Theodosius I; AE4; vows in wreath
Description: Theodosius I (379 - 395 AD). AE4, Antioch mint. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VOT-X-MVLT-XX in laurel wreath.
Diameter: AE11 mm
Weight: 1,28 g
Attribution: RIC IX 56c
Commentary: tight flan, dark olive patina with deposits on obverse
History: Gratian appointed Theodosius as defacto ruler of East Roman Empire not because of his good reputation, but because he seems to have been the most senior officer of Roman birth available at the time.
Article Number: 022-06-02-41652