Theodosius I; AE2 Constantinople; emperor with captive
Description: Theodosius I (379 - 395 AD). AE2, Constantinople mint, 383-392 AD. DN THEODOSIVS PF AVGVSTVS; pearl diademed draped bust right / VIRTVS EXERCITI; emperor holding a labarum and a globe, trodding down a bound captive to the right, Christogram right, CONSA in ex.
Diameter: AE23 mm
Weight: 5,32 g
Attribution: RIC IX 83
Commentary: green patina with some minor breaks on reverse, some flat areas on both sides, good overall style
History: In 393 AD Theodosius banned the Olympic Games held at this time for more then 1100 years.
Article Number: 012-01-06-41652