had appointed him as guardian for both his sons, this tells us more about his cunning and ambition than it does about Theodosius' constitutional arrangements.

Theodosius' importance rests on the fact that he founded a dynasty which continued in power until the death of his grandson Theodosius II in 450. This ensured a continuity of policy which saw the emergence of Nicene Christianity as the orthodox belief of the vast majority of Christians throughout the middle ages. It also ensured the essential destruction of paganism and the emergence of Christianity as the religion of the state, even if the individual steps in this process can be difficult to identify. On the negative side, however, he allowed his dynastic interests and ambitions to lead him into two unnecessary and bloody civil wars which severely weakened the empire's ability to defend itself in the face of continued barbarian pressure upon its frontiers. In this manner, he put the interests of his family before those of the wider Roman population and was responsible, in many ways, for the phenomenon to which we now refer as the fall of the western Roman empire.


Copyright (C) 1998, David Woods.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

There is a nice segue here, as we pick-up John Julius Norwich's summation of the reign of Theodosius, "Readers of this brief account of his career may well find themselves wondering, not so much whether he deserved the title of 'the Great' as how he ever came to acquire it in the first place. If so, however, they may also like to ask themselves another question: what would have been the fate of the Empire if, at that critical moment in its history after the battle of Adrianople, young Gratian had not called him from his Spanish estates and put the future of the East into his hands? . . . the probability is that the whole Empire of the East would have been lost, swallowed up in a revived Gothic kingdom, with effects on world history that defy speculation.

In his civil legislation he showed, again and again, a consideration for the humblest of his subjects that was rare indeed among rulers of the fourth century. What other prince would have decreed that any criminal, sentenced to execution, imprisonment or exile, must first be allowed thirty days' grace to put his affairs in order? Or that a specified part of his worldly goods must go to his children, upon whom their father's crimes must on no account be visited? Or that no farmer should be obliged to sell his produce to the State at a price lower than he would receive on the open market?

Had he earned his title? Not, perhaps, in the way that Constantine had done or as Justinian was to do. But, if not ultimately great himself, he had surely come very close to greatness; and had he reigned as long as they did his achievements might well have equalled theirs. He might even have saved the Western Empire. One thing only is certain: it would be nearly a century and a half before the Romans would look upon his like again" (Norwich, John Julius. Byzantium, the Early Centuries. London: Penguin Group, 1990. 116-7;118).

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
Flaccilla_AE-2_AEL-FLAC-CILLA-AVG_SALVS-REI-PVBLICAE_CON-Gamma_RIC-IX-55-p229_Constantinopolis_378-88-AD_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
161 Aelia Flaccilla (???- 386 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC IX 055-3, -/-//CONΓ, AE-1, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, #1286 views161 Aelia Flaccilla (???- 386 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC IX 055-3, -/-//CONΓ, AE-1, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, #1
Wife of Theodosius I and mother of Honorius and Arcadius.
avers:- AEL FLAC CILLA AVG, Draped bust right, wearing elaborate headdress, necklace, and mantle.
revers:- SALVS REI PVBLICAE, Victory seated right on throne, inscribing a Christogram on a shield set on a column.
exe: -/-//CONΓ, diameter: 22mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 379-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 55, p-229,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Flaccilla_AE-4_AEL-FLACILLA-AVG_SALVS-REIPVBLICAE_CON_RIC-IX-61-p229_Constantinopolis_379-88-AD_Q-001_axis-6h_10-10,5mm_0,80g-s.jpg
161 Aelia Flaccilla (???- 386 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC IX 061-3, -/-//CONE, AE-4, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, #196 views161 Aelia Flaccilla (???- 386 A.D.), Constantinopolis, RIC IX 061-3, -/-//CONE, AE-4, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, #1
Wife of Theodosius I and mother of Honorius and Arcadius.
avers:- AEL FLACILLA AVG, Diademed, draped bust bust right.
revers:- SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, inscribing Chi-Rho on shield.
exe: -/-//CONE, diameter: 10-10,5mm, weight: 0,80g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 379-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 61-3, p-229,
Q-001
quadrans
Flaccilla_AE-4_AEL-FLAC-CILLA-AVG_SALVS-REI-PVBLICAE_SMHA_RIC-IX-17-1_p-196_Heraclea_378-83-AD_Q-001_11h_14-14,5mm_1,18g-s.jpg
161 Aelia Flaccilla (???- 386 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 017-1, -/-//SMHA, AE-4, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, R!, #191 views161 Aelia Flaccilla (???- 386 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 017-1, -/-//SMHA, AE-4, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, R!, #1
Wife of Theodosius I and mother of Honorius and Arcadius.
avers:- AEL FLAC CILLA AVG, Draped bust right, wearing elaborate headdress, necklace, and mantle.
revers:- SALVS REI PVBLICAE, Victory seated right on throne, inscribing a Christogram on a shield set on a column.
exe: -/-//SMHA, diameter: 14-14,5mm, weight: 1,18g, axis: 11h, R!
mint: Heraclea, date: 379-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 17-1, p-196,
Q-001
quadrans
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165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC IX 020d4, -/-//SMKΔ, AE-4, VOT/ V, in wreath, #1217 views165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC IX 020d4, -/-//SMKΔ, AE-4, VOT/ V, in wreath, #1
avers: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.(4a/A)
reverse: Wreath, VOT/V within.
exergue: -/-//SMKΔ, diameter: 14 mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 383-384 A.D., ref: RIC IX 20d-4, p-244,
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165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 027b1, -/-//SMHA, AE-2, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Arcadius standing facing, #199 views165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 027b1, -/-//SMHA, AE-2, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Arcadius standing facing, #1
avers: D N ARCARIVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.(2/A)
reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Arcadius standing facing, holding labarum and globe.
exergue: -/-//SMHA, diameter: 21-24mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 392-395 A.D., ref: RIC IX 27b1, p-199,
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Arcadius_AE-4_DN-ARCARIVS-PF-AVG_VICTORI-IA-AVGGG_ASIS_RIC-IX-39d_C_Siscia_383-408-AD__Q-001_7h_13-13,5mm_1,50g-s.jpg
165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 039c1, -/-//ASIS, AE-4, VICTORIA AVG G G, Victory advancing left, Rare!, #1318 views165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 039c1, -/-//ASIS, AE-4, VICTORIA AVG G G, Victory advancing left, Rare!, #1
avers: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right (3a/A).
reverse: VICTOR IA AVG G G, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exergue: -/-//ASIS, diameter: 13-13,5 mm, weight: 1,50g, axis: 7h,
mint: Siscia, date: 384-387 A.D., ref: RIC IX 39c1, p-155, Rare!
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165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 039c2, -/-//BSIS, AE-4, VICTORIA AVG G G, Victory advancing left, Rare!, #1103 views165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Siscia, RIC IX 039c2, -/-//BSIS, AE-4, VICTORIA AVG G G, Victory advancing left, Rare!, #1
avers: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right (3a/A).
reverse: VICTOR IA AVG G G, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exergue: -/-//BSIS, diameter: 13,0-14,0 mm, weight: 1,11g, axis: 7h,
mint: Siscia, date: 384-387 A.D., ref: RIC IX 39c2, p-155, Rare!
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165_Arcadius,_Thessalonica,_RIC_IX_59c1,_AE-3,_DN_ARCARIVS_P_F_AVG_(C),_GLORIA_REI_PVBLICE,_ChiRho,_TES,_383-388_AD_,_R,_Q-001,_0h,_16,5-17mm,_1,69g-s.jpg
165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 059c1, AE-3, -/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, Christogram (ChiRho) above, Scarce, #1115 views165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 059c1, AE-3, -/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, Christogram (ChiRho) above, Scarce, #1
avers: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed bust left, in imperial mantle, holding mappa and sceptre. (C)
reverse: GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, closed gate, 6 layers of stone, Christogram (ChiRho) above.
exergue: -/-//TES, diameter: 16,5-17,0 mm, weight: 1.69g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 383-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 059c1, p-,
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Arcadius_AE-4_DN-ARCARIVS-PF-AVG_GLORIA-REI-PVBLICE_Gamma_TES_RIC-IX-62c_C-8_Thessalonica_383-388-AD__Q-001_axis-5h_12mm_1,15g-s.jpg
165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 062c, AE-4, Γ/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, #1155 views165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 062c, AE-4, Γ/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, #1
avers: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, closed gate, 6 layers of stone.
exergue: Γ/-//TES, diameter: 12 mm, weight: 1.15g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 383-388A.D., ref: RIC IX 062c, p-,
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179 Honorius ( 393-423 A.D.), Alexandria, RIC X 157 (Arcadius), -/-//ALEA, AE-3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Three emperors standing side by side, Scarce! #196 views179 Honorius ( 393-423 A.D.), Alexandria, RIC X 157 (Arcadius), -/-//ALEA, AE-3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Three emperors standing side by side, Scarce! #1
avers:- D N HONORI VS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, star behind head.
revers:- GLORI A ROMA NORVM, Three emperors ( Arcadius, Honorius, and Theodosius II ) standing side by side holding spears, the two outer ones taller, each resting hand on shield, the middle one holding a globe.
exerg: -/-//ALEA, diameter: 13,7 mm, weight: 1,66g, axes: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date:406-408 A.D., ref: RIC X 157 (Arcadius), p-252, Scarce!
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185- Arcadius, Victoria22 viewsArcadius, AE4, 383-408 AD, Siscia mint.
Obv: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, Diademmed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory advancing left with Wreath and palm.
ASIS in exergue, RIC 39d, (R2)
13mm, 1.1 gm.
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188 - Arcadius - RIC IX Antioch 70a28 viewsAE4
Obv:– DN ARCADIVS AVG, Laureate, draped and curassed bust right
Rev:– SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, carrying trophy over shoulder and dragging captive; Christogram in left field
Minted in Antioch (ANTΓ in exe).
RIC IX Antioch 70a
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188 - Arcadius Siliqua - RIC IX, 43(c) 67 viewsObv:– DN ARCADIVS AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and curassed bust right
Rev:– VRBS ROMA, Roma seated left on cuirass, Victory on globe in right hand, reversed spear in left
Minted in Lugdunum (LVGPS). August 28, A.D. 388-May 15, A.D. 392, Sixth Period
Reference:– RIC IX, 43(c) (rated Rare)
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189 - Eudoxia - RIC X Arcadius 10232 viewsAE3
Obv:– AEL EVDOXIA AVG, Diademed bust right, draped
Rev:– SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right on cuirass, pointing one hand at a shield inscribed with the Chi-Rho as she balances it atop a column with her other hand
Minted in Nicomedia (SMNA in exe.) A.D. 401-403
RIC X Arcadius 102 (R)
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197. Arcadius (383-408 A.D.)18 viewsAv.: DN ARCADIVS PF AVGVSTVS
Rv.: VIRTVS EXERCITI
Left: chi-rho
Ex.: CONS gamma

AE Maiorina Ø21-23 / 5.5g
RIC IX 83c Constantinople
Juancho
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198. Aelia Eudoxia (Wife of Arcadius)23 viewsAv.: AEL EVDOXIA AVG
Rv.: SALVS REIPVBLICAE
Ex.: SMKA

AE Follis Ø16-18 / 2.8g
RIC X 103 Cyzicus
1 commentsJuancho
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1ex Eugenius26 views392-394

AR siliqua

Bearded, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust rightt, DN EVGENIVS PF AVG
Roma seated left on cuirass, MDPS below, VIRTVS ROMANORVM

RIC 32c

Zosimus reports: Eugenius became the sincere friend of Arbogastes, who had no secret which he did not confide to him. Recollecting Eugenius, therefore, at this juncture, who by his extraordinary learning and the gravity of his conversation seemed well-adapted for the management of an empire, he communicated to him his designs. But finding him not pleased with the proposals, he attempted to prevail on him by all the arts he could use, and entreated him not to reject what fortune so favourably offered. Having at length persuaded him, he deemed it advisable in the first place to remove Valentinian, and thus to deliver the sole authority to Eugenius. With this view he proceeded to Vienna, a town in Gaul, where the emperor resided; and as he was amusing himself near the town in some sports with the soldiers, apprehending no danger, Arbogastes gave him a mortal wound. To this audacious action the soldiers quietly submitted, not only because he was so brave and warlike a person, but because they were attached to him through his contempt of riches. As soon as he had performed this action, he declared Eugenius emperor, and infused into them the most favourable hopes that he would prove an excellent ruler, since he possessed such extraordinary qualifications. . . .

[Theodosius marched against Eugenius.] The emperor (having mourned for [his just deceased wife] a whole day, according to the rule of Homer), proceeded with his army to the war, leaving behind him his son Arcadius, who had some time previously been made emperor. This prince being young, his father, in order to amend the defects of his nonage, left with him Rufinus, who was prefect of the court, and acted as he pleased, even as much as the power of sovereignty enabled the emperor himself to do. Having done this, he took with him his younger son Honorius, quickly passed through the intermediate countries, and having exceded his expectations in crossing the Alps, arrived where the enemy was stationed : Eugenius being astonished at seeing him there whom he so little expected. But as he was arrived there, and consequently was under the necessity of engaging, he judged it most prudent to place the Barbarian troops in front, and to expose them first. He ordered Gaines with the troops under his command to make the first attack, and the other commanders of Barbarian soldiers to follow him, either cavalry, horse archers, or infantry. Eugenius then drew out his forces. When the two armies were engaged, so great an eclipse of the sun happened, that for more than half the time of the action it appeared rather to be night than day. As they fought therefore a kind of nocturnal battle, so great a slaughtor was made, that in the same day the greater part of the allies of Theodosius were slain, with their commander Bacurius, who fought very courageously at their head, while the other commanders escaped very narrowly with the remainder. When night came on and the armies had rallied, Eugenius was so elated with his victory, that he distributed money among those who had behaved with the greatest gallantry in the battle, and gave them time to refresh themselves, as if after such a defeat there was no probability of another engagement As they were thus solacing themselves, the emperor Theodosius about break of day fell suddenly on them with his whole forces, while they were still reclined |129 on the ground, and killed them before they knew of the approach of an enemy. He then proceeded to the tent of Eugenius, where he attacked those who were around him, killing many of them, and taking some of them in their flight, among whom was Eugenius. When they had got him in their power, they cut off his head, and carried it on a long spear around the camp, in order to shew those who still adhered to him, that it was now their interest to be reconciled to the emperor, inasmuch as the usurper was removed.
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1ey Arcadius20 views383-408

AE4

Pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Emperor advancing right, seizing bound captive by the hair & carrying labarum, BSISC in ex., GLORIA ROMANORVM

RIC 38c2

Zosimus recorded, [Theodosius] proceeded with his army to the war [against Eugenius], leaving behind him his son Arcadius, who had some time previously been made emperor. . . .

THE whole empire being vested in Arcadius and Honorius, they indeed appeared by their title to possess the sovereign authority, although the universal administration of affairs was under Rufinus in the east, and under Stilico in the west. By these all causes were determined, at their own pleasure; for whoever bribed plentifully, or by any other means of friendship or consanguinity could make the judge his advocate, was sure to succeed in the process. From hence it happened that most of those great estates, which cause the possessors to be generally esteemed fortunate, devolved to these two; since some endeavoured by gifts to avoid false accusations, and others relinquished all their possessions to obtain an office, or in any other manner to purchase the ruin of particular cities. While iniquity of every kind presided, therefore, in the respective cities, the money from all quarters flowed into the coffers of Rufinus and Stilico ; while on the reverse, poverty preyed on the habitations of those who had formerly been rich. Nor were the emperors acquainted with anything that was done, but thought all that Rufinus and Stilico commanded was done by virtue of some unwritten law. After they had amassed immense wealth, Rufinus began to concert the means of becoming emperor, by making his own daughter, who was now marriageable. . . . [A different cabal persuaded Arcadius to marry a different girl.]. . . .

Before this juncture a report had been circulated at Rome, that the emperor Arcadius was dead, which was confirmed after the departure of Arcadius for Ravenna. Stilico being at Ravenna while the emperor was at a city of Aemilia, called Bononia, about seventy miles distant, the emperor sent for him to chastise the soldiers, who mutinied amongst each other by the way. Stilico, therefore, having collected the mutinous troops together, informed them that the emperor had commanded him to correct them for their disobedience, and to punish them by a decimation, or putting to death every tenth man. At this they were in such consternation, that they burst into tears, and desiring him to have compassion on them, prevailed on him to promise them a pardon from the emperor. The emperor having performed what Stilico had promised, they applied themselves to public business. For Stilico was desirous of proceeding to the east to undertake the management of the affairs of Theodosius, the son of Arcadius, who was very young, and in want of a guardian. Honorius himself was also inclined to undertake the same journey, with a design to secure the dominions of that emperor. But Stilico, being displeased at that, and laying before the emperor a calculation of the immense sum of money it would require to defray the expence of such an expedition, deterred him from the enterprise.
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1ez Eudoxia11 viewsAE 18mm

Diademed draped bust right being crowned by manus Dei, AEL EVDOXIA AVG
Victory seated right, supporting shield on column inscribed with chi-rho; mintmark CONSA., SALVS REIPVBLICAE

RIC 101
Wife of Arcadius, she virtually ruled the East from 400 until her death in 404.
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1fa Honorius19 views393-423

AE3

RIC 403

Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, DN HONORIVS PF AVG
Two emperors standing facing, heads turned to one another, each holding spear and resting hand on shield, GLORIA ROMANORVM. Mintmark SMKA.

Zosimus wrote: [Theodosius] proceeded with his army to the war [against Eugenius], leaving behind him his son Arcadius, who had some time previously been made emperor. . . . Having done this, he took with him his younger son Honorius, quickly passed through the intermediate countries, and having exceded his expectations in crossing the Alps, arrived where the enemy was stationed. . . . The emperor Theodosius after these successes proceeded to Rome, where he declared his son Honorius emperor, and appointing Stilico to the command of his forces there, left him as guardian to his son. . . . The emperor Theodosius, having consigned Italy, Spain, Celtica, and Libya to his son Honorius, died of a disease on his journey towards Constantinople. . . .

THE whole empire being vested in Arcadius and Honorius, they indeed appeared by their title to possess the sovereign authority, although the universal administration of affairs was under Rufinus in the east, and under Stilico in the west. By these all causes were determined, at their own pleasure; for whoever bribed plentifully, or by any other means of friendship or consanguinity could make the judge his advocate, was sure to succeed in the process. From hence it happened that most of those great estates, which cause the possessors to be generally esteemed fortunate, devolved to these two; since some endeavoured by gifts to avoid false accusations, and others relinquished all their possessions to obtain an office, or in any other manner to purchase the ruin of particular cities. While iniquity of every kind presided, therefore, in the respective cities, the money from all quarters flowed into the coffers of Rufinus and Stilico ; while on the reverse, poverty preyed on the habitations of those who had formerly been rich. Nor were the emperors acquainted with anything that was done, but thought all that Rufinus and Stilico commanded was done by virtue of some unwritten law. . . .

After the autumn was terminated, and winter had commenced, Bassus and Philippus being chosen consuls, the emperor Honorius, who had long before lost his wife Maria, desired to marry her sister Thermantia. But Stilico appeared not to approve of the match, although it was promoted by Serena, who wished it to take place from these motives. When Maria was about to be married to Honorius, her mother, deeming her too young for the marriage-state and being unwilling to defer the marriage, although she thought that to submit so young and tender a person to the embraces of a man was offering violence to nature, she had recourse to a woman who knew how to manage such affairs, and by her means contrived that Maria should live with the emperor and share his bed, but that he should not have the power to deprive her of virginity. In the meantime Maria died a virgin, and Serena, who, as may readily be supposed, was desirous to become the grandmother of a young emperor or empress, through fear of her influence being diminished, used all her endeavours to marry her other daughter to Honorius. This being accomplished, the young lady shortly afterwards died in the same manner as the former. . . . .

