Theodosius I; AE4 Thessalonica; camp gate
Description: Theodosius I (379 - 395 AD). AE4, Thessalonica mint 383-388 AD. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / GLORIA REIPVBLICE; camp-gate with no doors and two turrets, B in left field, TES in ex.
Diameter: AE12 mm
Weight: 1,16 g
Attribution: RIC IX 62
Commentary: scarce; brown patina, obverse slightly off-center
History: The massive Theodosian Walls of Constantinople which kept the city safe for the next 1000 years were such an acomplishment that their construction would probably be impossible in later more troubled times.
Article Number: 059-04-07-42384