Theodosius II (402 - 450 AD)

Flavius Theodosius was called the Calligrapher, known in English as Theodosius II, was a Byzantine Emperor (reign 408-450), mostly known for the law code bearing his name, the Codex Theodosianus, and the Theodosian Walls of Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul) built during his reign.

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Theodosius II 'Victory with Cross' Gold Solidus 014690

Very Rare Theodosius II 'Victory with Cross' Gold Solidus
Gold, 4.39 grams, 20.01 mm. Constantinople. 430-440 AD. Obverse: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen horseman. Reverse: VICTORIA-AVGGG Z (Z retrograde), Victory standing left, holding long jewelled cross, star in right field, CONOB in exergue. RIC X, 219 var (reverse type); Sear -. This reverse type unpublished for Theodosius II. Good extremely fine.

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Theodosius II 'Victory with Cross' Gold Solidus 014690


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