For Stilico was desirous of proceeding to the east to undertake the management of the affairs of Theodosius, the son of Arcadius, who was very young, and in want of a guardian. Honorius himself was also inclined to undertake the same journey, with a design to secure the dominions of that emperor. But Stilico, being displeased at that, and laying before the emperor a calculation of the immense sum of money it would require to defray the expence of such an expedition, deterred him from the enterprise. . . .

In the mean time, the emperor Honorius commanded his wife Thermantia to be taken from the imperial throne, and to be restored to her mother, who notwithstanding was without suspicion. . . . Alaric began his expedition against Rome, and ridiculed the preparations made by Honorius. . . . The emperor Honorius was now entering on the consulship, having enjoyed that honour eight times, and the emperor Theodosius in the east three times. At this juncture the rebel Constantine sent some eunches to Honorius, to intreat pardon from him for having accepted of the empire. When the emperor heard this petition, perceiving that it was not easy for him, since Alaric and his barbarians were so near, to prepare for other wars ; and consulting the safety of his relations who were in the hands of the rebel, whose names were Verenianus and Didymius; he not only granted his request, but likewise sent him an imperial robe. . . .

Note: No ancient source reports the sack of Rome by the Goths in 410, they having besieged the city three times, all while Honorius huddled in a besieged Ravenna. Honorius retained his nominal capacity until he died in 423.
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22076 Arcadius/Gloria15 viewsArcadius/Gloria Romanorvm
Obv: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG,
rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM,
emperor standing facing, head right, holding standard and globe.
ANT Delta in Exergue
Mint:Antioch 22.3mm 4.1g
Ref: RIC IX Antioch 68c
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277 Arcadius16 viewsobv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents no star
ex:r//TES
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286 Arcadius AE411 viewsobv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents
ex: r//TES
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297 Arcadius. AE412 viewsobv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG laur. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents
ex: r/TES
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303 Arcadius9 viewsobv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG laur. drp. cuir. bust l.
rev: GORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents , no star
ex: r/TES
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310 Arcadius15 viewsobv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PBLICE campgate with two turrents, no star
ex: r/TES
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383-408 AD - Arcadius - RIC IX Constantinople 86(c) - SALVS REIPVBLICAE25 viewsEmperor: Arcadius (r. 383-408 AD)
Date: 388-392 AD
Condition: Fine
Size: AE4

Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
Our Lord Arcadius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE
The Republic is safe.
Victory advancing left, with right hand carrying trophy over shoulder and dragging captive with left. in left field.
Exergue: CONS? (Constantinople mint, unknown officina)

RIC IX Constantinople 86(c); VM 39
0.91g; 13.1mm; 0°
Pep
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383-408 AD - Arcadius - RIC IX Constantinople 86(c)3 - SALVS REIPVBLICAE32 viewsEmperor: Arcadius (r. 383-408 AD)
Date: 388-392 AD
Condition: Fine
Size: AE4

Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
Our Lord Arcadius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE
The Republic is safe.
Victory advancing left, with right hand carrying trophy over shoulder and dragging captive with left. in left field.
Exergue: CONS (Constantinople mint, third officina)

RIC IX Constantinople 86(c)3; VM 39
0.96g; 13.3mm; 210°
Pep
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383-408 AD - Arcadius - RIC IX Siscia 36(2) - VOT | V39 viewsEmperor: Arcadius (r. 383-408 AD)
Date: 383-387 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Size: AE4

Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
Our Lord Arcadius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: VOT | V in wreath.
Through my vows, a prosperous five years to come.
Exergue: BSIS● (Siscia mint; second officina)

RIC IX Siscia 36(2); VM 44
1.25g; 13.3mm; 195°
Pep
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383-408 AD - Arcadius - RIC IX Thessalonica 61(c) - VIRTVS AVGGG35 viewsEmperor: Arcadius (r. 383-408 AD)
Date: 384-388 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN ARCAD-IVS PF AVG
Our Lord Arcadius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: VIRTVS - AVGGG
The Emperors are militarily virtuous.
Emperor standing left, head right, on ship, holding phoenix on globe and standard. His right foot on captive; Victory on helm.
"" in left field.
Exergue: TES (Thessalonica mint, third officina)

RIC IX Thessalonica 61(c); VM 34
2.53g; 17.7mm; 135°
Pep
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515a. Aelia Flacilla33 viewsEmpress, wife of Theodosius the Great, died c. A. D. 385 or 386. Like Theodosius himself, his first wife, Ælia Flaccilla, was of Spanish descent. She may have been the daughter of Claudius Antonius, Prefect of Gaul, who was consul in 382. Her marriage with Theodosius probably took place in the year 376, when his father, the comes Theodosius, fell into disfavour and he himself withdrew to Cauca in Gallæcia, for her eldest son, afterwards Emperor Arcadius, was born towards the end of the following year. In the succeeding years she presented two more children to her husband Honorius (384), who later became emperor, and Pulcheria, who died in early childhood, shortly before her mother. Gregory of Nyssa states expressly that she had three children; consequently the Gratian mentioned by St. Ambrose, together with Pulcheria, was probably not her son. Flaccilla was, like her husband, a zealous supporter of the Nicene Creed and prevented the conference between the emperor and the Arian Eunomius (Sozomen, Hist. eccl., VII, vi). On the throne she was a shining example of Christian virtue and ardent charity. St. Ambrose describes her as "a soul true to God" (Fidelis anima Deo. — "De obitu Theodosii", n. 40, in P. L., XVI, 1462). In his panegyric St. Gregory of Nyssa bestowed the highest praise on her virtuous life and pictured her as the helpmate of the emperor in all good works, an ornament of the empire, a leader of justice, an image of beneficence. He praises her as filled with zeal for the Faith, as a pillar of the Church, as a mother of the indigent. Theodoret in particular exalts her charity and benevolence (Hist. eccles., V, xix, ed. Valesius, III, 192 sq.). He tells us how she personally tended cripples, and quotes a saying of hers: "To distribute money belongs to the imperial dignity, but I offer up for the imperial dignity itself personal service to the Giver." Her humility also attracts a special meed of praise from the church historian. Flaccilla was buried in Constantinople, St. Gregory of Nyssa delivering her funeral oration. She is venerated in the Greek Church as a saint, and her feast is kept on 14 September. The Bollandists (Acta SS., Sept., IV, 142) are of the opinion that she is not regarded as a saint but only as venerable, but her name stands in the Greek Menæa and Synaxaria followed by words of eulogy, as is the case with the other saints

Wife of Theodosius. The reverse of the coin is very interesting; a nice bit of Pagan-Christian syncretism with winged victory inscribing a chi-rho on a shield.
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515c. Flavius Victor29 viewsFlavius Victor was the infant son of Magnus Maximus by his wife Helen, allegedly the daughter of Octavius. He was proclaimed an Augustus from 384 to his death in 388.

Victor's father was considered a usurper of the Western Roman Empire. He negotiated receiving recognition by the legitimate Augusti Valentinian II and Theodosius I. When negotiations failed, Maximus pressed the matter by proclaiming his son an Augustus, indicating an attempt to secure a succession. This method had been used by former Emperor Valentinian I who declared his son and heir Gratian an Augustus in 367 and by Theodosius who had declared his own son and heir Arcadius an Augustus in 383.

Maximus and Victor gained recognition of their legitimacy for their co-reign by Theodosius in 386. In 387, Maximus campaigned in Italy against Valentinian II. Victor was left behind in Trier. His father defeated Valentinian but failed against a then hostile Theodosius in 388. Theodosius send Arbogastes in Trier to slay Victor.

Victor's death left Valentinian II, Theodosius and Arcadius as the sole Augusti in the Empire

RIC IX Aquileia 55b
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516. Honorius45 viewsFlavius Honorius (September 9, 384–August 15, 423) was Emperor of the Western Roman Empire from 395 until his death. He was the younger son of Theodosius I and his first wife Aelia Flaccilla, and brother of the Eastern emperor Arcadius.

Honorius was declared Augustus in 393 by his father and became western emperor at the age of 10, following his father's death in January 395. For the first part of his reign he depended on the military leadership of the Vandal general Stilicho. To strengthen his bonds to the young emperor, Stilicho married his daughter Maria to him.

At first Honorius based his capital in Milan, but when the Visigoths entered Italy in 402 he moved his capital to the coastal city of Ravenna, which was protected by a ring of marshes and strong fortifications. While the new capital was easier to defend, it was poorly situated to allow Roman forces to protect central Italy from the barbarian incursions.

The most notable event of his reign was the assault and sack of Rome on August 24, 410 by the Visigoths under Alaric.

The city had been under Visigothic siege since shortly after Stilicho's deposition and execution in the summer of 408. Lacking a strong general to control the by-now mostly barbarian Roman Army, Honorius could do little to attack Alaric's forces directly, and apparently adopted the only strategy he could do in the situation: wait passively to Visigoths to grow weary and spend the time marshalling what forces he could. Unfortunately, this course of action appeared to be the product of Honorius' indecisive character and he suffered much criticism for it both from contemporaries and later historians.

Whether this plan could have worked is perhaps debatable, especially since he deprived himself of several skillful officers by only promoting Catholics to the top military positions. In any case it was overtaken by events. Stricken by starvation, somebody opened Rome's defenses to Alaric and the Goths poured in. The city had not been under the control of a foreign force since an invasion of Gallic Celts some seven centuries before. The victorious Visigoths did untold damage to the city and the shock of this event reverberated from Britain to Jerusalem, and inspired Augustine to write his magnum opus, The City of God.

The year 410 also saw Honorius reply to a British plea for assistance against local barbarian incursions. Preoccupied with the Visigoths and lacking any real capabilities to assist the distant province, Honorius told the Britons to defend themselves as best they could.

There is a story (which Gibbon disbelieved) that when he heard the news that Rome had "perished", Honorius was initially shocked; thinking the news was in reference to a favorite chicken he had named "Roma", he recalled in disbelief that the bird was just recently feeding out of his hand. It was then explained to him that the Rome in question was the city.

His reign of twenty-eight years was one of the most disastrous in the Roman annals. Honorius' supposed weakness and timidity in the face of internal dissension and the attacks of the Visigoths and Vandals is often said to have contributed to the rapid disintegration of the western half of the empire.



RIC X Antioch 153
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517. Arcadius32 viewsFlavius Arcadius (377/378–May 1, 408) was Roman Emperor in the Eastern half of the Roman Empire from 395 until his death.

Arcadius was the elder son of Theodosius I and Aelia Flaccilla, and brother of Honorius, who would become a Western Roman Emperor. His father declared him an Augustus in January, 383. His younger brother was also declared an Augustus in 393.

As Emperors, Honorius was under the control of the Romanized Vandal magister militum Flavius Stilicho while Arcadius was dominated by one of his ministers, Rufinus. Stilicho is alleged by some to have wanted control of both emperors, and is supposed to have had Rufinus assassinated by Gothic mercenaries in 395, but definite proof of these allegations is lacking. In any case, Arcadius' new advisor Eutropius simply took Rufinus' place as the power behind the Eastern imperial throne. Arcadius was also dominated by his wife Aelia Eudoxia, who convinced her husband to dismiss Eutropius in 399. Eudoxia was strongly opposed by John Chrysostom, the Patriarch of Constantinople, who felt that she had used her family's wealth to gain control over the emperor. Eudoxia used her influence to have Chrysostom deposed in 404, but she died later that year.

Arcadius was dominated for the rest of his rule by Anthemius, the Praetorian Prefect, who made peace with Stilicho in the West. Arcadius himself was more concerned with appearing to be a pious Christian than he was with political or military matters, and he died, only nominally in control of his empire, in 408.

Bronze AE 4, RIC 67d and 70a, choice aEF, 1.14g, 13.8mm, 180o, Antioch mint, 383-395 A.D.; obverse D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse SALVS REIPVBLICE, Victory advancing left holding trophy over right shoulder, dragging captive with left, staurogram left, ANTG in ex; Ex Aiello; Ex Forum
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601. Eudoxia24 viewsAelia Eudoxia (d. 6 October 404) was the wife of the Eastern Roman emperor Arcadius.

The daughter of a certain Bauto, a Frankish magister militum serving in the Western Roman army during the 380s, Eudoxia owed her marriage to the youthful Emperor Arcadius on 27 April 395 to the intrigues of the eunuch of the palace, Eutropius. She had very considerable influence over her husband, who was of rather weak character and who was more interested in Christian piety than imperial politics.

In 399 she succeeded, with help from the leader of the Empire's Gothic mercenaries, in deposing her erstwhile benefactor Eutropius, who was later executed over the protests of John Chrysostom, the Patriarch of Constantinople.

John Chrysostom was already becoming unpopular at court due to his efforts at reforming the Church, and in 403 Eudoxia and Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria, succeeded in having the outspoken Patriarch condemned by a synod and then deposed. He was exiled to Armenia the next year after a brief return to power resulting from popular disgust at his fall and an earthquake which reinforced those feelings.

Eudoxia had a total of seven pregnancies, five of which were successful. Her final pregnancy ended in a miscarriage which led to her death on October 6, 404. One of her children was the future emperor Theodosius II.

In 403, Simplicius, Prefect of Constantinople, erected a statue dedicated to her on a column of porphyry. Arcadius renamed the town of Selymbria (Silivri) Eudoxiopolis after her, though this name did not survive.

Bronze AE 4, RIC 102, S 4241, VM 6, VF, 2.14g, 17.0mm, 180o, Nikomedia mint, 401-403 A.D.; obverse AEL EVDOXIA AVG, diademed and draped bust right with hand of God holding wreath over her head; reverse SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated on cuirass inscribing Christogram on shield, SMNA in ex; softly struck reverse; rare
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602. Theodosius II30 viewsFlavius Theodosius II (April, 401 - July 28, 450 ). The eldest son of Eudoxia and Arcadius who at the age of 7 became the Roman Emperor of the East.

He was heavily influenced by his eldest sister Pulcheria who pushed him towards Eastern Christianity. Pulcheria was the primary driving power behind the emperor and many of her views became official policy. These included her anti-Semitic view which resulted in the destruction of synagogues.

On the death of his father Arcadius in 408, he became Emperor. In June 421 Theodosius married the poet Aelia Eudocia. They had a daughter, Licinia Eudoxia, whose marriage with the Western Roman Emperor Valentinian III marked the re-unification of the two halves of the Empire, even if for a short time. Theodosius created the University of Constantinople, and died in 450 as the result of a riding accident.

Bronze AE4, S 4297, VG, .96g, 12.3mm, 0o, uncertain mint, 408-450 A.D.; obverse D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse no legend, cross in wreath, obscure mintmark in exergue; ex Forum
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74. Arcadius.43 viewsAE 2, 383, Constantinople mint.
Obverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Arcadius, holding spear and shield. Hand of God above, holding wreath.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM / Arcadius standing, holding standard and shield. Captive seated at left.
Mint mark: CONΓ*
5.44 gm., 24 mm.
RIC #53b; LRBC #2154; Sear #20783.

Edward Gibbon writes of Arcadius: "He received a princely education in the palace of Constantinople, and his inglorious life was spent in that peaceful and splendid seat of royalty, from whence he appeared to reign . . ."
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A147-02 - Arcadio (383 - 408 D.C.)35 viewsAE3 Centenional ó Decárgiro 16 x 17 mm 2.2 gr.
Hijo mayor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias orientales.

Anv: "DN ARCADI - VS PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[VIRTVS] EXERCITI" - Emperador vestido militarmente de pié de frente, viendo a derecha, portando lanza en mano derecha y descansando la izquierda en un escudo. La victoria, de pié a su lado lo corona con una corona que ella sostiene con su mano derecha, en la izquierda porta una hoja de palma. "ALEA ó B" en exergo.

Acuñada 395 - 401 D.C.
Ceca: Alejandría (Off.Incierta)
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.X (Alexandria) #75 Pag.247 - DVM #35 Pag.325 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9331.f. Pag.297 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4233 - Carson #2917
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A147-10 - Arcadio (383 - 408 D.C.)39 viewsAE4 Medio Centenional 14 mm 1.4 gr.
Hijo mayor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias orientales.

Anv: "DN ARCADIVS PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VOT V" - Leyenda en dos líneas dentro de una corona de laureles. "SMKA" en exergo.

Acuñada 383 D.C.
Ceca: Cízico (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Cyzicus) #20d Pag.244 - DVM #35 Pag.325 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9316.d. Pag.296 - Sabatier #47
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A147-15 - Arcadio (383 - 408 D.C.)54 viewsAE2 Maiorina 23 x 22 mm 5.1 gr.
Hijo mayor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias orientales.

Anv: "DN ARCADI - VS PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, portando lanza y escudo, viendo a derecha. Sobre su cabeza una mano sostiene una corona de laureles.
Rev: "GLORIA RO - MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente de pié de frente, viendo a izquierda, portando labarum (estandarte militar con signo Chi-Ro en su bandera) en mano derecha y descansando la izquierda en su escudo. A su izquierda un prisionero sentado a izquierda viendo a derecha. "SMHA" en exergo.

Acuñada 383 - 387 D.C.
Ceca: Heraclea (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.X (Heraclea) #12 Pag.195 - DVM #24 Pag.325 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9313.c. Pag.295 - Sabatier #29
mdelvalle
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A147-17 - Arcadio (383 - 408 D.C.)67 viewsAE2 Maiorina pecunia 19 x 20 mm 5.6 gr.
Hijo mayor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias orientales.

Anv: "[DN ARCADI] - VS PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de rosetones y perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella.
Rev: "GLORIA RO - MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente de pié de frente, viendo a derecha, portando labarum (estandarte militar) en mano derecha y globo en izquierda. "ANTB" en exergo.

Acuñada 392 – 395 D.C.
Ceca: Antioquía – Hoy Antakya -Turquía (Off. 2da.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Antiochia) 68d Pag.294 - DVM #25 Pag.325 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9323.e. Pag.297
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A147-20 - Arcadio (383 - 408 D.C.)45 viewsAE4 Nummus 10x12 mm 1.0 gr.
Hijo mayor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias orientales.

Anv: "DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "CONCOR-DIA AVGGG" – Cruz rodeada por la leyenda. "SMHA" en exergo.

Acuñada 404 - 406 D.C.
Ceca: Heraclea (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.X #123A Pag.250 - DVM #385 Pag.326 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9334.a. Pag.298 – Carson #1996
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Aelia Eudoxia AE3 follis52 viewswife of Arcadius
GLORIA ROMANORVM
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AELIA EUDOXIA wife of Arcadius. Circa 400 AD AE/R57135 viewsEudoxia wife of Arcadius AE15 -- draped bust right, crowned by hand of God / Empress enthroned facing, arms crossed over breast, crowned by hand of god. right field: +. .RIC 83Marjan E
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Aelia Eudoxia, RIC X, (Arcadius) 104194 viewsAelia Eudoxia, wife of Arcadius, Augusta AD 400-401
AE 3, 17mm
struck in Antiochia, 3rd officina, AD 401-403
obv. AEL EVDO - XIA AVG
Bust, draped and diademed, wearing neck-lace and ear-ring; above hand of
god crowning her with wreath
rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE
Victory std. r. on cuirass, supporting shield on small column which is inscribed
with christogramm, with r. hand pointing to it.
in ex. ANT Gamma
RIX X, Antiochia 104
Scarce, about VF, with reddish sandpatina

Eudoxia was the daughter of the Frank Bauto and in fact the ruler until her death AD 404.
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Aelia Flaccilla 226 viewsAelia Flaccilla AE2. Struck 383 AD, Constantinople mint.

AEL FLACCILLA AVG, mantled bust right in elaborate headdress & necklace / SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, inscribing a christogram on shield resting on small column. T in right field, mintmark CON Epsilon. RIC 81 var (RIC lists T in left field only).

FLACILLA (Aelia), the first wife of Theodosius the Great; born in Spain, daughter of Antonius, prefect of Gaul, she was celebrated for her piety, and for her benevolence to the poor. Arcadius and Honorius were her sons by the above named emperor, who married her before his accession to the imperial throne.

