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Theodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D.
On 19 January 379, Emperor Gratian elevated Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium, giving him the title Augustus with power over all the eastern provinces. Theodosius came to terms with the Visigoths and settled them in the Balkans as military allies (foederati).
RL76205. Bronze maiorina, RIC IX Constantinopolis
II 2152, SRCV V
20478, Cohen VIII
19, gVF, fantastic stylized
portrait, well centered
, emperor's head
flatly struck, some scratches, 1st officina
, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight
5.414g, maximum diameter
24.1mm, die axis
, 19 Jan 379 - 25 Aug 383 A.D.; obverse
D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG
, helmeted, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust
spear in right hand, shield
on left arm; reverse GLORIA ROMANORVM
(glory of the Romans), Emperor standing slightly left on galley, head
right, wearing helmet and military garb, paludamentum
flying behind, raising right hand in salute, Victory
seated steering at stern, wreath
left, CONA in exergue
; larger bronze for the period
Catalog current as of Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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