AE4. 2.37g, 16mm
MINTED: Antioch mint, AD 402-403
REF: RIC X Antioch 100
OBVERSE: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear and shield decorated with cross.
REVERSE: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, head right, with foot set upon prow, holding sceptre and crowning Victory on globus; ANTG in exergue.
Almost Very Fine. Nice clear facing bust with cross on shield. Dark brown patina with some earthen deposits highlighting devices.
Theodosius II ruled for 48 years, the longest reign of any Roman Emperor. He is best known for instituting the Codex Theodosianus, the Theodosian code of laws in 438, a compilation of all Roman laws from the time of Constantine I. He also founded the University of Constantinople in 425, which would continue to exist until the 15th century. It was during the reign of Theodius II that the Eastern Roman Empire was ravaged by Attila the Hun and his hordes in mid 430s.
THEODOSIUS II . AD 402-450 . AE4 . Constantinopolis Enthroned . Cross
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