She died in Thrace, A. D. 388. Her brass coins are of the lowest degree of rarity, her gold and silver most rare.

A half aureus of this empress's, on which she is styled AEL FLACILLA AVG, bears her head crowned with a diadem enriched with precious stones. - SALVS REIPVBLICAE is the legend, and a victory inscribing on a shield the monogram of Christ, is the type of the reverse.
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Arcadian, VOT V Heraclea7 viewsObverse legend: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
12-13 mm

RIC IX Heraclea 18b
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Arcadius21 viewsBSIS
RIC IX Siscia 39c
JRoME
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Arcadius13 viewsOB: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG
rev: VIRTVS-EXERCITI
Mint: ALEA
Ric X 75
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Arcadius76 viewsAE 15 mm 3.7 grams, , 401-403 A.D.;
OBV :: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder holding shield decorated with cross
REV :: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding scepter and Victory on globe.
Antioch mint?
From uncleaned lot 09/2007
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Arcadius 75 viewsAE 20 mm 1.7 grams 395-401 AD
OBV :: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG. rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV :: VIRTVS-EXERCITI. Virtus crowning emperor
EX :: ANTB (Antioch)
RIC X 71
RIC Rated Scarce
from uncleaned lot 02/2008
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Arcadius6 viewsAD 388-399
AE4
Constantinople
RIC IX 86c?
JRoME
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arcadius6 viewsAE4
AD 383-388
RIC 65c?
JRoME
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Arcadius 18 viewsArcadius AE2
24 mm 5.93 gm
O: D N ARCADIVS P F AVGVSIVS
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VIRTVS E_XERCIT
Emperor standing right, labarum inscribed with labarum in right hand, globe in left, left foot on bound captive kneeling on ground to right and looking back Cross in left field CONSΓ in exergue
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Arcadius16 viewsSalvs Reipvblice
Antioch
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Arcadius21 viewsGloria Reipvblice
Thessalonica
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Arcadius61 viewsobverse: DNARCADIVSPFAVG
reverse: SALVUS REIPUBLICAE Victory advancing L carrying trophy over L shoulder and dragging captive. chi-rho in L field
exe: CONS
Constantinople RIC IX 86c
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Arcadius 54 viewsArcadius AE3. D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS-EXERCITI, emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowns him with a wreath which she holds in her left hand. EX: ANTB Antioch
RIC IX 70 ?
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Arcadius12 viewsArcadius AE3. DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder, holding shield decorated with cross / CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding sceptre & Victory on globe, ANTG in ex.simmurray
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Arcadius25 viewsAE4 of Arcadius, 383-408 AD.
Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VOT V within wreath, SMK[A] in ex
ID: RIC IX 20d
Mint: Cyzicus
Size: 14 mm, 1.21 grams
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Arcadius4 viewsBronze Half Centenionalis
Roman Imperial - The Eastern Empire

Arcadius

2nd officina, Heraclea Mint. 19 Jan 383 - 25 Aug 383.
Fine, well centered, green patina, scrape on obverse, light corrosion
15.0mm / 1.196 g / 180°

Obverse: "DN ARCADIVS PF AVG", pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: "VOT V" in two lines within wreath, SMHB in exergue.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins 2015 (72470)
Old Note "BB6204" with coin description, "4/02/2012"
Ex WCNCOnline (circa 2012?)
Old Note "34578/579", with description


RIC IX Heraclea 18(b)2, LRBC II 1964, SRCV V 20867

MyID: 015B

Image Credit: Forvm Ancient Coins
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Arcadius11 viewsAE4

395 - 401 AD

Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI
Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory standing beside him, crowns him with a wreath held in her right hand.
Pericles J2
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Arcadius15 viewsARCADIUS AE4, RIC X 94, Constantinoplis
OBV: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted, diademed & cuirassed bust facing, holding spear & shield
REV: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding Victory on globe & sceptre, right foot on stern of a galley, SMKA in ex.
2.6g, 18mm
Minted at Cyzicus, 401-03 AD
Adam P2
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Arcadius Antioch Concordia8 viewsArcadius
DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG
CONCORDI-A AVGG
ANT gamma

RIC X 97 S

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Arcadius RIC IX 70a Double struck Obv./Rev, Rev/Obv15 viewsObv:DN ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE
Victory advancing right, dragging captive and
carrying trophy on shoulder, chi-rho left
ANTA in ex.
15mm .9gm
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O: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Emperor standing front, head right, holding standard and globe // SMHB
Heraclea Mint 392-395 A.D.
22mm
5.4g
RIC IX 27b.2, p. 199

From the Collection of Doug Smith #2187
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ARCADIUS (383-408AD) rare Roman coin. Victory43 viewsAE 13-15mm. 1.16gm. (EF) Well centered nice specimen. Original olive-green patina.
Obv./ D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev./ VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath, ASIS in ex. _7300
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Arcadius (395-401 AD) AE3, Antioch mint17 viewsRoman Imperial, Arcadius (395-401 AD) AE3, Antioch mint

Obverse: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, Pearl diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VIRTVS-EXERCITI, Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him, crowns him with a wreath which she holds in her right hand. Mintmark ANTΓ."Virtuous Performance"

Reference: RIC X 70

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics
Gil-galad
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ARCADIUS (395-408) - AQUILEA - RIC 124116 viewsSilique, 407-408, R3
A/D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Arcadius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//AQPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant dans sa main droite le globe nicéphore et une lance renversée dans la main gauche.
Argent - 1.57 gr - 17.3 mm - 12h
RIC X 1241, RSC 27d
Siliquae
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ARCADIUS (395-408) - CONSTANTINOPLE - RIC 87b6 viewsSilique, 392-395, R
A/D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Arcadius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VOT/X/MVLT/XX//CONS
Votis decennalibus/Multis vicennalibus, Vœux pour le dixième anniversaire de règne et pour le vingtième à venir
Légende en 4 lignes dans une couronne de lauriers fermée.
Argent - 2.08 gr - 19 mm - 12h
RIC IX 87b, RSC 28Ac
Siliquae
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ARCADIUS (395-408) - MILAN - RIC 1227d10 viewsSilique, 402-402, C1
A/D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Arcadius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//MDPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant dans sa main droite le globe nicéphore et une lance renversée dans la main gauche, un crochet sur la hampe.
Argent - 1.28 gr - 17 mm - 6h
RIC X 1227d, RSC
Siliquae
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ARCADIUS (395-408) - MILAN - RIC 27a7 viewsSilique, 388-393, S
A/D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Arcadius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VOT/X/MVLT/XV//MDPS
Votis decennalibus/Multis Quindecennalia, Vœux pour le dixième anniversaire de règne et pour le quinzième à venir
Légende en 4 lignes dans une couronne de lauriers fermée.
Argent - 1.83 gr - 17.5 mm - 12h
RIC IX 27a, RSC 27C
Siliquae
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ARCADIUS (395-408) - MILAN - RIC 32b17 viewsSilique, 393-394, R2
A/D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Arcadius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//MDPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et une lance renversée de la main gauche.
Argent - 1.25 gr - 16.5 mm - 12h
RIC IX 32b, RSC 27b
Commentaires :
Plutôt un sceptre ?
Siliquae
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ARCADIUS (395-408) - TREVES - RIC 106c13 viewsSilique, 392-395, C1
A/D N ARCAPI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Arcadius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//TRPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et une lance renversée de la main gauche.
Argent - 1.49 gr - 16 mm - 12h
RIC IX 106c, RSC 27e
Siliquae
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Arcadius (A.D. 383-408)26 viewsAE4, A.D. 395-401, Constantinople, 17.1mm, 2.12g, 0°, RIC X 60.
Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS EXERCITI. Emperor, head right, spear in right, left on shield. Victory crowns him; CONSA in ex.
Joseph D5
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Arcadius (Coin #179)11 viewsUnattributed, AE4, 395-401 AD.
Obv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG Laureate, cuirassed & draped bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS EXERCITI Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowns him with a wreath.
Size: 15.5mm 2.34gm
MaynardGee
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Arcadius (Flavius Arcadius) (383-408 A.D.)12 viewsRIC IX Heraclea 24c

AE2, 22-25 mm

Heraclea mint, second officina, struck 383-388 A.D.

Obv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, pearl diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: VIRTVS E-XERCITI, emperor standing right, holding labarum and globe, left foot on captive, [SMHB] or [•SMHB] in exergue.

RIC rarity c
Stkp
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Arcadius (RIC 151, Coin #178)14 viewsRIC 151 (C), AE4, Antioch, 406-408 AD.
Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, star left.
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM (ANT delta) three emperors stand facing.
Size: 14.0mm 1.36gm
MaynardGee
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Arcadius (RIC 18b, Coin #462)10 viewsRIC 18b (C), AE4, Heraclea, 378 - 383 AD
OBV: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: VOT V (SMHA); Text within wreath.
SIZE: 13.5mm 1.40g
MaynardGee
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Arcadius (RIC 26, Coin #585)19 viewsRIC 26 (C), AE2, Nicomedia, 378 - 383 AD.
OBV: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield, hand of God above holding wreath.
REV: GLORIA ROMANORVM (star SMN delta); Emperor holding spear and shield on ground, standing facing, head left, captive kneeling left.
SIZE: 22.5mm 5.28g
MaynardGee
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Arcadius (RIC 45a, Coin #409)30 viewsRIC 45a (C), AE2, Thessalonica, 383 - 388 AD.
Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Holding spear and shield. Hand of God with wreath above.
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM (TES Gamma •) Emporer standing facing, holding labarum and leaning on shield, bound captive left.
Size: 23.7mm 6.32gm
1 commentsMaynardGee
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Arcadius (RIC 67d, Coin #628)17 viewsRIC 67d (C), AE4, Antioch, 383 - 392 AD.
OBV: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG; Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
REV: SALVS REIPVBLICAE (ANTA); Victory advancing left, holding trophy on shoulder with right hand and dragging captive with left.
SIZE: 13.4mm 1.22g
MaynardGee
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Arcadius (RIC 68d, Coin #240)20 viewsRIC 68d, AE2, Antioch, 392-395 AD.
Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG Rossete-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM (ANT delta) Emperor standing facing, head right holding standard and globe.
Size: 20.8mm 5.30gm
MaynardGee
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Arcadius (RIC 68d, Coin #358)27 viewsRIC 68d (C), AE2, Antioch, 392-395 AD.
Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM (ANTB) Emperor standing facing, head right, holding standard and globe.
Size: 22.1mm 4.52gm
MaynardGee
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Arcadius (RIC 70, Coin #631)13 viewsRIC 70 (C3), AE3, Antioch, 395 - 401 AD.
OBV: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG; Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
REV: VIRTVS EXERCITI (ANTA); Emperor standing facing, spear in right, resting left on shield, Victory behind holds palm frond in left and crowing him with wreath in right.
SIZE: 18.0mm 2.52g
MaynardGee
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Arcadius (RIC 90b, Coin #177)17 viewsRIC 90b, AE4, Constantinople, 388-395 AD.
Obv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE (CONSB) Victory advancing left carrying trophy and dragging captive, chi-rho in left field.
Size: 12.8mm 1.12gm
MaynardGee
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Arcadius (RIC ?, Coin #632)15 viewsRIC ?, AE4.
OBV: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG; Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
REV: VIRTVS EXERCITI (); Emperor standing facing, spear in right, resting left on shield, Victory behind holds palm frond in left and crowing him with wreath in right.
SIZE: 14.4mm 1.48g
MaynardGee
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Arcadius (unlisted hybrid)12 viewsAD 383-408
AE4
VOT X MVLT XX
Herakles
SMHA
Arcadius obverse paired with a Theodosius II reverse
JRoME
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Arcadius - AE 24 viewsCyzicus
25.8.383 - 28.7.388 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Arcadius standing right, stepping on captive, holding labarum and globe
VIRTVS E_XERCITI
SMKΔ
RIC IX Cyzicus 25c
5,31 g 23,5-23 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Arcadius - AE 329 viewsConstantinople
395-401 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N ARCADI_VS P F AVG
Arcadius standing, facing, holding labarum and resting hand on shield; being crowned by Victory to right, holding palm
VIRTVS_EXERCITI
CONSA
RIC X 60
2,13 g 16,5-17,5 mm
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Arcadius - AE 421 viewsAquileia
388-393 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N ARCADI_VS P F AVG
Victory advancing left, holding trophy and dragging captive
SALVS REI_PVBLICAE
(XP)
AQS
RIC IX Aquileia 58c
1,01 g 12-11 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Arcadius - AE 410 viewsCyzicus
388-392 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Victory dragging bounded captive left, trophy on shoulder
SALVS REI_PVBLICAE
(XP)
SMKA
RIC IX Cyzicus 26c/30b
0,89g
Johny SYSEL
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Arcadius - AE 45 viewsNicomedia
19.1.383 - 25.8.383 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
within wreath:
VOT / V
SMNΓ
RIC IX Nicomedia 37c
1,32g
Johny SYSEL
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Arcadius - AE2 of Constantinople17 viewsD.N. ARCADIVS P.F. AVGVST[VS] ? (curious variety)
VIRTVS EXERCITI , Arcadius standing right, foot on captive, holding labarum and globe ; exergue : CONSΓ (Constantinople )
Ginolerhino
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Arcadius - AE2 of Heraclea15 viewsD.N. ARCADIVS P.F. AVG
GLORIA ROMANORVM , Arcadius standing facing, head right, holding labarum and globe ; exergue : SMHB (Heraclea)
Ginolerhino
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Arcadius - AE3 of Antioch19 viewsD.N. ARCADIVS P.F. AVG. , helmeted bust facing, holding spear and shield
CONCORDIA AVGG , Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding sceptre and victory on globe ; exergue : ANTΓ (Antioch)
Ginolerhino
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Arcadius - AE426 viewsAE4
Obv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
Rev: SALVS REIPVBLIAE; Victory walking r., carrying trophy and dragging captive
Tanit
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Arcadius - AE4 from Alexandria23 viewsD.N. ARCADIVS P.F. AVG.
CONCORDIA AVG. , cross ; exergue : ALEA (Alexandria)

RIC 111
Ginolerhino
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Arcadius - Gloria Reipublice40 viewsThessalonicaantvwala
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Arcadius - Gloria Reipublice19 viewsCastrrvm Ianva - Thessalonica
Ric IX Thessalonica 62c
antvwala
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ARCADIUS - MILAN - RIC 138 viewsSilique, 383-387, S
A/ D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus
Notre Maître Arcadius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/ VOT/V/MVLT/X//MDPS
Votis quinquennalibus/Multis decennalibus
Vœux pour le cinquième anniversaire de règne et plus pour les dix ans à venir
Légende en 4 lignes dans une couronne de lauriers fermée
Argent, Poids : 1.31 gr, Diamètre : 16.6 mm, axe des coins : 0h
RIC IX 13, RSC 27B
Siliqua S
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ARCADIUS -438 viewsObv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev: VIRTVS EXERCITI Emperor standing left head right holding spear and resting left hand on shield Victory standing beside him crowns him with wreath held in right hand

Exe: SMNA Nicomedia mint 383-388 AD

Ref: RIC IX, 62 1.8 g 18mm Dug in Syria
Matthew Raica
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Arcadius 383-408 A.D.24 viewsThe obverse bust is of a diademed, cuirassed Arcadius facing right with the inscription reading DNARCADIVSPFAVG. The reverse is of Victory holding a trophy and dragging a captive while advancing left. The reverse inscription reads SALVSREIPVBLICAE.cwonsidler
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Arcadius 383-408 AD14 viewsMint: Constantinople, Date: 388-392 AD
Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG- Diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE- Victory advancing left, head turned right, looking & pulling on the hair of a captive & holding trophy over right shoulder,
P-cross monogram to left.
Exergue: CONS Delta
Size: 13mm; 1.3gms
Ref: RIC IX,86c
Brian L
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Arcadius AD383-AD40833 viewsDie axis 350 degrees
Sear 4131
Antioch mint
Paul D3
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Arcadius AD383-AD40815 viewsAE 13 Die axis 180 degrees
Sear 4134
Cyzicus mint
Paul D3
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ARCADIUS AE 3 15mm 2.46gr 6 viewsAntonivs Protti
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Arcadius AE 443 viewsRIC IX Cyzicus 20d Arcadius AE 4. 383-384 D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuiriassed bust right / VOT V in laurel wreath, SMK? in ex.Tkonnova
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Arcadius AE 48 viewsArcadius
AE4
DN ARCADIVS PF AVG , diad, dr. and cuir. bust right
CONCORDIA AVGGG, cross

RIC 0132
Tanit
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Arcadius AE 4. 383-408 AD, Constantinopolis13 viewsRoman Imperial, Arcadius AE 4, (383-408 AD), Constantinopolis, 1.4g, 13mm

Obverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VOT V in wreath. CON in ex. "Vow of five years service."

Reference: RIC IX 62
Gil-galad
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ARCADIUS AE2 - 383-388 AD42 viewsobv: DN ARCAD-IVS P F AVG (pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right holding spear & shield, hand of God holding wreath above)
rev: GLORIA RO-MANORVM (emperor standing facing, head left, holding labarum in right hand and resting left hand on shield; on the left a captive is sitting to left with his head right; in left field, symbol P on its side); SMHB* in ex.
ref: RIC IX Heraclea 22
mint: Heraclea - SMHB
5.45gms, 23mm
berserker
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ARCADIUS AE2 RIC IX 68, GLORIA ROMANORVM26 viewsOBV: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor standing facing, head right, holding standard and globe. Mintmark ANTB
5.1g, 20mm

Minted at Antiochia, 383-92 AD
Legatus
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Arcadius AE2. 383-388 AD.16 viewsArcadius AE2. 383-388 AD. DN ARCADIVS P F AVGVSTVS, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS EXERCITI, Arcadius standing right, foot on captive, holding labarum and globe. Cross in left field. Mintmark CONSΓ. Britanikus
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Arcadius AE3 (401-403 AD), Antioch mint9 viewsRoman Imperial, Arcadius AE3 (401-403 AD), Antioch mint

Obverse: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, Pearl helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder, holding shield decorated with cross.

Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding sceptre and Victory on globe. Mintmark ANTΓ.

Reference: RIC IX Antioch 97

Ex: Kayser-i Run Numismatics
Gil-galad
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ARCADIUS AE3 RIC X 60, Victory16 viewsOBV: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: VIRTVS EXERCITI, emperor standing facing, holding spear & sheild, being crowned by Victory standing left, CONSB in ex.
2.7g, 17mm

Minted at Constantinople, 383-388 AD
Legatus
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Arcadius AE3, 394-395 AD, Rome58 viewsArcadius,
AE – 16mm
Rome, 394-395 AD
Pearl diademed bust r.
DN ARCADIUS PF AVG
Emperor standing r., holding Victory and laborum
VRBS ROMA FELIX
SMROM in exergue, OF in left field, T in right field
RIC 67c
S
Ardatirion
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Arcadius AE454 viewsOBV: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

REV: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, carrying trophy over shoulder & dragging captive, SMNG in ex.

RIC 45c, van Meter 326,39

Uncleaned lot, nice smooth field.
casata137ec
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Arcadius AE425 viewsObv: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS-EXERCITI, emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowns him with a wreath held in her right hand.
SMKA in ex.
18mm 1.80g RIC X 66, Cyzicus
casata137ec
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Arcadius AE450 viewsRIC IX 26c Cyzicus, LRBC 2578
1.04 g, 14 mm
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, carrying trophy & dragging captive by the hair, Chi-Rho to left
SMKG in exergue
Mark Z2
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Arcadius AE447 viewsVICTORIA AVGGGTibsi
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ARCADIUS AE4 RIC IX 20c(1), Victory20 viewsOBV: DN ARCADIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped bust right
REV: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, trophy over shoulder, dragging captive. Chi-Rho in left field. Mintmark ALE gamma.
1.1g, 13mm

Minted at Alexandria, 392 AD
This particular coin is now listed in Wildwinds
Legatus
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ARCADIUS AE4 RIC IX 65c, Victory19 viewsOBVERSE: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped bust right
REVERSE: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, trophy over shoulder in right, dragging captive with left, chi-rho left field, TESΓ in ex
1.23g, 12mm

Struck at Thessalonica, 388-393 AD
Legatus
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Arcadius AE4, (RIC Aquileia 58c)8 viewsAquileia mint, 2nd officina, 388-391. 13 mm, 1.26 g, 0º.

Obverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, looking right.

Reverse: SALVS REIPVBLICAE Victory advancing left, holding trophy over shoulder and dragging a captive behind her. Chi-Rho in left field.

Exergue: AQS

Reference: RIC IX Aquileia 58c.
Manuel
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ARCADIUS AE4, RIC 65c, Vota19 viewsOBV: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuiriassed bust right
REV: VOT X MVLT XX in laurel wreath, AN(delta) in ex.
1.3g, 8mm

Minted at Antiochia, 383-88 AD
Legatus
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ARCADIUS AE4, RIC IX 62b1, Vota22 viewsOBV: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: No legend Exe: SMH - Wreath, VOT/V within; CON(gamma) in ex.
1.2g, 12mm

Minted at Constantinople
Legatus
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Arcadius AE4, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Cyzikus46 viewsArcadius AE4
Obv.: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev.: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, carrying trophy & dragging captive by the hair, cross-Rho to left, SMKΓ in ex. LRBC 2578./RIC 26c?
areich
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Arcadius AE4, Virtus Exerciti (RIC X Antioch 70)6 viewsAntioch mint, 3rd officina, 395-401. 14 mm, 2.03 g, 350º.

Obverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, looking right.

Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowns him with a wreath held in her right hand.

Exergue: ANTG

Reference: RIC X Antioch 70.
Manuel
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Arcadius AE4.15 viewsArcadius AE4. D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, pearl
diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS-
EXERCITI, emperor standing left, head right, holding
spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing
beside him crowns him with a wreath which she holds
in her right hand. Mintmark: ANTG. Coin #132
cars100
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Arcadius AE4.17 viewsArcadius AE4. D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS-EXERCITI, emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him, crowns him with a wreath held in her right hand.
Mint mark not shown due to irrergular flan., but possibly Alexandria or Cyzicus.
Antonivs Protti
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Arcadius AE4. 388-392 AD.29 viewsArcadius AE4. 388-392 AD. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG,
diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / SALVS
REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, head turned
right, looking & pulling on the hair of a captive &
holding trophy over right shoulder, P-cross monogram
to left, CONSG in ex. RIC IX 86c of Constantinople
Coin #134
cars100
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Arcadius AE4. 388-392 AD.24 viewsSear Roman Coins and their Values [1988 edition] s4234

Arcadius AE4. 388-392 AD. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, head turned right, looking & pulling on the hair of a captive & holding trophy over right shoulder, P-cross monogram to left, CONSG in ex. RIC IX 86c of Constantinople.

Antonivs Protti
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Arcadius AE4. 388-392 AD. 15 views D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, head turned right, holding trophy over right shoulder and dragging a captive behind her, chi-rho in left field, CONSG in ex. RIC IX 86c of Constantinople. Sear'88 #4234Antonivs Protti
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Arcadius AE4. 388-392 AD. Constantinople 19 viewsConstantinople, Arcadius AE4. 388-392 AD. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, head turned right, holding trophy over right shoulder and dragging a captive behind her, chi-rho in left field, CONSG in ex. RIC IX 86c of Constantinople. RIC IX 86c
Sear'88 #4234
Antonivs Protti
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Arcadius AE4. 388-392 AD. Constantinople 10 viewsConstantinople, Arcadius AE4. 388-392 AD. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, head turned right, holding trophy over right shoulder and dragging a captive behind her, chi-rho in left field, CONSG in ex. RIC IX 86c of Constantinople. RIC IX 86c
Sear'88 #4234
Antonivs Protti
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Arcadius AE4. Siscia 19 viewsSiscia , RIC 39 Arcadius AE4. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, ASIS in ex. _soldAntonivs Protti
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Arcadius Alexandria48 viewsuncleaned as receivedfordicus
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Arcadius Antioch Concordia24 viewsDN ARCADI-VS PF AVG
CONCORDI-A AVGG
Antioch RIC X 97

ecoli
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Arcadius Antioch GLORIA ROMANORVM8 viewsRIC IX Antioch 68c cecoli
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Arcadius Antioch GLORIA ROMANORVM8 viewsRIC IX Antioch 68d

ecoli
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Arcadius Antioch VIRTVS EXERCITI11 viewsecoli
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Arcadius Antioch VIRTVS EXERCITI17 viewsDN ARCADI-VS PF AVG
VIRTVS-EXERCITI
RIC X 70 Antioch

ecoli
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Arcadius Antioch VIRTVS EXERCITI7 views Arcadius AE4. D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS-EXERCITI, emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowns him with a wreath which she holds in her right hand. Mintmark: ANTA
Antioch RIC 70
ecoli
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Arcadius AR Siliqua 23 viewsObv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG - Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VOT / X / MVLT / XX in four lines within wreath; CONS in exergue.
Date: 15 May 392 - 17 Jan 395 AD
Mint: Constantinople.
Ref: RIC IX 87b, RSC V 28Ac.
Notes: Scarce.
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Arcadius bronze 12mm. 0.8gm.14 viewsBritanikus
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Arcadius Concordia29 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.
Bronze AE 3, RIC X 85 (Arcadius) or 87 (Honorius), aVF, Constantinople mint, weight 2.235g, maximum diameter 15.5mm, die axis 180o, 401 - 403 A.D.;
OBV: D N [ARCADI?] - VS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing, diademed, cuirassed, spear in right over right shoulder behind head, shield decorated with a cross on left arm;
REV: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, long vertical scepter in right, Victory on globe in left, foot on prow, CONSA in exergue (off flan); scarce;

This reverse type combined with a facing military bust was struck by Arcadius at Constantinople in his own name and also for Honorius and Theodosius II. Since part of the obverse legend is off-flan, we cannot determine if the coin was struck by Arcadius in his own name or in the name of Honorius. Both types are scarce.
EX Forvm Ancient Coins

SCARCE
Romanorvm
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Arcadius Constantinople VIRTVS EXERCITI11 viewsDN ARCADI-VS PF AVG
VIRTVS-EXERCITI
CONSB

RIC X 60
ecoli
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Arcadius Cyzicus Cross18 viewsRI5

DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG
CONCOR-DIA AVGGG
Cyzicus RIC X 132

ecoli
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Arcadius Cyzicus VIRTVS EXERCITI13 viewsRIC IX Cyzicus 25cecoli
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Arcadius Cyzicus Vota7 viewsRIC IX Cyzicus 20d

ecoli
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Arcadius Gloria Romanorum30 viewsArcadius AE25, 25mm, 5.9g, 383-408 AD, struck 392-395, RIC IX 27b.2; LRBC 2572
OBV: DN ARCADI-VS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
REV: GLORIA-ROMANORVM, Arcadius standing facing, holding standard and globe
Romanorvm
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Arcadius II Victory Dragging Captive40 viewsD N ARCADIVS P F AVG, bust right / SALVS
REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, carrying
trophy and dragging captive, chi-rho in the
left field, ANTA in exergue. Antioch mint. 378 - 408 AD
RIC Antioch 67d
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Arcadius Nicomedia GLORIA ROMANORVM6 viewsRIC IX Nicomedia 46b C
ecoli
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Arcadius RIC IX 20d22 viewsObv:DN ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VOT V
VOT V in laurel wreath
SMKA in ex.
15mm 1.3 gm
OWL365
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Arcadius RIC IX 38c85 viewsObv:DN ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM
emperor advancing right, seizing bound captive by the hair & carrying labarum
BSISC dot in ex.
18mm 2.6 gm
OWL365
ARCADIUS-5.jpg
Arcadius RIC IX 39c18 viewsObv:DN ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGGG
Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
ASIS in ex.
13mm 1.1gm
OWL365
ARCADIUS-3.jpg
Arcadius RIC IX 57e45 viewsObv:DN ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGGG
two Victories facing each other holding wreaths and palm branches,
RT in ex.
13mm 1. gm
OWL365
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Arcadius RIC IX 86c13 viewsObv:DN ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE
Victory advancing right, dragging captive and
carrying trophy on shoulder, chi-rho left
CONSB in ex.
13mm 1.3gm
OWL365
ARCADIUS-4.jpg
Arcadius RIC IX 88b37 viewsObv: DN ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA-ROMANORVM
emperor standing facing holding labarum in right hand and globe in left.
CONSr in ex.
22mm 5.1 gm
OWL365
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Arcadius RIC IX Cyzicus? 18 viewsobv D.N Arcardius P.F AVG , bust right
rev: SALVS REI-REPUBLICAE
Victory walking with capture, cross
1,30 grams 13 mm
Niclas E
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Arcadius RIC IX nicomedia 44c47 viewsAE 24 mm 6.3 grams 383-388 AD
OBV :: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG. Pearled diadem, draped and cuirased bust right
REV :: VIRTVS E-XERCITI. Emperor standing right holding standard in right, globe in left hand. left foot resting on leaning captive
EX :: SMN
RIC IX nicomedia 44c
RIC rated Scarce
from uncleaned lot 04/2008
Johnny
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Arcadius RIC IX Nicomedia 44c43 viewsobv. DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev. VIRTVSE - ECERCITI
emperror standing right, stepping om captive, holding labarum and globe
branch in field left
ex. SMN Gamma
mint Nicomedia
Holger G
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Arcadius RIC X 667 viewsArcadius, Cyzikus, 383-408 AD, 19mm, 2.73g, RIC 66B
OBV:  DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right 
REV: VIRTVS EXERCITI, Arcadius standing standing facing, holding spear and
leaning on shield, being crowned with wreath by Victory standing to left
who is also holding a palm branch. SMKB in ex.
SRukke
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Arcadius RIC X 7015 viewsObv:DN ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS-EXERCITI
Arcadius standing standing facing, holding spear
and leaning on shield, being crowned with wreath
by Victory standing to left who is also holding a palm branch
ANTA in ex.
19mm 2.5gm
OWL365
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Arcadius RIC X Antioch 7058 viewsAE 17 mm 2.5 grams 395-401
OBV :: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG. Pearled diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: VIRTVS-EXERCITI. Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear with left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowning him with wreath
EX :: ANT delta ( Antioch )
RIC X Antioch 70
RIC rated Scarce
from uncleaned lot 05/2008
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Arcadius RIC X Constantinople 6040 viewsAE 18 mm 2.4 grams 395-401 AD
OBV :: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG .Pealed diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: VIRTVS-EXERCITI.Emperor standing facing, head right being crowned by Victory standing left
EX :: CONSA ( Constantinople )
RIC X Constantinople 60
RIC rated R3
from uncleaned lot 06/2008
Johnny
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Arcadius RIC X, 29163 viewsArcadius 383 - 408, son of Theodosius I
AV - Solidus, 4.40g, 21mm
Constantinopolis 9.officina, ca. 403 - 408
obv. DN ARCADI - VS PF AVG
bust cuirassed, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head 3/4 r., with spear across r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. NOVA SPES REI PVBLICAE
Victory sitting r. on cuirass, shield behind, with l. hand holding shield
on l. knee, scribing with r. hand XX above XXX on it.
field: star and Theta
exergue: CONOB
RIC X, 29
R2; good VF
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OB, possibly from Greek obryzon = refined (gold). In the later Roman Empire the word was regularly used to describe gold which had been melted down and testet before being returned for minting
Jochen
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ARCADIUS siliqua - AD 393-39423 viewsobv: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG (diademed draped bust right)
rev: VIRTVS ROMANORVM (Roma seated left with Victory & spear), MDPS in ex.
ref: RIC IX Mediolanum 32b (R3)
mint: Mediolanum
1.02gms, 14mm
Rare
berserker
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Arcadius solidus54 viewsObserve: D.N. ARCADIVS P.F. AVG.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGGS
Mint: CONOB
Weight:4,4 gr.
Corduba
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Arcadius solidus54 viewsObserve: D.N. ARCADIVS P.F. AVG.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGGG. In the field, M.D. In the exergue COMOB
Mint: Mediolanum.
Weight: 4,4 gr.
Corduba
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Arcadius unknown CONCORDIA AVGG9 viewsArcadius Æ3. Antioch mint, 401-403 AD. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing 3/4 right, holding spear & shield decorated with cross / CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, foot on prow, holding scepter & Victory on globe, exe not shown. Ric 97?
ecoli
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Arcadius unkown SALVS REIPVBLICAE13 viewsSALVS REIPVBLICAE type. no mint mark visibleecoli
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Arcadius Victory Dragging Cyzicus4 viewsRIC IX Cyzicus 26c/30b
ecoli
Arcadius_Virtus_Exerciti.JPG
Arcadius Virtus Exerciti39 viewsArcadius, Cyzikus, 17.18mm, 2.3g
Obv: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS-EXERCITI, emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and
resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowns him with
a wreath held in her right hand.
Mintmark SMKB.
Romanorvm
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Arcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.10 viewsBronze AE 4, RIC 65(c), Fair, Thessalonica, 1.301g, 13.9mm, 180o, 28 Aug 388 - spring 393 A.D.; obverse D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse SECVRITAS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory advancing left carrying trophy and dragging captive, P in left field, TESG in exergue; scarce;

Flavius Arcadius was the son of Theodosius I and Aelia Flaccilla. Born in 377 A.D., Arcadius was raised to the rank of Augustus by his father at the age of six. Upon the death of Theodosius in 395 A.D., Arcadius was given the Eastern half of the Roman empire while his brother Honorius received the Western half. Arcadius inherited none of his great father's skills and was under the influence of variously Rufinus the Praetorian prefect, Eutropius a courtier eunuch, the Goth Gainas, Empress Eudoxia and another Praetorian prefect Anthemius. His greatest personal accomplishment in life was his beautiful handwriting. Arcadius died in 408 A.D. and was succeeded by his young son Theodosius II.
b70
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Arcadius, 395-40828 viewsAE4, 13mm, 1.1g, 6h; Heraclea mint: 378-383
Obv.: DN ARCADIVS P F AVG; Small laureate, draped, cuirassed bust r.
Rev.: VOT V within wreath // SMHA
Reference: RIC IX, 18b (p. 196)
Notes: A strong example of the type.
John Anthony
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Arcadius, AD 383- 408. AE3. Antioch mint.37 viewsObv: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG
Helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder holding shield decorated with cross.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG// ANTG
Constantinopolis entrhoned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding scepter and Victory on globe.
Referencez: RIC X 97.
2,23g// 15mm.
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Arcadius, AD 383-4086 viewsAR Siliqua, 18mm, 1.4g, 6h; Treveri mint.
Obv.: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: VIRTVS ROMANORVM; Roma seated left on cuirass, holding spear and crowning Victory on globe // TRPS
Reference: RIC IX 106b, p. 33
From the H8Modern Collection
John Anthony
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Arcadius, AD 395-4089 viewsÆ3, 2.3g, 16mm, 6h; Cyzicus mint, 395.
Obv.: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG; diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Emperor on horseback right, raising right hand // SMKB
Reference: RIC IX Cyzicus 29(b), p. 247.
John Anthony
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Arcadius, AE 2 - *175 viewsAE 2 struck in Alexandria, 3rd officina
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed bust of Arcadius right
VIRTS EXERCITI (sic !), Arcadius, standing right, a captive at right foot, holding globe and standard. ALE gamma at exergue
6.28 gr
Ref : RIC # 18, RC #4230, LRBC #2896 var
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Arcadius, AE2, Constantinople. 392-395 AD.43 viewsObv: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, looking right, holding trophy over right shoulder and dragging a captive behind her, chi-rho in left field.
Mintmark CONS Delta.
References:RIC IX Constantinople 86.
14mm, 1.64 grams.

1 commentsCanaan
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Arcadius, AE2, GLORIA ROMANORVM5 viewsAE2
Arcadius
Augustus: 383 - 408AD
Issued: May 15, 392 - January 17, 395AD
19.0mm
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Arcadius standing facing, holding labarum and globe.
Exergue: SMHA, below; (Star), right field.
Heraclea Mint
RIC IX, 27b.
Nicholas Z
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Arcadius, AE3, CONCORDIA AVGGG11 viewsAE3
Arcadius
Augustus: January 19, 383 - May 1, 408AD
Issued: August 9, 378 - August 25, 383AD
18.5 x 17.5mm 1.90gr 7h
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed small bust, right.
R: CONCOR-DIA AVGGG; Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head right, holding long scepter and globe; prow under right foot.
Exergue: (Palm branch), angled left, left field; ligate HN, right field; SMNA, below.
Nicomedia Mint
Rated R4
RIC IX Nicomedia 31c
ancientcoinmarket (GAC Auctions) 323130564919
3/19/18 4/04/18
Nicholas Z
0790-321.jpg
Arcadius, AE4100 viewsHeraclea mint, 1st officina, c. AD 383
DN ARCADIVS PF AVG. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
VOT / V within wreath, SMHA at exergue
1.27g, 14mm, 12h
Ref : RIC IX # 18b, LRBC II # 1964
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Arcadius, AE4 - 001263 viewsCyzicus mint, 2nd officina
DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, diademed and draped bust right
VOT / V within a wreath. [SM]KB at exergue
thanks to Jeff Clark, Gavignano and Commodus for helping finding the mint
1.3 gr, 13 mm
Ref : RIC # 20
Potator II
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Arcadius, AE4, NO LEGEND, Wreath; VOT/V, within.4 viewsAE4
Arcadius
Augustus: 383 - 408AD
11.0mm
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right
R: NO LEGEND; Wreath, VOT/V, within.
Exergue: SMHK
Heraclea Mint
RIC IX 18b, type 1.
tina0611g11 121108380988
5/17/13 1/29/17
Nicholas Z
6074_6075.jpg
Arcadius, AE4, SALVS REIPVBLICAE4 viewsAE4
Arcadius
Augustus: 383 - 408AD
9.00mm 1.31gr
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: SALVS REIPVBLICAE; Victory walking left, trophy over shoulder, dragging captive.
Exergue: Dot, left field; ALEA, below line.
Alexandria Mint
RIC IV Alexandria, 20c, dot.
tina0116g11
121107559547
5/15/13 1/29/17
Nicholas Z
6076_6077.jpg
Arcadius, Centenionalis, CONCORDIA AVG3 viewsAE Centenionalis
Arcadius
Augustus: 383 - 408AD
12.0 - 13.0mm 1.06gr
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, spear over shoulder and shield.
R: CONCORDIA AVGG; Constantinopolis seated facing; head right, holding spear and Victory on globe.
numis-matic 171479715201
10/4/14 1/29/17
Nicholas Z
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Arcadius, CONCORDIA AVGG, RIC 859 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC IX 85, VF, Constantinople mint, 2.13g, 16.7mm, 180o, 401 - 403 A.D.; obverse D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder holding shield decorated with cross; reverse CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding scepter and Victory on globe, CONSA in ex; scarce. ex FORVMPodiceps
ARCADIUS-6-ROMAN.jpg
Arcadius, Constantinople RIC IX-118/11923 viewsAE4
Constantinople mint, 404-406 A.D.
10mm, .075
RIC IX-118/119

Obverse:
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
CONCORDIA AVG
CONS
Legend around Cross
Will J
ARCADIUS-7-ROMAN.jpg
Arcadius, Constantinople RIC IX-53b21 viewsAE2
Constantinople mint, 383-386 A.D.
23mm, 5.59g
RIC IX-53b

Obverse:
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed, right, holding spear and shield in front. Above, hand holding wreath.

