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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Late Empire| > |Theodosius I| > RL91670
Theodosius I, 19 January 379 - 17 January 395 A.D.
On 24 August 358, a little more than 25 years before this coin was struck, Nicomedia was destroyed by a major earthquake followed by a fire. The city was rebuilt, but on a smaller scale.
RL91670. Bronze maiorina, RIC IX Nicomedia 44(b)1 (S), LRBC II 2394, SRCV V 20560, Cohen VIII 54, Hunter V -, Choice VF, well centered, dark brown tone, scrape on obverse left field, small edge cracks, 1st officina, Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, weight 4.490g, maximum diameter 23.4mm, die axis 180o, 28 Aug 388 - 15 May 392 A.D.; obverse D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS EXERTICTI (glory of the Army), Emperor standing right, labarum in right hand, globe in left hand, left foot on captive laying right before him and looking back at him, SMNA in exergue; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; scarce; SOLD


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