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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.
3 commentsgoldcoin07/21/06 at 13:04KingJames: Beautiful coin, I envy you!
     
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