Reverse:
GLORIA ROMANORVM
CON Γ *
Emperor standing facing, head left, holding standard in right hand and resting left on shield. To left, captive seated facing, head left.
Will J
ARCADIUS-4-ROMAN.jpg
Arcadius, Constantinople RIC IX-86c17 viewsAE4
Constantinople mint, 388-392 A.D.
14mm, 1.44g
RIC IX-86c

Obverse:
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
SALVS REIPVBLICAE
Cross in left field
CONS Δ
Victory advancing left, with right hand carrying trophy over shoulder and dragging captive with left.

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ARCADIUS-5-ROMAN.jpg
Arcadius, Constantinople RIC IX-86c34 viewsAE4
Constantinople mint, 388-392 A.D.
13mm, .96g
RIC IX-86c

Obverse:
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
SALVS REIPVBLICAE
Cross in left field
CONS[?]
Victory advancing left, with right hand carrying trophy over shoulder and dragging captive with left.
rubadub
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Arcadius, Gloria Reipvblice, Thessalonika, AE428 viewsantvwala
arcadio_gloria_rom_cizico_(2).jpg
Arcadius, Gloria Romanorvm, Cizico, AE317 viewsantvwala
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Arcadius, Gloria Romanorvm, Cizico, AE316 viewsantvwala
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Arcadius, Heraclea RIC IX-18b16 viewsAE4
Heraclea mint, 383 A.D.
14mm, 1.04g
RIC IX-18b

Obverse:
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
VOT V
.SMHB
Legend in wreath.
rubadub
ARCADIUS-3-ROMAN.jpg
Arcadius, Heraclea RIC IX-26c15 viewsAE4
Heraclea mint, 388-392 A.D.
14mm, .94g
RIC IX-26c

Obverse:
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
SALVS REIPVBLICAE
SM H A
Victory advancing left, head right, carrying trophy on shoulder and dragging captive.
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Arcadius, Honorius and Theodosius II. C.406 - 1 May 408 A.D. AE1313 viewsArcadius, Honorius and Theodosius II. C.406 - 1 May 408 A.D.

Obv. rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM, three emperors stand facing, two outermost taller with heads toward center holding spear & resting hand on shield, center holds spear in right and globe in left. Mint mark off flan.
Lee S
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Arcadius, RIC - Unk. , Alexandria90 viewsObv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Bust: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE
Victory advancing left carrying trophy over shoulder and dragging captive.
Exe: Undecipherable. (dot) in field left.
Date: 383-388 AD
Denom: Ae4
Bluefish
Arcadius_RIC_27.JPG
Arcadius, RIC 2717 viewsDN ARCADIVS PF AVG
GLORIA ROMANORVM
AE2, 23mm, 4.70g
Pearl diademed, draped bust right
Emperor standing facing holding labarum and globe
SMNB in ex.
Nicomedia mint
novacystis
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Arcadius, RIC 69c Antioch, 392-395 CE48 viewsObverse: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORIA-ROMANORVM, emperor on horseback riding right, raising right hand
Quality is very fine with desert patina
Mintmark ANTB. RIC IX Antioch 69c, scarce
13.5 mm diam. 2.23 g
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Arcadius, RIC IX 45c, Aquileia26 viewsObv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Bust: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Emperor advancing right holding labarum and dragging captive.
Exe: SMAQS
Date: 383-388 AD
Denom: Ae3
Rated "C"
Bluefish
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Arcadius, RIC IX 62b, Constantinople20 viewsObv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Bust: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VOT V
Legend in 2 lines within laurel wreath.
Exe: CON gamma
Date: 383 AD
Denom: Ae4
Rated "C"
Bluefish
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Arcadius, RIC IX Alexandria 22b9 viewsAlexandria mint, Arcadius, 392-395 A.D. AE, 14mm 1.87g, RIC IX Alexandria 22b
O: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: GLORIA-ROMANORVM, emperor with right hand raised riding right on trotting horse which has one foreleg off ground
Ex: ALEB
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Arcadius, RIC IX Nicomedia 45c18 viewsNicomedia mint, Arcadius, 388-392 A.D. AE, 13mm 1.43g, RIC IX Nicomedia 45c
O: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, pearl diadem, draped, and cuirassed, bust r.
R: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory advancing l., dragging captive, trophy on shoulder
Ex: SMNA
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Arcadius, RIC IX, Cyzicus 26(c)128 viewsArcadius AD 383-408
AE - AE 4, 1.40g, 14.0mm
Cyzicus 3. officina 28 Aug. 388-15 May 392
obv. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE
Victory advancing left, holding trophy over r. shoulder, dragging
captive with l.
field: l. cross-Rho
ex. SMK Gamma
RIC IX, Cyzicus 26(c); S.4; LRBC. 2578
EF
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from Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

CROSS-RHO, or TAU-RHO, is an early Christian symbol. Probably it is the sign described by Lactantius which Constantine I put on the shields of his soldiers at the Milvian bridge. It is an abbreviation of the Greek 'stauros', meaning 'cross', therefore called often 'staurogram'.
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Arcadius, RIC X 66, Cyzicus26 viewsObv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
Bust: Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS EXERCITI
Emperor, standing right holding spear and leaning on shield, being crowned by Victory who stands on right.
Exe: SMKA
Date: 383-388 AD
Denom: Ae3
Ref: RIC X 66
Rated "C"
Bluefish
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Arcadius, salvs reipvblicae, ???, AE419 viewsantvwala
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Arcadius, salvs reipvblicae, Alessandria, AE430 views1 commentsantvwala
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Arcadius, salvs reipvblicae, Aquileia, AE424 viewsantvwala
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Arcadius, salvs reipvblicae, Constantinople, AE420 viewsantvwala
arcadio_salvs_5_cost.jpg
Arcadius, salvs reipvblicae, Constantinople, AE418 viewsantvwala
arcadio_salvs_4_cost.jpg
Arcadius, salvs reipvblicae, Constantinople, AE414 viewsantvwala
arcadio_salvs_7.jpg
Arcadius, salvs reipvblicae, Eraclea?, AE414 viewsantvwala
arcadio_salvs_3_nicom.jpg
Arcadius, salvs reipvblicae, Nicomedia, AE419 viewsantvwala
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Arcadius, Siliqua88 viewsTreveri mint, 2nd officina
D N ARCADI VS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS RO MANORVM, Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear, TRPS at exergue

Ref : RIC # 106, Roman coins # 4227
Potator II
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Arcadius, Spes Pvblica, ?, AE411 viewsantvwala
ARCADIUS-1-ROMAN.jpg
Arcadius, Thessalonica RIC IX-62c9 viewsAE4
Thessalonica mint, 388 A.D.
14mm, 1.33g
RIC IX-62c

Obverse:
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
GLORIA REIPVBLICE
TES
Gate of camp
rubadub
arcadio_virtvs_ex_Cp.jpg
Arcadius, Virtus Exerciti, Constantinople, AE316 viewsantvwala
arcadio_virtvs_ex_nicomedia.jpg
Arcadius, Virtvs Exerciti, Nikomedia, AE319 viewsantvwala
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Arcadius, VIRTVS EXERCITI, victory crowning, Nicomedia, 395-401 AD13 viewsRIC X 62
2.2g / 18mm _6.34
Antonivs Protti
arcadio_vot_v_cizico.jpg
Arcadius, VOT V, Cyzicus, AE421 viewsantvwala
Arcadius_VOT_V.jpg
Arcadius, VOT V, Heraclea8 viewsArcadius, Bronze AE 4, RIC 18(b), Van Meter 44, VF, 1.584g, 13.2mm, 0o, Heraclea mint, 9 Aug 378 - 25 Aug 383 A.D.; obverse D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse VOT V in wreath, SMHG in ex; ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
arcadio_vot_v_siscia.jpg
Arcadius, VOT V, Siscia, AE425 viewsantvwala
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Arcadius, VOT XX MVLT XXX, Anthioquia, AE415 viewsantvwala
Arcadius- Aquileia RIC 47d.JPG
Arcadius- Aquileia RIC 47d38 viewsAE4, Aquileia mint 383-388AD
Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse:VICTORIA AVGGG, Two Victories facing with wreaths.
SMAQS in exergue
RIC 47d
12mm, 1.4 gms.
1 commentsJerome Holderman
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Arcadius- Constantinople-RIC 60-121 viewsAE3, Constantinople mint, 395-401 AD
Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI, Emperor standing facing in military uniform, being crowned from behind by Victory.
CONSA in exergue
RIC 60, (R3)
18mm, 2.6gms.
Jerome Holderman
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Arcadius- Constantinople-RIC 60-215 viewsAE3, Constantinople mint, 395-401 AD
Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI, Emperor standing facing in military uniform, being crowned from behind by Victory.
CONSA in exergue
RIC 60, (R3)
16mm, 1.6gms.
Jerome Holderman
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Arcadius- salus reipublicae140 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.

Obverse:
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG

DN: Dominus Noster, our lord
ARCADIVS: Arcadius
PF: Pius Felix, Pious and happy
AVG: Augustus, emperor

There seems to be a double strike close to his face, or some faults of the engraver.

Reverse:
SALVS REIPVBLICAE, The health of the republic

SALVS: Health
REIPVBLICAE:

Dot in left field

Victory advancing left, trophy over shoulder in right, dragging captive with left

Domination: Copper AE 4, size 12 mm.

Mint: ALEA, Alexandria Δ= delta f14th Officina. RICIX20c (388-392) or as RICIX23b (a second emission 15 May 392 - 6 Sep 394 A.D)
They are impossible to distinguish.

The coin is considered VF (Very fine).
1 commentsJohn Schou
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Arcadius- SALVS REIPVBLICAE71 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.

Obverse:
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG

DN: Dominus Noster, our lord
ARCADIVS: Arcadius
PF: Pius Felix, Pious and happy
AVG: Augustus, emperor

There seems to be a double strike close to his face, or some faults of the engraver.

Reverse:
SALVS REIPVBLICAE, The health of the republic

SALVS: Health
REIPVBLICAE: Republic


Victory advancing left, trophy over shoulder in right, dragging captive with left

Domination: Copper AE 4, size 14 mm.

Mint: SMK(gamma); Cyzicus; (Gamma) 3.rd Officina. RIC IX : 26c (Cyzicus).
John S
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Arcadius- Virtus Exerciti85 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.

Obverse:
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG

DN: Dominus Noster, our lord
ARCADIVS: Arcadius
PF: Pius Felix, Pious and happy
AVG: Augustus, emperor

Reverse:
VIRTVS EXERCITI, Victory of the army. Referring to the courage of the army

VIRTVS: Victory
EXERCITI: Army

Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and shield, Victory right crowns him

Domination: Bronze AE 3, size 15 mm.

Mint: ANTΓ, Antioch,Γ Officina Gamma (Gamma, 3. rd), struck 395-401 A.D. RIC X 70

Comment:
This type was struck AD 395-401 for Arcadius and Honorius in Heraclea, Constantinopolis, Nicomedia, Cyzicus, Antiochia and Alexandria.
John Schou
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Arcadius- Virtus Exerciti 59 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.

Obverse:
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG

DN: Dominus Noster, our lord
ARCADIVS: Arcadius
PF: Pius Felix, Pious and happy
AVG: Augustus, emperor

Reverse:
VIRTVS EXERCITI, Victory of the army. Referring to the courage of the army

VIRTVS: Victory
EXERCITI: Army

Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and shield, Victory left crowns him

Domination: Bronze AE 3, size 17mm.

Mint: Constantinople, struck 395-401 A.D. CONS [A,B, Γ, Δ] in exerge, so possibilities are as follow:
CONSA Constantinople RIC X 60
CONSB Constantinople RIC X 60
CONS gamma Constantinople RIC X 60
CONS delta Constantinople RIC X 60
CONS epsilon Constantinople RIC X 61
John S
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Arcadius- VIRTVS EXERCITI113 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.

Obverse:
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG

DN: Dominus Noster, our lord
ARCADIVS: Arcadius
PF: Pius Felix, Pious and happy
AVG: Augustus, emperor

Reverse:
VIRTVS EXERCITI, Victory of the army. Referring to the courage of the army

VIRTVS: Victory
EXERCITI: Army

Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and shield, Victory left crowns him

Domination: Bronze AE 3, size 17mm.

Mint: SMNA, Nicomedia, Officina A (Alpha, 1 st.), struck 395-401 A.D

Comment:
This type was struck AD 395-401 for Arcadius and Honorius in Heraclea, Constantinopolis, Nicomedia, Cyzicus, Antiochia and Alexandria. With the mintmark I have problems. It could be Heraclea or Nikomedia. If it is Heraclea then it would be RIC X, 58. But that type has the dot on the right(!) field, what one can see on the pic pl.4 too! For Nicomedia I found the following footnote: SMNA, dot on right field (L.2440, Sardis 1981, 183 no.829) also cited; perhaps Heraclea misread, confirmation required.
Important for my coin is only the dot in the left rev. field. The other dots belong to the shield and the drapery of Victoria I think. So your type belongs to the series of AD 395-401, but with the dot in the left field it is not listed in RIC!
The ex. On my coin looks like SMNA . But the type of Nicomedia mentioned in the footnote of RIC has the dot in the right field too and RIC supposed that it is a misread SMHA. All other types listed for Nicomedia have no dots at all. So there are some mysteries around my coin!
1 commentsJohn Schou
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ARCADIUS-147 viewsObv: D N ARCADIVS P FA AVG pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE Victory dragging captive left with trophy on shoulder

Exe: chi rho/dotSMNΓ Nicomedia mint

Ref: RIC IX 45c 1.1g 13mm Dug in Bulgaria
Matthew Raica
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ARCADIUS-244 viewsObv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM Emperor standing facing, head right holding standard and globe

Exe: SMHA Heraclea mint

Ref: RIC IX 27b 4.1 grams 22.5mm Dug in Austria
Matthew Raica
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ARCADIUS-337 viewsObv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev: VIRTVS EXERCITI Emperor standing left head right hilding spear and resting left hand on shield Victory standing beside him crown him with a wreath held in right hand

Exe: ANT_ Antioch Mint

Ref: RIC IX, 70 2.8g 17mm Dug in Syria
Matthew Raica
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ARCADIUS-535 viewsObv: D N ARCADIUS P F AVG pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev: VIRTVS EXERCITII Emperor standing left head right holding spear and resting left hand on shield Victory standing beside him crowns him with wreath held in right hand

Exe: SMKA Cyzicus mint 384-392 AD

Ref: Ae3 bronze RIC X 66 2.4g 16 mm Dug in Bulgaria
Matthew Raica
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Arcadius-Constantinople- RIC 60-316 viewsAE3, Constantinople mint, 395-401 AD
Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI, Emperor standing facing in military uniform, being crowned from behind by Victory.
CONSB in exergue
RIC 60
18mm, 2.8gms.
Jerome Holderman
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Arcadius-ric ?17 viewsxokleng
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Arcadius: GLORIA ROMANORVM - Three emperors10 viewsArcadius AE4 - Three Emperors Standing, Mint: Nicomedia (SMN…), AE4, Obv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG - Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM - Three emperors standing, with co-emperors Honorius and Theodosius II. ex oa, photo credit oa.Podiceps
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BCC LR4819 viewsLate Roman
Arcadius 383-408 CE
Obv:[DN AR]CADIVS P[F AVG]
Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust rt.
Rev:SALVS REI[PUBLICAE]
Victory advancing left, holding trophy
and dragging captive. In fld: staurogram.
In exergue: ANT Γ
Very worn, with black and red ceramic patina
12.5mm. 0.73gm. Axis:180
Poss. ref: RIC IX 67( ) Antioch
v-drome
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BCC LR5913 viewsLate Roman
Arcadius 383-408 CE
Obv:DN ARC[ADIVS PF AVG]
Pearl dia. dr. and cuir. bust rt.
Rev:SALVS REI[PUBLICAE]
Victory adv. lt. holding trophy
and dragging captive.
Uncertain mint
13mm. 1.16gm. Axis:180
v-drome
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Bronze AE3 of Arcadius16 viewsBronze AE3 of Arcadius minted in Cyzicus between 401-403 AD. 17 mm, 2.48 g

Obv: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed bust facing, with cuirass, spear and crossed shield

Rev: CONCORDI-A AVGG Constantinople enthroned holding sceptre and Victory on globe, prow under right foot, SMKA in ex

Attribution: RIC X Arcadius 94
chuy1530
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C105 viewsTheodosius I AE4

Attribution: RIC IX 26a, Heraclea
Date: AD 379-395
Obverse: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG; diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust r.
Reverse: SALVS REIPVBLICAE; Victory advancing l. dragging captive,
SMHA in exergue
Size: 13.1 mm
Weight: 1.6 grams

Emperor Gratian appointed Theodosius as co-emperor of the East until Gratian’s death in AD 383 during a rebellion. He then appointed his eldest son as co-emperor of the East, and later, after the death of Valentinian II, his son Honorius as co-emperor in the West. The reign of Theodosius was marked by dealing with the Goths, who now resided within the borders of the empire. The Goths within the Empire had, as a result of the treaties, military obligations to fight for the Romans as a national contingent, as opposed to being fully integrated into the Roman forces. However, many Goths would serve in Roman legions and others, as foederati, for a single campaign, while bands of Goths switching loyalties became a destabilizing factor in the internal struggles for control of the Empire. In AD 390 the population of Thessalonica rioted in complaint against the presence of the local Gothic garrison. The garrison commander was killed in the violence, so Theodosius ordered the Goths to kill all the spectators in the circus as retaliation; Theodoret, a contemporary witness to these events, reports:

“the anger of the Emperor rose to the highest pitch, and he gratified his vindictive desire for vengeance by unsheathing the sword most unjustly and tyrannically against all, slaying the innocent and guilty alike. It is said seven thousand perished without any forms of law, and without even having judicial sentence passed upon them; but that, like ears of wheat in the time of harvest, they were alike cut down.”

Interestingly, despite his often ruthless policies against rebellious groups and persons, Theodosius promoted Nicene Trinitarianism within Christianity and Christianity within the Empire. On February 27, AD 380, he declared "Catholic Christianity" the only legitimate imperial religion, ending state support for the traditional Roman religion.Theodosius I was the last emperor of a unified Roman Empire. He reunited the Easter and Western empires, yet they were split again upon his death. Towards the end of his reign, Theodosius saw the rise of a Gothic leader named Alaric. Alaric had participated in Theodosius’ campaign against the usurper Eugenius in AD 394, but rebelled against Arcadius soon after the death of the emperor.
2 commentsNoah
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CAMPGATE, Arcadius513 viewsArcadius; 383 - 388 AD; mint uncertain, probably TES [thessalonica], 12 mm, 1.1 gms. DN ARCADIUS AVG, Pearl diademed, draped,and cuirassed bust right.
GLORIA REIPVBLICE.
Very unusual engraving on the reverse.

