Theodosius II

402 - 450 A.D.

Setting a record for longest-reigning Roman Emperor at 48 years (equivalent to a dozen Presidential terms!), Theodosius II set remarkably few other records in all this time. He was the last emperor to rule both east and west halves, albeit briefly, after the death of Honorius and before the puppet emperor Johannes came onto the scene. As for his own achievements, he wasn't much more than a figurehead esconced in his palace. His sister Pulcheria took the active role in steering the empire. He died a few days after a hunting accident.

Solidus

RIC 202 Solidus Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG; helmeted bust facing forward, cuirassed, draped, holding scepter and shield.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG; Constantinopolis std. facing head right, holding Victory and scepteright


RIC 207 Solidus Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield with horseman spearing enemy motif.
Rev: GLORIAREIPVBLICAE, Roma and Constantinoplis seated facing, supporting between them shield inscribed VOT/XV/MVL/XX in three lines. Lot sold for $1,500 1/16/02.


RIC 219 Solidus Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG, diademed and helmeted three-quarter facing bust, spear over shoulder, shield on left arm decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy.
Rev: VOTXXMVLTXXX, Victory standing left, holding long jewelled cross.


RIC 257 Solidus Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG - 3/4 facing with slight tilt to right bust, cuirassed, helmeted, and holding spear over right shoulder and shield with cavalryman on it.
Rev: VOTXXXMVLTXXXXS - Constantinopolis seated left, holding globe with cross and long cross scepter; shield a back of throne and "star" in right field; left foot touch prow of galley, right.


RIC 234 Solidus Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG; helmeted bust facing forward, cuirassed, draped, holding scepter and shield.
Rev: SALVSREIPVBLICAE; two emperors seated, both holding a cross.


RIC 301 Solidus Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG, diademed and helmeted three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over right shoulder and shield with horseman motif on left arm.
Rev: IMPXXXXIICOSXVIIPP, Constantinopolis enthroned left, left foot on prow, holding globus cruciger in right hand and sceptre in left; shield at her side, star in right field.


RIC 366 Solidus Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG, diademed and helmeted three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over right shoulder and shield with horseman motif on left arm.
Rev: VOTXXXMVLTXXXX, Constantinopolis enthroned left, left foot on prow, holding globus cruciger in right hand and sceptre in left; shield at her side, star in right field.


Tremissis

RIC 213 Tremissis Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGVSTORVM, Victory walking right, head left, holding wreath in right hand, globus cruciger in left, star in right field.


RIC 333 Tremissis Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: SPES - Trophy with two shield and two stars. Lot sold for $305 12/27/01.


AE3

RIC 89, LRBC 2212 AE3 Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG; Constantinopolis seated, facing, head right, holding spear and Victory. Lot sold for $13 11/12/01.


RIC 410, LRBC 2225 AE3 Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM; Two emperor standing, facing, each holding a spear and a globe between them.


AE3/4

RIC 444 (Constantinopolis), LRBC 2239 AE3 Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend. Cross within wreath.


RIC 451 (Cyzicus), LRBC 2605 AE3 Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend. Cross within wreath. Lot sold for $42 12/31/01.


AE4

RIC 122, LRBC 2922 AE4 Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG; Cross.


RIC 144, LRBC 2216 AE4 Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM; Arcadius, Honorius and Theodosius II standing, facing.


RIC 451 AE4 Obv: DNTHEODOSIVSPFAVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: No legend Exe: SMK(officina) - Cross within wreath. Lot sold for $67 3/21/02.