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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Late Empire| > |Aelia Flaccilla| > RL32831
Aelia Flaccilla, Augusta 19 January 379 - 386 A.D., Wife of Theodosius I
Aelia Flavia Flaccilla was the wife of Theodosius I, who reigned 379 - 395 A.D., and mother of the emperors Arcadius and Honorius. She was known for her piety and generosity to the poor. Aelia was honored by future empresses who took her first name as a title. Aelia Flaccilla is commemorated as a saint by the Eastern Orthodox Church; her feast day is 14 September.
RL32831. Bronze maiorina, RIC IX Nicomedia 43.2 (R), LRBC II 2396, SRCV V 20619, Cohen VIII 6, EF, but flat strike areas, gem green patina, 4th officina, Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, weight 3.989g, maximum diameter 20.7mm, die axis 180o, 25 Aug 383 - 386 A.D.; obverse AEL FLACCILLA AVG, draped bust right with an elaborate head dress, necklace and mantle; reverse SALVS REIPVBLICAE (health of the Republic), Aelia Flaccilla standing facing head right, arms folded on breast, SMN∆ in exergue; rare; SOLD










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AEL FLACCILLA AVG

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Roman Coins of Aelia Flacilla