Bruce's collection
bruce61813
arcadius.jpg
CAMPGATE, Arcadius568 viewsObv: ARCADIVS partially visible, bust appears to be pearl-diademed
Rev: GLORIA REIPVBLICE partially visible, multi-level "campgate", TES below
AE4, 13 mm (Ray Wilk)
raywilk
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CAMPGATE, Arcadius385 viewsThis unusual reverse may depict a tall wall with a door and 2 windows, or the upper layer could be a building that was actually within the city walls. Another possibility is that the lower layer represents the main gate in the city wall and the upper layer represents a section of the wall elsewhere that had 2 doors. (Ray Wilk)1 commentsraywilk
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CAMPGATE, ARCADIUS, RIC IX 62c of Thessalonica372 viewsD N ARCADIVS P F AVG; GLORIA REIPVBLICE; gamma/ /TES; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; two turreted campgate with 6 rows of blocks; gamma in left field & TES in exerguecscoppa
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Campgate: Arcadio, zecca di Tessalonica, III officina. Porta ad angolo acuto15 viewsArcadius, AE4, campgate, Thessalonica mint
AE, 1.215 gr, 11.9mm, 0°, aVF, S
D/ D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ GLORIA REI-PVBLICE, campgate with tall door and two turrets, Γ left, TES in ex
RIC IX Thessalonica 62(c)
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 30 gennaio 2015, numero catalogo 232), ex FAC 2014
paolo
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Campgate: Arcadio, zecca di Tessalonica, III officina. Porta ad angolo tondo28 viewsArcadius (383 - 408 A.D), Thessalonica mint
AE 4, 1.211 gr. 11.8 mm, 180°, aVF, R
D/ D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ GLORIA REI-PVBLICE, campgate with tall door, two arched windows on mid-level and two turrets, G (3rd officina) in left field, TES in ex;
RIC IX 62(c) var, LRBC 1866 var
Provenienza: ex FAC (novembre 2012)
paolo
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Campgate: Arcadius, zecca di Tessalonica, IV officina17 viewsArcadius AE4, Thessalonica mint (383-388 AD), IV officina
AE, 1,3 gr, 11,8 mm
D/ D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed & draped bust right
R/ GLORIA REIPVBLICE, camp gate, D (delta) to left, [TES] in ex.
Cohen 8, RIC IX 62
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 25 gennaio 2015, numero catalogo 233, ex David Connors collection (Mount Vernon, WA, Usa, fino al 2015).
paolo
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Campgate: Arcadius, zecca di Tessalonica. Chi-rho in alto sul R/19 viewsArcadius (383-408 AD),Thessalonica mint, Chi-Rho above
AE,13 mm, 1.32 gm
D/ D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
R/ GLORIA REIPVBLICE, campgate, Chi-Rho above, Gamma� in left field, TES in ex.
LRBC 1860, Not in Ric ( RIC 59c var.)
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 5 novembre 2014, numero catalogo 228), ex Chip Vaughn collection (Alton, IL Usa, fino al 2014)
paolo
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Constantine the Great, early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.57 viewsAE 3: RIC VI 282, 312-313 AD, 3.3 g, 22 mm; London, EF; Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS P AVG, Laureate draped cuirassed bust right; Reverse: SOLI INV-IC-TO COMITI, Sol standing facing, right hand raised, globe in left hand, PLN in ex., star in left field; an attractive bronze with great detail. Ex Ancient Imports.

As I have noted elsewhere, I have chosen the date 395 AD, with the emperor Arcadius, to mark the beginning of the Byzantine Empire in my collection.

That said, it seems appropriate to display a couple of coins struck for the man whose decision made Byzantium possible. As historian John Julius Norwich has writen, “The Byzantine Empire, from its foundation by Constantine the Great on Monday, 11 May 330 to its conquest by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II on Tuesday, 29 May 1453, lasted for a total of 1,123 years and 18 days – a period of time comfortably longer than that which separates us from the Norman conquest of England in 1066. For everyone except astronomers and geologists, such a period must be considered a long time . . ." (Norwich, John Julius. A Short History of Byzantium. New York: Vintage Books, 1999. xxxvii).


Flavius Valerius Constantinus, Constantine the Great, is as controversial as he is "great."


From John Julius Norwich:
"The first thing to be said is that no ruler in all history--not Alexander nor Alfred, not Charles nor Catherine, not Fredrick nor even Gregory--has ever more fully merited his title of "the Great . . . [he has] a serious claim to be considered--excepting only Jesus Christ, the Prophet Mohammed and the Buddha--the most influential man who ever lived" (Norwich, John Julius. The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean. New York: Doubleday, 2006. 50-1).

From Michael Grant:
". . . But he was also murderous, and the many whom he murdered, or executed, included not only his rival Licinius (to whom he had promised survival) but also his own eldest son and his own second wife Fausta. There is no excusing those deaths, at any time or in any society . . . There are, and remain, certain absolute standards, and by his death-dealing Constantine offended signally against them. . . It is a mocking travesty of justice to call such a murderer Constantine the Great . . . (Grant, Michael. The Emperor Constantine. London: Phoenix Press, 1998. 226).

J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
1 commentsCleisthenes
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Cyzicus, RIC IX 20.d, 165 Acadius (384-408 A.D.), AE-4, VOT/ V, in wreath,61 views165 Acadius (384-408 A.D.), AE-4, RIC IX 20.d, Cyzicus, VOT/ V, in wreath,
avers:- DN-ARCADIVS-PF-AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Wreath, VOT/V within.
exe: SMK-Δ, diameter: 14 mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 278-383 A.D., ref: RIC IX 20.d, p-244,
Q-001
quadrans
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EB0816 Arcadius / GLORIA ROMANORVM10 viewsArcadius 383-408, AE 2, Constantinople 378-383 AD.
Obverse: DN ARCAD-IVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield. Hand of God above holding crown.
Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Arcadius standing, head left, holding standard and resting shield at side. Bound captive seated left on ground to left. Mintmark SMHA.
References: RIC IX Heraclea 12.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 5.173g.
EB
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Eudoxia - AE 34 viewsAntioch
401-403 AD
diademed and draped bust right, hand of god above
AEL EVDO_XIA AVG
Victory seated right, inscribing christogram on shield set on cippus
SALVS REI_PVBLICAE
ANTΓ
RIC X Arcadius 104 (S), LRBC II 2800, DOCLR 288, SRCV V 2800
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Eudoxia Wife of Arcadius42 views
Reverse: Victory inscribing chi-rho on shield. Constantinople mint. Aelia Eudoxia was the daughter of a Frankish officer serving in the Roman army. In 395, through the efforts of a palace eunuch, she was married to emperor Arcadius (r. 383-408). She exerted a strong influence over her husband and also bore 5 children, including future emperor Theodosius II. Eudoxia died from a miscarriage in 404.

17mm and weighs 2.4g,
Marjan E
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Eudoxia Wife of Arcadius30 viewsObv. AEL EVDOXIA AVG, bust right
Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM, Eudoxia enthroned facing and holding wreath. Crowned by the hand of God
Mint: ?Antioch
Size: 17mm, 2.5g., bronze.
Attribution: ? variant of RIC 83 (cross is on right)
Marjan E
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Flavius Arcadius, 383 - 408 AD87 viewsObv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear and a shield decorated with a cross.

Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head turned right, holding a scepter and Victory on a globe, right foot resting on a prow; ANTΓ in exergue.

AE 3, Antiochia mint, 401 - 403 AD

2.8 grams, 17 mm

RIC X Antiochia 97, VM 27
2 commentsSPQR Coins
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Flavius Arcadius, 383 - 408 AD42 viewsObv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing right.

Rev: VIRTVS EXERCITI, Arcadius standing facing, head right, holding a spear and resting left hand on a shield; Victory, holding a palm-branch in left hand, crowns emperor with a wreath held in her right hand; ANTA in exergue.

AE 3, Antiochia mint, 395 - 401 AD

2.9 grams, 18 mm

RIC X Antiochia 70
1 commentsSPQR Coins
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GLORIA ROMANORVM, RIC 21b Alexandria8 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D. Æ 2. 5.3g, 21mm. Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor standing right holding labarum and globe, ALEA in exergue. RIC 21b AlexandriaPodiceps
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GRATIEN (367-383) - CONSTANTINOPLE - RIC 010 viewsSilique, 383-383, R5
A/D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Gratianus Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Seigneur Gratien Pieux Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VOT/X/MVLT/XX//CONS•
Votis decennalibus/Multis vicennalibus, Vœux pour le dixième anniversaire de règne et pour le vingtième à venir
Légende en 4 lignes dans une couronne de lauriers fermée.
Argent - 2.07 gr - 18.3 mm - 6h
RIC IX 0 , RSC N/C
Hybride de Gratien. Il doit s'agir d'une monnaie frappée juste avant la mort de Gratien en 383, revers donné pour Valentinien II, Théodose I ou Arcadius, qui ont été tous les trois frappés des decennalibus à Constantinople.
Siliquae
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Half Siliqua Arcadius21 viewsdemi-silique Arcadius A/ D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé à droite R/ VICTORI-A AVGGG, Victoire allant à gauche tenant une couronne et une palme, MD à l’exergue – Milan – 394/395 – RIC.39 a (R4) – 0,95 g

http://www.nummus-bible-database.com/monnaie-7796.htm
nemesis25
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Honorius (RIC X 153)71 viewsHonorius (384-423), Roman Emperor (393-395) and Western Roman emperor (395-423). Æ (13 mm, 2.22 g), minted in Antioch 406-408. Obverse: DN HONORIVS PF AVG. Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Arcadius, Honorius and Theodosius II holding spears and shields; ANTA or ANT delta in exergue. RIC IX Antioch 153, C.
Jan (jbc)
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Honorius - AE 326 viewsCyzicus
406-408 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N HONORIVS P F AVG
*
Three emperors (Arcadius, Theodosius II, Honorius) standing, holding spears and shields
GLORI_A ROMA_NORVM
SMKB
RIC X Cyzicus 149
1,83 g 14,5-14 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Honorius - AE 36 viewsAntioch
406-408 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N HONORI_VS P F AVG
*
Three emperors (Arcadius, Theodosius II, Honorius) standing, holding spears and shields
GLORI_A ROMA_NORVM
ANTA
RIC X Antioch 153
Johny SYSEL
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Honorius - AE3 fromAntioch34 viewsD.N. HONORIVS P.F. AVG.
GLORIA ROMANORVM , Arcadius, Honorius and Theodosius II standing side by side ; exergue : ANTA (Antioch)
Ginolerhino
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Honorius AE4 (408-423 AD), Thessalonica mint12 viewsRoman Imperial, Honorius AE4 (408-423 AD), Thessalonica mint

Obverse: DN HONORI-VS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped cuirassed bust right, star left.

Reverse: GLORIA ROMA-NORVM, Two emperors standing facing, heads turned to one another, each holding spear and resting hand on shield. The emperor on the right is smaller than the other. Mintmark: TESA.

Reference: RIC X Thessalonica 395; Sear 21013.

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics
Gil-galad
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Honorius RIC X Alexandria 7639 viewsAE 16-17 mm 2.7 grams 395-401 AD
OBV :: DN HONORI-VS PF AVG. Pearled diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: VIRTVS-EXERCITI. Victory crowning emperor
EX :: ALEA ( Alexandria )
RIC X Alexandria 76
RIC rated C2
from uncleaned lot 08/2008

Johnny
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Honorius RIC X, Arcadius 24165 viewsHonorius, AD 393-423, son of Theodosius I
AV - Solidus, 4.47g, 21mm
Constantinopolis 7. officina, 402 - ca. 403
obv. DN HONORI - VS PF AVG
cuirassed bust, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head 3/4 r., with spear across r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. CONCORDI - A AVGGG
Constantinopolis sitting frontal, head r., with r. foot on prora,
holding sceptre in l. hand and in r. hand globe with Victory
holding wreath
field: l. star, r. reversed Z
exergue: CONOB
RIC X, Arcadius 24; C.3
R2; EF
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PRORA, prow, is the symbol for Constantinopolis, as a city with access to the sea in contrast to Rome
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Honorius RIC X, Ravenna 1310159 viewsHonorius AD 393-423
AV - Solidus, 4.37g, 21mm
Ravenna, after the death of Arcadius AD 408-423
obv. DN HONORI - VS PF AVG
Bust helmeted r., draped, cuirassed and diademed, bearded, helmet with three stars
rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG
Emperor stg. facing, holding long staff topped by Tau-Rho and placing l. hand on hilt of
sword; he is crowned by the Hand of God and places r. foot on neck of prostrate
serpent-tailed lion.
in field: R/V
exergue: COB
RIC X, Ravenna 1310; C.43
Rare; nearly EF
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This type was struck probably soon after the death of Arcadius. The uncharacteristically warlike effigy of Honorius may bee seen as a response to the threat posed by the usurpation of Constantine III and the mutinous state of the army. He is bearded, perhaps in mourning for his brother Arcadius. (RIC X)
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Honorius RIC X, Ravenna 134050 viewsHonorius 393 - 423
AV - Tremissis, 1.41g, 12mm
Ravenna AD 408 - 423 (after death of Arcadius)
obv. DN HONORI - VS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, rosette-diademed head r.
rev. VICTORIA - AVGVSTORV[M]
Victory in military dress advancing r., holding cross-globe li. and wreath r.
field: R and V
exergue: COMOB
RIC X, Ravenna 1340; C.47
Rare; about VF (obv. with scratches, rev. with dagger's marks, bended)
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Die-links with Johannes RIC 1906 and Theodosius RIC 1339 and RIC 1802!
Jochen
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Honorius, AE3, GLORIA ROMANORVM2 viewsAE3
Honorius
Augustus: 393 - 423AD
Issued: 402 - 408AD
14.0 x 12.0mm
O: DN HONORIVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Honorius, Theodosius and Arcadius standing facing, each holding a scepter.
Exergue: (Star), behind bust, obverse; SMKA, below line, reverse.
Cyzicus Mint
Aorta: 219: B2, O3, R8, T21, M6.
RIC X Cyzicus 149; Sear 21010.
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Late Roman (Arcadius?) AE2, GLORIA ROMANORVM28 viewsSo why is this in my gallery, you ask? Looks like something you'd maybe see in a $1.00 pick bin, doesn't it? Well, the truth is, it cost me less than that, because I FOUND it. Here... in GEORGIA. I was walking a sand roadbed on a colonial site in Liberty County, GA, casually looking for artifacts, though I didn't even have my metal detector with me. In a washout caused by recent rains, I noticed a gunflint from an 18th century firearm and some old plantation-era pottery sherds. And this, lying right there exposed in the washout. Though it's possible it was lost the day before I found it, I doubt that. I think it had been there 150-200 years. I have two pet theories. Either it was lost by an early collector (a famous 19th century antiquarian happened to have lived nearby), or it came over a bit before that, on a boat from England during the colonial era. In the early colonial period, small change was so scarce in this area that people spent just about any kind of coin they could get their hands on. I've dug some pretty strange stuff. This might have circulated as a farthing in the 1700s, and I guess nobody would have given it much thought at the time.lordmarcovan
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Late Roman AE419 viewsArcadius or Theodosius II (?), late 4th cent. AD. Possibly a contemporary imitation, Obv: Emperor right; Rev: VIX over X (?) within wreath, AE 4, 8mm.Molinari
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RIC 157 Honorius AE3. 406-8 AD.13 viewsRIC 157 Honorius AE3. 406-8 AD. D N HONORIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped bust right / GLORIA ROMANORVM, Arcadius, Honorius, & Theodosius II standing side by side, ALEA in ex. Coin #231
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RIC IX 41a220 viewsArcadius
23mm 5,66g
383
D/ DN ARCAD-IVS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, spear in right, shield in left, hand of God holds wreath over Arcadius.
R/ GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Arcadius standing right, head left, standard in right, shield on ground in left, cross above captive left, *ANTS in ex.
RIC IX 41a2
Matteo
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RIC IX Cyzicus 26c17 viewsArcadius
D/ DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, head right, dragging captive seated right; staurogramm in left field; SMKΓ in ex.
RIC IX Cyzicus 26c
Matteo
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Roman coin11 viewsArcadius AE4 ???

Obverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG ???

Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM ???
Pericles J2
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ROMAN EMPIRE - ARCADIUS22 viewsBronze AE 2, RIC 63(f), F, 4.91g, 23.5mm, 180o, Antioch mint, 25 Aug 383 - 28 Aug 388 A.D.; obverse D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS EXERCITI, emperor standing right, foot on captive, holding standard and globe, ANTS in exdpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE - Arcadius14 viewsROMAN EMPIRE - Arcadius (383-408 AD) AE2, Constantinople mint. Issued 392-395 AD. Obv.: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right Rev.: GLORIA-ROMANORVM, emperor standing facing, head right, holding globe and standard or labarum. Mintmark CONS and officina letter Γ. Reference: RIC IX Constantinople 88b.dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aelia Flaccilla, Ae4, Nicomedia, RIC 36 (R), LRBC 2386, 383-86 AD49 viewsObv: AEL FLACCILA AVG
Draped bust, right, with elaborate head-dress, wearing necklace and mantle.
Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE
Victory seated, right, inscribing Christogram on shield set on cippus.
1.1 gm 12 mm Exergue: SMNЄ
Comment: First wife of Theodosius I and mother of Arcadius and Honorius.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aelia Flaccilla, Heraclea207 viewsAelia Flaccilla AE4
obv: AEL FLACCILLA AVG. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing knecklace
rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE. Victory seated right, inscribing a chi-rho on shield resting on small column
exergue: dot S (?)
Struck at 383-386 A.D. at Heraclea
Van Meter 6
Note: Wife of Theodosius I, mother of Arcadius and Honorius
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ARCADIUS16 viewsArcadius
AE 22mm
seaotter
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Arcadius11 viewsArcadius
AE 14mm

obv: arcadius head right
rev: VOT V
seaotter
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ARCADIUS9 viewsArcadius

AE 22mm
seaotter
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ARCADIUS15 viewsArcadius

AE 16mm
seaotter
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ARCADIUS23 viewsArcadius

AE 14mm
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Roman Empire, Arcadius AE3374 viewsObverse: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG
Reverse: GLORIA-ROMANORVM (Emperor on Horseback raising right hand)
Exergue: CONS(Gamma)

Attribution: Officina Gamma is not listed in RIC for this issue.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Arcadius AE473 viewsobv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev: VICTORIA AVGGG. Victory advancing left
Struck 383-395 A.D. at unknown mint
Van Meter 42
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Arcadius RIC 9780 viewsArcadius
AE 3
Antioch Mint. 401-403 A.D.
2.27g. 18.9mm. Slightly irregular flan.
Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG - Helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder holding shield decorated with cross.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG - Constantinopolis entrhoned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding scepter and Victory on globe.
Exergue: ANTΓ
Ref: RIC X 97
Note: Bought from Forvm as a swap for Constantine RIC Hereclea 70 from my collection.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ARCADIUS, AE2 RIC 18114 viewsAlexandria mint, 3rd officina
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed bust of Arcadius right
VIRTS EXERCITI (sic !), Arcadius, standing right, a captive at right foot, holding globe and standard. ALE gamma at exergue
6.28 gr
Ref : RIC # 18, RC #4230, LRBC #2896 var
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Arcadius, Ae3, Nicomedia, RIC 31(c) (R4), LRBC 2367, 383 AD32 viewsObv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGGG
Constantinople seated facing, helmeted head right, holding sceptre and globe, prow at foot.
2.3 gm 17 mm Exergue: Palm/SMNA/HN (ligate)
Comment: LRBC reverses field marks.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Arcadius, Ae4, Nicomedia, LRBC 2451, 402-08 AD49 viewsObv: D N ARCADIVS AVG
Pearl diademed and draped bust, right.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGGG
Large cross.
.9 gm 12 mm Exergue: SMNB
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ARCADIUS, CONCORDIA AVGG62 viewsARCADIUS AE3 19mm Minted at Antioch 401-403 A.D.

