Arcadius

383 - 408 A.D.

Arcadius was given the title of Augustus when only six years of age. After his father Theodosius died in 395 he and his brother Honorius remained the only emperors, Arcadius being the emperor in the eastern half. It seems he spent his whole life ineffectually trying to rid himself of one regent after another who wielded the true power. Even his wife Eudoxia has more on record for being politically active and influential than he and, as a result, little of what he personally desired came through amid all the background noise. He died in his early 30's of unknown causes.

Solidus

RIC 7 (X) Solidus Obv: DNARCADIVSPFAVG; diademed, helmeted, cuirassed facing forward holding scepter and shield.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG(officina) Exe: CONOB; Constantinopolis seated facing left holding scepter and Victory on globe with right foot on prow.


RIC 35b (Mediolanum, IX) & 1205a (X) Solidus Obv: DNARCADIVSPFAVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG, Arcadius standing right, holding standard in right hand, Victory on globe in left, spurning captive.


RIC 231 Solidus Obv: DNARCADIVSPFAVG; diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGGG; Constantinopolis seated facing left holding scepter and shield inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X. Lot sold for $1,075 3/10/02.


Siliqua

RIC 32b (Mediolanum) Siliqua Obv: DNARCADIVSPFAVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSROMANARVM; Roma seated left, holding victory and spear.


AE2

RIC 22 (Heraclea, IX) AE2 Obv: DNARCADIVSPFAVG - Pearl diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed; above, hand (of God) holds pearl diadem.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM - Emperor standing front, head left, holding labarum and leaning on shield right; at feet, left, a bound and seated captive.


RIC 25c (Cyzicus) AE2 Obv: DNARCADIVSPFAVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSEXERCITI; Arcadius standing right, foot on captive; holding standard and globe.


RIC 276 (Antioch, IX) AE2 Obv: DNARCADIVSPFAVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM. Emperor standing facing, head right, holding standard and globe.


AE3

RIC 38c (Siscia, IX) AE3 Obv: DNARCADIVSPFAVG - Pearl diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM - Emperor standing right with head turned back while grabbing barbarian by locks of hair and holding labarum in the left hand.


RIC 60 (X) AE3 Obv: DNARCADIVSPFAVG - Pearl diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: VIRTVSEXERCITI - Emperor standing front and holding spear and resting hand on shield, with head turned right while Victory crowns him with wreath.


AE4

RIC 18b (IX, Heraclea) AE4 Obv: DNARCADIVSPFAVG; Diademed bust right.
Rev: VOT/V in wreath.


RIC 26c AE4 DNARCADIVSPFAVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
SALVSREIPVBLICAE; Victory advancing left, carrying trophy and dragging captive; Christogram in left field.


RIC 39d (Siscia) AE4 Obv: DNARCADIVSPFAVG - Pearl diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGG - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.


RIC 86c AE4 Obv: DNARCADIVSPFAVG; Diademed bust right.
Rev: SALVSREIPVBLICAE Victory walking left, dragging captive.