OBV. DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, Helmeted bust facing, spear across shoulder, holding shield decorated with cross.
REV. CONCORD-IA AVGG, Constantinopolis enthroned facing, foot on prow, head right, holding scepter & Victory on globe
EX. ANT gamma
Attrib.RIC X 97
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Arcadius, Nummus_SALVS_REIPVBLICAE10 viewsNumis-Student
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Arcadius, RIC X 7041 viewsArcadius
AE3
Antioch Mint. 383-388 A.D.
15.1mm. 2.68g.
Die Alignment: 0 degrees
Obv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG - Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Emperor standing front and holding spear and resting hand on shield, with head turned right while Victory crowns him with wreath.
Exergue: ANTA
Ref: RIC X 70. Sear '64-4133var. Van Meter 35.
seraphic
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Arcadius, Siscia - RIC IX 38c.263 viewsArcadius AE3
obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Diadamed, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Arcadius advancing right, holding labarum and dragging captive.
exergue: BSISC
Struck 383-387 A.D. at Siscia
RIC IX 38c.2
Van Meter 29
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Arcadius, unknown mint37 viewsAE4
obv: d n arcadivs p f avg. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
rev: virtvs exerciti. Emperor standing, head right, holding spear and shield, being crowned by Victory.
Struck 383-388 A.D. at ?
Jericho
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Roman Empire, ARCADIUS. AE3 of Constantinopolis. Struck A.D.392 - 395. 32 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIUS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Arcadius on horseback advancing right, his right hand raised; in exergue, CONSΔ.
RIC IX : 89c
RARE
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Roman Empire, ARCADIUS. AE4 of Antioch. Struck A.D.401 - 403.25 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Helmeted and diademed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over right shoulder and shield bearing cross in his left.
Reverse: CONCORDI-A AVGG. Constantinopolis seated facing, head right; in exergue, ANTΓ.
RIC X : 97
SCARCE

Ex Harlan J Berk
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, RIC Hereclea 7055 viewsConstantine I
AE3.
Hereclea Mint. 307- 337 A.D.
Obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG - Ladder shaped diadem with annulets, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG VOT XXX
Exergue: SMH(gamma)
Ref: RIC Hereclea 70
Note: No longer in my collection. Swapped for Arcadius RIC X 97, May 2005.
seraphic
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Eudocia, 423-425 Constantinople (mm off flan)157 viewsObv: ...EVDO...
Rev: Empress Enthroned, CONCORDIA AVG
RIC X 428
(Eudocia was the empress of Theodosius II and is not to be confused with Arcadius' empress Eudoxia. Eudoxia had a similar coin, but it was larger [AE3], with a different reverse legend [GLORIA ROMANORVM], and never a star in reverse left field [sometimes a cross]).
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Eudoxia, Unknown Mint59 viewsEudoxia AE3
obv: AEL EVDOXIA AVG. Diademed and draped bust right, hand holding wreath above head
rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE. Victory seated right, inscribing chi-rho symbol on shield resting on small column
Struck 395-404 A.D. at unknown mint
Van Meter 6
Note: Wife of Arcadius
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Eudoxia, wife of Arcadius. Augusta, 400-404 CE.181 viewsÆ 3 (15 mm, 1.94 gm). Cyzicus mint, ca A.D.402.
Obv: AEL EVDOXIA AVG; diademed and draped bust right, hand holding wreath above.
Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, inscribing Christogram on shield set on cippus; SMKA in exergue.
RIC 103; LRBC 2589.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Honorius, Ae4, 402-08 AD49 viewsObv: D N HONORIVS AVG
Pearl diademed and draped bust, right. Star to left.
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Arcadius, Theodosius II (aged between two and seven) and Honorius standing side by side and facing.
2.3 gm 14 mm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Imitation Arcadius/Honorius145 viewsObv: Diademed Bust Right
Rev: Victory Crowning Emperor
Almost looks good enough to be official except for the garbled legend, and the flan is about as ragged as they come.
Laetvs
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Pulcheria, AV Tremissis, Constantinople.120 viewsObv: AEL PVLCHERIA AVG. Diademed and draped bust right.
Rev: No legend. Cross in wreath; in exergue, CONOB*.
RIC X: 214

Pulcheria was the daughter of Arcadius and Eudoxia and the elder sister of Theodosius II. Although she was only 15 she assumed the regency on behalf of her brother and was made Augusta in A.D.414. Even after Theodosius attained his majority, Pulcheria remained in control of the government, maintaining that supremacy throughout most of her brother's long reign. And when Theodosius II died in A.D.450, it was she who selected the senator Marcian as his successor. When Pulcheria died in A.D.453 she left all her possessions to the poor.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valentinian II, Ae4, Thessalonica, RIC 62(a)1, (R), LRBC 1858, 388 AD33 viewsObv: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: GLORIA REIPVBLICE Three tiered campgate with two beacons.
1.3 gm 12.9 mm Exergue: TES
Comment: No officinae mark in left reverse field. Rare.
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Roman Imperial, Arcadius as Augustus, AE26 viewsThessalonica 383-392 A.D. 4.87g - 23.1mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG - Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield; hand of God holding wreath above.

Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM - Emperor standing facing, head left, holding standard and resting on shield; captive seated to left, head right looking up at the Emperor; TESΓ• in exergue.

RIC IX 45a.
Christian Scarlioli
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Roman Imperial: Arcadius (378-383 CE) AE2, Constantinople (RIC IX 53b)11 viewsObv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield; Hand of God above holding wreath
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM; emperor standing facing, head left, holding standard and resting shield at side, bound captive seated on ground to left, head right; CONΓ star in exergue
Quant.Geek
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Roman Imperial: Arcadius (383-408 CE) Æ 2 Majorina, Antioch (RIC 68c; LRBC 2781)13 viewsObv: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius right
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Arcadius in military garb standing facing, head right, holding labarum and globe; ANTB in exergue
Quant.Geek
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Roman Imperial: Arcadius (383-408 CE) Æ Follis, Cyzicus (RIC 29c.3; LRBC 2575)8 viewsObv: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius right
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM; emperor on horseback right, raising hand; SMKΓ in exergue
Quant.Geek
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Roman Imperial: Arcadius (383-408 CE) Æ Follis, Thessalonica (RIC 61c; LRBC 1855)12 viewsObv: D N ARCAD-IVS P F AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGGG; emperor standing facing, head left, in prow of galley steered by Victory, holding phoenix on globe and labarum, spurning captive with foot; Γ in left field; TES in exergue

This type was struck for Arcadius and his co-augusti only as a single issue at Thessalonica. It's a homage or revival of the galley FEL TEMP type struck under the sons of Constantine the Great.
Quant.Geek
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Roman Lead Bulla Seal, Late 4th - Early 5th Century A.D. Three male facing diademed busts39 viewsRoman Empire, Lead Bulla Seal, Late 4th - Early 5th Century A.D. Lead seal, Bulla seal, possibly imperial, gVF, 7.885g, 18.4mm, obverse three male facing diademed busts, the left one smallest, stars above the two larger ones; reverse, no stamp. Interesting seal, perhaps depicting two senior Augusti (center and right) and a junior Augustus (smaller bust left). Two likely combinations are Valentinian I, Valens and Gratian (367 - 375 A.D.) and Theodosius I, Arcadius und Honorius (393 - 395 A.D.). Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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ROMAN LEAD SEAL140 viewsFacing bust, flanked by two profile busts, all draped and wearing cuirass; Above, DDD[NNN] ('Dominorum Nostrorum')

16x15x5mm

2.58g

very fine, rough spot

Note: On a number of occasions three emperors ruled the Roman empire. This seal might well belong to the joint reign of Arcadius, Honorius and Theodosius II.

Early 5th century.

From the Gert Boersema files
Jay GT4
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SALVS REIPVBLICAE, CONE10 viewsAELIA FLACCILLA (wife of Theodosius I, mother of Arcadius and Honorius) Æ 4. Rev. SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right inscribing Christogram on shield set on cippus, CONE in exergue, mint of Constantinople. 1.2g 14mm RIC 61(3). Podiceps
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Struck A.D.383 - 386. AELIA FLACCILLA (Wife of Theodosius I). AE2 of Antioch29 viewsObverse: AEL FLACCILLA AVG. Pearl-diademed and draped bust of Aelia Flaccilla, wearing pearl necklace and earring, facing right.
Reverse: SALVS REIPVBLICAE. Victory seated on cippus facing right and inscribing Christogram (Chi-Rho) on shield which is also set on a short column (cippus). In right field, T; in exergue, ANTE.
RIC IX : 61
RARE

Aelia Flaccilla was the wife of Theodosius I, and the mother of Arcadius and Honorius. She died in A.D.386.
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Struck A.D.383 - 408. ARCADIUS. AE4 of Constantinopolis4 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Diademed and draped bust of Arcadius facing right.
Reverse: VOT V in two lines within laurel-wreath; in exergue, CONΓ✱.
RIC IX : 62b
*Alex
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Struck A.D.384 - 387. ARCADIUS. AE3 of Siscia6 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Arcadius advancing right, holding labarum in his left hand and dragging captive by the hair in his right hand; in exergue, BSISC.
RIC IX : 38c
*Alex
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Struck A.D.392 - 395. ARCADIUS. AE2 of Heraclea6 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Arcadius standing facing, head turned to right, holding standard in his right hand and globe in his left; in exergue, SMHB.
RIC IX : 27b
*Alex
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Struck A.D.392 - 395. ARCADIUS. AE3 of Constantinopolis11 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIUS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Arcadius on horseback advancing right, his right hand raised; in exergue, CONSΔ.
RIC IX : 89c
RARE

The statue on the reverse of this coin may be the one mentioned by FORVM member Masis in this thread http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=114678.0 and also here. The differences between the headgear depicted in the 15th century artist's drawing of the statue and the helmet with "feathers" shown on this coin might be due to damage or alterations caused by the ravages of time, given that the statue would already have been almost 1,000 years old when the drawing was made.
*Alex
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Struck A.D.401 - 403. ARCADIUS. AE3/4 of Antioch8 viewsObverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Helmeted and diademed bust of Arcadius facing, holding spear over right shoulder and shield bearing cross in his left.
Reverse: CONCORDI-A AVGG. Constantinopolis seated facing, head right; in exergue, ANTΓ.
RIC X : 97
SCARCE
Ex Harlan J Berk
*Alex
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Struck A.D.401 - 403. EUDOXIA. Wife of Arcadius. AE3 of Antioch4 viewsObverse: AEL EVDOXIA AVG. Diademed and draped bust of Eudoxia facing right; above, hand holding wreath.
Reverse: SALVS REIPVBLICAE. Victory seated facing right, inscribing Christogram on shield set on cippus; in exergue, ANT followed by A or Δ, the exact officina is uncertain.
RIC X : 104
*Alex
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Theodosius II36 viewsAE3 (1,9g - 12mm)
rev.DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG
pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, star behind head
obv.GLORI-A ROMA-NORVM
the three emperors Arcadius, Honorius and Theodosius standing facing, all holding spears, the two outermost also resting hand on shields
in exergue ANTGamma
mint Antioch
Struck 406-408 AD
RIC X Antioch 155

Holger G
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Theodosius II Heraclea, AE421 viewsRIC 442 Theodosius II AE4, Heraclea. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / cross within a wreath, SMHA in ex. Antonivs Protti
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Theodosius II RIC X, 233106 viewsTheodosius 402 - 450, son of Arcadius
Av - Solidus, 4.42g, 21mm
Constantinopolis Jan. - Oct. 425
obv. DN THEODO - SIVS PF AVG
cuirassed bust, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head 3/4 r., with spear across r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE (var. A)
Theodosius II, left, sitting frontal, both feet on footstool, and Valentinianus III, right, smaller, standing frontal, both in
consular robe, holding mappa in r. and long cross in l. hand;
above and between them a star
exergue: CONOB
RIC X, 233
R2; VF, graffitti (Epsilon) on obv.
added to www.wildwinds.com

The 3 dots above the head of Theodosius are the rest of his crest.
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Theodosius II RIC X, 234132 viewsTheodosius II 402-450, son of Arcadius
AV - Solidus, 4.39g, 21mm
Constantinopolis Jan. - Oct. 425
obv. DN THEODOSI - VS PF AVG
cuirassed bust, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head 3/4 r., with spear across r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. SALVS REI - PVB - LICAE (var. B)
Theodosius II, left, sitting frontal, l. foot on footstool, and
Valentinianus III, right, smaller, standing frontal, both in
consular robe, holding mappa in r. and long cross in l. hand; above and between them a star
exergue: CONOB
RIC X, 234
Rare; good VF
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MAPPA, a roll of cloth, formerly dropped down as start of the races in the Circus. In the late Empire a regular attribute of the consuls in art.
1 commentsJochen
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Theodosius II RIC X, 25790 viewsTheodosius II 402-450, son of Arcadius
AV - Solidus, 4.39g, 20mm
Constantinopolis AD 437(?)
obv. DN THEODO - SIVS PF AVG
cuirassed bust, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head r., with spear across r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. VOT XXX - MVLT XXXX
Constantinopolis, cuirassed and helmeted, sitting l.,
holding crossglobe in r. hand and long sceptre in l. hand,
l. ellbow leaning on shield, l. foot on prora
exergue: CONOB
RIC X, 257; Ratto 172?
Scarce; VF

VOT XXX (votis XXX solutis), public vows commemorating anniversaries of the emperor's accession, here: thirty-year vows redeemed
MVLT XXXX (multis XXXX susceptis), many forty-year vows undertaken
Perhaps a conflation with the general acclamation: 'Many years!'
Jochen
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Theodosius II RIC X, Constantinopolis 321260 viewsTheodosius II, AD 402-450, son of Arcadius
AU - Solidus, 4.47g, 21.5mm
Constantinopolis AD 441-450
obv. DN THEODOSI - VS PF AVG
Helmeted bust facing, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, spear in r. hand held over r.
shoulder behind head, on l. arm decorated shield with horseman riding down
enemy
rev. IMP XXXXII COS - XVII PP
Constantinopolis enthroned to l., l. foot on prow, holding cross-globe and
sceptre, by the throne a shield, star in l. field
exergue: COMOB
RIC X, 321 (group III type A); R4
good EF (fine graffiti K in r. obv. field)
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Group III: No punctuation either side; throne square-backed; figure with stiff drapery, r. knee shown as triangular protuberance from body, with fan-shaped drapery; vertical sceptre; legend ends above shield; which is large and rather irregular (type A)
Jochen
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Theodosius II VRBS ROMA FELIX56 viewsVRBS ROMA FELIX

This type was originally thought to have been issued by Arcadius and Honorius in conjunction with Theodosius I, but it came to be realized that "Theodosius" was really Theodosius II. Thus it is included in RIC IX under the earlier erroneous attribtution with an erroneous early date (AD 394-395) and then again in RIC X with a corrected attribution and date (404-408, given on page 130). "
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Thessalonica, 165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), RIC IX 059c1, AE-3, -/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, Christogram (ChiRho) above, Scarce, #1118 viewsThessalonica, 165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), RIC IX 059c1, AE-3, -/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, Christogram (ChiRho) above, Scarce, #1
avers: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed bust left, in imperial mantle, holding mappa and sceptre. (C)
reverse: GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, closed gate, 6 layers of stone, Christogram (ChiRho) above.
exergue: -/-//TES, diameter: 16,5-17,0 mm, weight: 1.69g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 383-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 059c1, p-,
Q-001
quadrans
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Thessalonica, 165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), RIC IX 062c, AE-4, Γ/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, #178 viewsThessalonica, 165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), RIC IX 062c, AE-4, Γ/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, #1
avers: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, closed gate, 6 layers of stone.
exergue: Γ/-//TES, diameter: 12 mm, weight: 1.15g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 383-388A.D., ref: RIC IX 062c, p-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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Thessalonica, Arcadius AE4 13mm15 viewsThessalonica
RIC IX 62v Arcadius AE4 13mm. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / GLORIA REIPVBLICE, multi-level "campgate", with windows in an upper layer and two turrets, TES in ex.
Antonivs Protti
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Tray562 viewsLate Roman from Probus to ArcadiusPekka K
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Turkey, Istanbul - the Column of Marcian38 viewsThe column of emperor Marcian, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey.

The Column of Marcian was dedicated to Marcian, built by the praefectus urbi Tatianus, sometime between 450 and 452. It still stands in modern Istanbul, though the statue of Marcian which originally topped it has been lost. Marcian also had a statue in the Forum of Arcadius, which contained the statues of several of Arcadius' successors.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20111224_Flavius_Marcianus_Augustus_Column_Fatih_Istanbul_Turkey.jpg
Joe Sermarini
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Unknown(Theo I, Arcadius and Honorius), unknown, URBS ROMA FELIX27 viewsRIC IX, Rome 67 or 68ecoli
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Valentinian II- SALVS REI PVBLICAE54 viewsValentinian II, 17 November 375 - 15 May 392 A.D.


Obverse:
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

DN VALENTINI - ANVS PF AVG

DN: Dominus Noster, our lord

VALENTINIANVS: Valentinian

PF, PIUS FELIX, piteous and happy

AVG: Augustus, emperor

Reverse:
SALVS REI PVBLICAE, Health of the republic

SALVS: Health
REI PVBLICAE: Republic

Victory advancing left, holding standard over shoulder and dragging captive

Domination: Copper, AE4, size 12 mm

Mint: Aquileia or Rome .

Comment:
This is the SALVS REI PVBLICAE type. This type was not struck for Valentininan I but only for Valentininan II. (and Theodosius I, Arcadius and Honorius). IF the obv. legend of the coin is broken DN VALENTINI - ANVS PF AVG then the mint is Aquileia or Rome. All other mints have unbroken obv. legends.
Source: Guido Bruck, Die spätrömische Kupferprägung, Graz/Austria 1961
John Schou
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VALENTINIEN II (375-392) - TREVES - RIC 43-215 viewsSilique, 375-378, C1
A/D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG
Dominus Noster Valentinianus Junior Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Seigneur Valentinien le jeune Pieux Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé. N et P ligaturés.
R/VICTOR-IA AVGGG//TRPS
Victoria Augustorum, La Victoire des 3 Augustes
La victoire debout de face, tournée à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une branche de palme de la main gauche.
Argent - 1.76 gr - 17.5 mm - 12h
RIC IX 43-2, RSC 40a
Commentaires :
Le revers de notre monnaie avec trois G peut faire référence à Valens, Gratien et Valentinien II ou bien après 378 à Gratien, Valentinien II et Théodose avant la nomination d'Arcadius.
Le N et le P sont "ligaturés". On peut trouver une ligature soit NP, soit AV
Siliqua S
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VIRTVS EXERCITI, RIC 70 Antioch8 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D. Æ 3. 1.8g, 18mm. Obv. DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev. VIRTVS EXERCITI, Emperor standing left, head right holding spear and leaning on shield, crowned by Victory. ANTA in exergue, RIC 70 AntiochPodiceps
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Western Roman Empire , Honorius, AD 393-423 18 viewsAR Siliqua, Milan Mint, RIC X 1228

Grade: Ch AU: Strike 5/5: Surface 4/5

Obv. :D N HONORIVS P F AVG, diademed draped bust right.

Rev.: VIRTVS ROMANORVM, Roma seated left holding Victory & inverted spear, Mintmark MDPS

Honorius was Western Roman Emperor from 393 to 423. He was the younger son of emperor Theodosius I and his first wife Aelia Flaccilla, and brother of Arcadius, who was the Eastern Emperor from 395 until his death in 408.
Richard M10
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[1601a] Theodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D. 67 viewsBronze AE 2, RIC 83(b), EF, Constantinople mint, 4.389g, 22.1mm, 180o, 25 Aug 383 - 28 Aug 388 A.D.; Obverse: D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; Reverse: VIRTVS E-XERCITI, Emperor standing right holding standard and globe, foot on captive, cross in left field, CONSA in exergue. Ex FORVM.


De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

THEODOSIUS I (379-395 A.D.)
David Woods
University College of Cork


Origin and Early Career
Flavius Theodosius was born at Cauca in Spain in about 346 to Thermantia and Theodosius the Elder (so-called to distinguish him from his son). Theodosius the Elder was a senior military officer serving in the Western empire and rose to become the magister equitum praesentalis under the emperor Valentinian I from late 368 until his execution in early 375. As the son of a soldier, Theodosius was legally obliged to enter upon a military career. He seems to have served under his father during his expedition to Britain in 367/8, and was the dux Moesiae Primae by late 374. Unfortunately, great controversy surrounds the rest of his career until Gratian had him hailed as his imperial colleague in succession to the emperor Valens at Sirmium on 19 January 379. It is clear that he was forced to retire home to Spain only to be recalled to active service shortly thereafter, but the circumstances of his forced retirement are shrouded in mystery. His father was executed at roughly the same time, and much speculation has centred on the relationship between these events.

[For a very detailed and interesting discussion of the Foreign Policy of Theodosius and the Civil Wars that plagued his reign, please see http://www.roman-emperors.org/theo1.htm]

Family and Succession
Theodosius married twice. His first wife was the Spanish Aelia Flavia Flaccilla. She bore him Arcadius ca. 377, Honorius on 9 September 384, and Pulcheria ca. 385. Theodosius honoured her with the title of Augusta shortly after his accession, but she died in 386. In late 387 he married Galla, daughter of Valentinian I and full-sister of Valentinian II. She bore him Gratian ca. 388, Galla Placidia ca. 388/390, and died in childbirth in 394, together with her new-born son John. Of his two sons who survived infancy, he appointed Arcadius as Augustus on 19 January 383 and Honorius as Augustus on 23 January 393. His promotion of Arcadius as a full Augustus at an unusually young age points to his determination right from the start that one of his own sons should succeed him. He sought to strengthen Arcadius' position in particular by means of a series of strategic marriages whose purpose was to tie his leading "generals" irrevocably to his dynasty. Hence he married his niece and adoptive daughter Serena to his magister militum per Orientem Stilicho in 387, her elder sister Thermantia to a "general" whose name has not been preserved, and ca. 387 his nephew-in-law Nebridius to Salvina, daughter of the comes Africae Gildo. By the time of his death by illness on 17 January 395, Theodosius had promoted Stilicho from his position as one of the two comites domesticorum under his own eastern administration to that of magister peditum praesentalis in a western administration, in an entirely traditional manner, under his younger son Honorius. Although Stilicho managed to increase the power of the magister peditum praesentalis to the disadvantage of his colleague the magister equitum praesentalis and claimed that Theodosius had appointed him as guardian for both his sons, this tells us more about his cunning and ambition than it does about Theodosius' constitutional arrangements.

Theodosius' importance rests on the fact that he founded a dynasty which continued in power until the death of his grandson Theodosius II in 450. This ensured a continuity of policy which saw the emergence of Nicene Christianity as the orthodox belief of the vast majority of Christians throughout the middle ages. It also ensured the essential destruction of paganism and the emergence of Christianity as the religion of the state, even if the individual steps in this process can be difficult to identify. On the negative side, however, he allowed his dynastic interests and ambitions to lead him into two unnecessary and bloody civil wars which severely weakened the empire's ability to defend itself in the face of continued barbarian pressure upon its frontiers. In this manner, he put the interests of his family before those of the wider Roman population and was responsible, in many ways, for the phenomenon to which we now refer as the fall of the western Roman empire.


Copyright (C) 1998, David Woods.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

There is a nice segue here, as we pick-up John Julius Norwich's summation of the reign of Theodosius, "Readers of this brief account of his career may well find themselves wondering, not so much whether he deserved the title of 'the Great' as how he ever came to acquire it in the first place. If so, however, they may also like to ask themselves another question: what would have been the fate of the Empire if, at that critical moment in its history after the battle of Adrianople, young Gratian had not called him from his Spanish estates and put the future of the East into his hands? . . . the probability is that the whole Empire of the East would have been lost, swallowed up in a revived Gothic kingdom, with effects on world history that defy speculation.

In his civil legislation he showed, again and again, a consideration for the humblest of his subjects that was rare indeed among rulers of the fourth century. What other prince would have decreed that any criminal, sentenced to execution, imprisonment or exile, must first be allowed thirty days' grace to put his affairs in order? Or that a specified part of his worldly goods must go to his children, upon whom their father's crimes must on no account be visited? Or that no farmer should be obliged to sell his produce to the State at a price lower than he would receive on the open market?

Had he earned his title? Not, perhaps, in the way that Constantine had done or as Justinian was to do. But, if not ultimately great himself, he had surely come very close to greatness; and had he reigned as long as they did his achievements might well have equalled theirs. He might even have saved the Western Empire. One thing only is certain: it would be nearly a century and a half before the Romans would look upon his like again" (Norwich, John Julius. Byzantium, the Early Centuries. London: Penguin Group, 1990. 116-7;118).

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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[1601b] Arcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.63 viewsARCADIUS AE2. Struck at Constantinople, 378-383 AD. Obverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield, Hand of God above holding wreath; Reverse - GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor standing facing, head left, holding standard & resting shield at side, bound captive seated on ground to left, head right, CONG in exergue. RIC 53b. Scarce. Extremely Fine, some roughness and corrosion.


De Imperatoribus Romanis, An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors and their Families


Arcadius (395-408 A.D.)

Geoffrey S. Nathan
University of California at Los Angeles

Introduction and Early Life
The ineffectual life and reign of Flavius Arcadius are of considerably less importance than the quite significant developments that occurred during his reign. Born either in 377 or 378 to then general Theodosius and Aelia Flavia Flacilla, he and his younger brother, Honorius, ruled the eastern and western halves of the Roman Empire respectively from 395.

Shortly after his birth, his father was raised to the imperial purple in 379. Events in Illyricum with the massive influx of Ostrogothic and Visigothic peoples had resulted in the defeat of the Roman army and the death of the emperor, Valens. Theodosius' first task was to confront the Visigoths who had been ravaging the Balkans. Perhaps in the wake of this difficult and almost insurmountable task, the emperor wanted to insure that his infant son would bear some legitimacy should he die on campaign. Whatever the reason, Arcadius was proclaimed Augustus in January of 383 at the age of five or six. In the following year, his younger brother was born and it seems as if Theodosius initially had been interested in preserving the theoretical position of his elder son. While Arcadius enjoyed the status of Augustus, Honorius only achieved the office of consul posterior in 386. Perhaps the eastern emperor had wanted to avoid the possible conflicts that arose earlier in the century with the family of Constantine. Recent events in the west with the assassination of Gratian by Magnus Maximus may have also played a part: Theodosius initially had to leave the murder of his imperial colleague unavenged and leave the boy- emperor, Valentinian II, largely undefended. The profusion of emperors may well have been seen by Theodosius as kindling for civil war. His own autocratic tendencies may have also meant that he saw only one possible successor for himself.

Nevertheless, Theodosius gave Arcadius very little independence in early life. When he went to campaign against Magnus in the late 380's, he placed his son under the Praetorian Prefect of the East, Tatian, who was the de facto emperor in Theodosius' absence. This began a long series of regencies for Arcadius. The strength of Tatian's position with the eastern governing class made the office of Praetorian Prefect all the more powerful in Constantinople, which in turn made it easier to dominate future emperors. When Theodosius replaced Tatian with the more malleable and more ambitious Rufinus in 392, he had appointed a minister who would centralize even greater authority under the prefecture.

By 393, the emperor's situation had changed radically. When events in the west demanded his attention again, Theodosius was in a much stronger position. The ascendancy of the general, Arbogast, and his own puppet emperor, Eugenius, in the west provided Theodosius an opportunity and, indeed, the obligation to take full control of the Empire. The chance for having his own two sons ruling both halves of Rome not only seemed practical and feasible, but such an arrangement would establish himself as the head of a new dynasty. With thoughts in that direction, Honorius was made Augustus in 393 and accompanied his father west in the summer of 394. Arcadius, although near his majority, was nevertheless placed again under the guardianship (epitropos) of the Prefect of the East. In January of 395, Theodosius the Great died and his two sons took theoretical control of the two halves of the Roman Empire.

Early Reign and the Dominance of Rufinus and Eutropius (395-399)
Arcadius was eighteen when he assumed the throne in the east. We do not know whether or not he was ready for the responsibilities. During the mid-380's, the young emperor had been educated in part by Themistius, a famous pagan statesman, philosopher, and speaker. In what way he affected Arcadius is impossible to say, but surely his teachings must have included statecraft. Perhaps because of this influence, the new emperor's attempt to establish himself as an independent force can be seen in a series of laws passed at his accession. In contrast to trying to create a military image for himself, which would not be allowed either by Rufinus or by the eastern court, he attempted to portray himself as a pious Christian emperor. He enacted several comprehensive laws against heresy and paganism.

This was not necessarily an ineffectual strategy. By celebrating his religious piety, he expressed his power in the only way available to an emperor largely controlled by his ministers. He also perhaps sought to gain support and power from the local governing and religious hierarchies in Constantinople. Arcadius also perhaps thought that he was carrying on in the tradition of his father and so, by extension, might share in some of his glory. Rufinus in contrast wanted to tie himself to the emperor through a marriage connection to his daughter. But in April of 395, Arcadius had taken advantage of the Prefect's temporary absence to marry Aelia Eudoxia, whose guardian, the general, Promotus, had been a bitter enemy of Rufinus. Arcadius had been aided in this move by his own grand chamberlain (praepositus sacri cubiculi), Eutropius, and it perhaps indicated the degree to which he wanted to be free of any regent.

But in reality, Arcadius gained little if any power. Rufinus assumed full control of the east, and the Vandal Stilicho, Theodosius' closest advisor and general, took control of Honorius in the west. The tension between east and west quickly grew when Stilicho, in command of all the eastern and western armies, tried to press his guardianship over Arcadius as well. Moreover, there was considerable resentment against Rufinus in the east for using his office to greatly enrich himself and perhaps, too, because he was a westerner. Rufinus, understanding the perils around him, acted quickly. He had Arcadius demand the return of the eastern armies at once. Stilicho acquiesced, perhaps because the general was basing his claim of guardianship on his own legitimacy: to have taken control of the east and Arcadius by force would have undermined his position there and perhaps in the west. The soldiers returned under the command of the Gothic general, Gainas. With the control of the field army, it seemed as if Rufinus was going to be more thoroughly in control of the east and over Arcadius.

He did not long enjoy his victory. When Arcadius and Rufinus came to greet the armies at Hebdoman near Constantinople in November of 395, the soldiers turned on the Praetorian Prefect and cut him down in front of the emperor. Whether Stilicho instigated the assassination is a matter of some debate, but if he did, he received no benefit from it. The armies remained and Arcadius soon fell under the sway of other ministers. Nevertheless, despite the shock and fear Arcadius may have felt at witnessing such a brutal murder, he probably missed Rufinus' presence not at all and even thought it might provide an opportunity to assert his own authority. For the bureaucracy, the death meant that maintaining civilian control over the army was paramount to their own survival.

Soon thereafter, Eutropius assumed Rufinus' place in dominating Arcadius. Since the grand chamberlain could control access to the emperor and commanded the powerful palace bureaucracy, he was well-placed to dictate what and whom the emperor saw and heard. Military officers--frequently Germanic--who dominated the western government, were held suspect by fearful and jealous civil administrators in Constantinople. Eutropius used that fear to his advantage and froze out any access they may have had to the circles of power. His decision to effectively eliminate the military's input in decision-making would eventually lead to his demise.

It is difficult to determine how popular Eutropius was either with Arcadius or with the wider population. As a eunuch and a former slave, the sources generally portray him very negatively. He nevertheless seems to have enjoyed some support from the emperor, likely aided by Eudoxia with whom the grand chamberlain had close ties. The emperor happily took annual vacations in Galatia, apparently upon the Eutropius' suggestion. Moreover, the chamberlain showed great personal courage and talent in leading a campaign against invading Huns in 397/8, for which he won the consulship and the rank of patrician in the following year of 399. He also seems to have gained considerable support from the local clergy by procuring the patriarchate of Constantinople in 398 for John Chrysostom.

Despite Eutropius' rise to power, however, eastern policy changed little. The religious policies of Theodosius and Arcadius continued, including the forced closure of pagan temples in Gaza. More significantly, tension between the two halves of the empire persisted as Stilicho continued to press for his position as guardian. Although Stilicho led periodic raids into Greece and Thrace to attack the new Visigothic king, Alaric, his victories were incomplete and were more likely meant to keep the Germanic people out of western territory. This meant, among other things, that the Visigoths were an enduring problem for the east. Eutropius in turn supported the revolt of the Count Gildo in Africa, which was under western control, in an attempt to destabilize Stilicho's control and further eastern domains.

The failure of the revolt in 398 was the first step in Eutropius' downfall. The decision to exclude the military men of the period, particularly among the growing importance of Germanic officers, created a dangerous situation. By 399, the dissatisfaction with east-west affairs and the Gildo fiasco resulted in a revolt by the Gothic count, Tribigild. He was apparently in collusion with Gainas, who had taken advantage of the crisis to be named chief general in the east (magister utriusque militiae). Gainas quickly reached an agreement with the rebel and part of the settlement was the dismissal of Eutropius, to which Arcadius--at Eudoxia's urging--agreed. The chamberlain took refuge in the Hagia Sophia, and was exiled to Cyprus. But shortly thereafter, in the autumn of 399, Eutropius was recalled, tried and executed in Chalcedon.

The Age of Eudoxia (400-404)
The death of Eutropius precipitated a serious crisis. Gainas, who had wanted high office for years, now tried to force the hand of Arcadius. Having come to a quick resolution with Tribigild, he moved from Thrace towards Constantinople in 400. With the Germanic troops supporting him, Gainas tried for six months to initiate his own primacy-- including seizing the imperial palace--but which failed. He was forced to withdraw personally from the city to regroup and planned to use his troops remaining there to seize the entire city. But they were slaughtered by the inhabitiants and he fled first to Thrace and then to Asia. Eventually Gainas was killed by the Huns later in that year. His attempted coup ensured that Germanic officers would never again be trusted by the eastern government and would forever be kept out of any important decision-making roles.

The likely successor to Eutropius had been the anti-Germanic leader, Aurelianus, who had succeeded to the Prefecture of the East in 399. But Gainas had exiled him, having forced Arcadius to hand him over, and although Aurelianus returned triumphantly after Gainas' departure, he appears to have lost his hold over the emperor. In the meantime, Aelia Eudoxia had done much to forward her own place in the government. In January of 400, she had been named Augusta, a singular distinction offered to only three other women in the previous century. Her position thus gained a semi-official legitimacy afforded to very few Roman empresses. It has been assumed that because of her beauty, her intelligence, and her fecundity (she bore Arcadius five children), she was able to assert her influence to a point where she was the new power behind the throne.

That assessment, while held by many scholars, is not entirely accurate. While there were several events in which she played a crucial part, they were not terribly important moments during Arcadius' reign. But because Eudoxia was enormously wealthy, because she delivered a male heir in 401, and because she was involved in a highly publicized and drawn out political fight with John Chrysostom, this belief that there was an assumption of power is based more on the notoriety of her acts than on actual control. The fact that there was no one clearly dominating the government nor the emperor during this time implies perhaps that Arcadius had more power during these five years of his reign than at any other time.

There are several indications that he did try to improve and assert his own position. The emperor and his court immediately came to some understanding with the west. The east at the very least gave Honorius and Stilicho moral support in their increasing problems with Alaric. In 402, the feeling of goodwill was sealed by a joint consulship between Arcadius and his brother. The emperor also sought to establish his own military prowess and Christian piety with the erection of a column set up in the Hippodrome of Constantinople in 402/3. The column depicted his military victory over Gainas, crowned with a capital emblazoned with the Greek letters chi-rho, symbolizing his devotion to Christ. Arcadius' son, Theodosius II, was born in 401, and was quickly made Augustus at the age of eight months. The eastern ruler was thus interested in assuring his own dynasty.

In all these things, the emperor was largely successful, but they were largely overshadowed by the feud between his empress and the bishop of Constantinople. Eudoxia had already shown herself able in pushing her interests during the baptism of her son. The Bishop of Constantinople, however, was a much tougher opponent than her husband. John Chrysostom, a strong believer in social justice, had boorishly attacked Eudoxia and many of her friends for the conspicuous luxury in which they lived and displayed themselves. At the height of these attacks, John compared the empress to Jezebel. Eudoxia in turn used her considerable influence to inflame hostility among the clergy against the bishop. Working through Bishop Theophilus of Alexandria, in 403 Chrysostom was deposed and forced into exile at a Church council convened by the emperor (the Synod of the Oak at Chalcedon). However, there was soon such turmoil and uproar in the imperial city that the bishop was recalled a few days later. But the public feuding between Eudoxia and Chrysostom continued until at last she had him banished again in 404, this time permanently. Among other things, it caused a breach between Arcadius and his brother, who had, with Pope Innocent I, tried to support Chrysostom.

Eudoxia's victory was short-lived, however. In October of 404, the Augusta died of a miscarriage. Her death was seen by some as retribution for dismissing John. Whatever the reason, her end also signaled a complete retreat into the background by the emperor and no further initiatives seem to have been pushed by the 27-year-old Augustus.

The Final Years: Anthemius and Death (404-408)
The last years of Arcadius' reign were completely dominated by his Praetorian Prefect of the East, Anthemius. It was perhaps fitting that when the emperor seems to have been most retiring, the most able and energetic of his high ministers came to power. Anthemius worked hard to solve a series of governmental abuses, continue to push for Christianization, and secure the east from attack.

Anthemius first seems to have tried to reconcile with the west, so much so that there was a joint consulship between Anthemius and Stilicho in 405. This might have also been meant to symbolize the Prefect's new dominance, however. Additionally, a number of new laws were passed, curtailing paganism, Judaism and heresy. He tried to make use of the continuing problem of incoming Germanic peoples to combat the Isaurian tribes which had been plaguing Asia Minor since 403. While it failed to halt either group's incursions, it was nevertheless a practical and intelligent strategy. As a means of protecting the imperial capital, Anthemius also strengthened the walls around Constantinople. Our records for the last years of Arcadius' rule are quite spotty, but the emperor himself seems to have completely vanished, even symbolically, from the political scene.

In May of 408, Flavius Arcadius died at the age of 31 of unknown causes. Our only physical description of Arcadius is heavily influenced by the generally low regard in which he was held. The emperor was supposedly short, thin and dark-complected. A more kindly correspondent described him as good-natured and temperate. His son succeeded him without any controversy and the government remained unchanged. Arcadius thus left the world much as he entered it: without much significance and overshadowed by more powerful forces.

Assessment
Despite the ineffectual nature of Arcadius and his rule, a number of significant changes occurred during his stewardship of the eastern empire. His inability to forcefully or at least effectively govern meant that there were few consistent or long-range goals of his administration. With the exception of trying to emphasize the emperor's piety, an important development in the history of the Byzantine monarchy, Arcadius and his ministers were for the most part simply reacting to events.

The emperor became an even more remote figure to the general public. Even in the capital city itself, he was rarely seen: we read in one account that people came running to see the emperor for the first time when he happened to be praying in a local church. A series of "orientalizing" court practices no doubt continued in order to emphasize the symbolic separation of the emperor from the rest of society. The hieratic, almost semi- divine nature of the imperial person, also became a feature of the eastern ruler.

Perhaps of greatest importance was the political and cultural split between east and west. With the death of Theodosius, the two halves of the Roman Empire increasingly went their separate ways. For the most part, the west was thrown back upon its own resources, unable to deal with the problems of the fifth century. The east proved more compact and more resilient: it largely weathered the political storms from without and within.

Moreover, Constantinople fully became the imperial capital of the east, a Roma nova. The emperor rarely left the city and the palace officials became more influential than many of the more theoretically important ministers outside the city. Constantinople was also made an archepiscopate and Chrysostom and others started to push strongly for its primacy in the east. Both public and private building projects beautified and enlarged the city. Under Arcadius' reign, it truly became the second city of the Roman Empire.
Finally, the hard stance against Germanic officers in Roman government became a central feature in the east. While the reasons for this development were inspired largely out of fear and perhaps racism, the eastern Roman Empire did manage to avoid the largely detrimental succession of Germanic generalissimos who controlled the west in the fifth century. It also encouraged the eastern rulers in the following century to take hard lines against other peoples, including the Isaurians, the Huns and the Persians. Taken in all, the era of Arcadius was far more important than Arcadius himself. He perhaps had his father's pretensions, but none of the skills or powers necessary to leave his mark on the Empire.

By Geoffrey S. Nathan, University of California at Los Angeles
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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