, Augusta 19 January 379 - 386 A.D., Wife of I
was a fervent supporter of the Nicene Creed. Sozomen reports her preventing a conference between and Eunomius of Cyzicus who served as figurehead of Anomoeanism, a sect of Arians. Ambrose and Gregory of Nyssa praise her Christian virtue and comment on her role as "a leader of justice" and "pillar of the ." She is commemorated as a saint by the Eastern Orthodox ; her feast day is 14 September.RL70543. Bronze half , 35.2 (R2), II 1566, 20623, 5, VF, excellent centering, 0.926 g, maximum 13.3 mm, 0o, 2nd , (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 25 Aug 383 - autumn 384 A.D.; AEL FLACCILLA AVG, diademed and draped right; (health of the Republic), seated right inscribing on set on , BSIS• in ; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, like her husband , was of Hispanian-Roman descent. She may have been the daughter of Antonius, Prefect of Gaul, who was consul in 382. Her marriage with probably took place in the year 376, when Theodosius' father fell into disfavor and he withdrew to Cauca in Gallaecia.RL84859. Bronze maiorina, Antioch 62 (S), II 2760, 20621 (mislabeled Cyzicus), 6, VF, nice portrait, attractive , light , 4.522 g, maximum 22.3 mm, 135o, 5th , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 25 Aug 383 - 386 A.D.; AEL FLACCILLA AVG, draped right with an elaborate dress, necklace and mantle; (health of the Republic), standing facing, right, arms folded on breast, ANTE ; ex Colosseum Coin Exchange; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
The (also called a or ) is a of Chi (X) and Rho (P), the first two letters of Christ in Greek. It was among the earliest of Christianity. The crucifix was rarely used in early Christian iconography, perhaps because most people then had personally witnessed its gruesome use for public execution.
RL84369. Bronze maiorina, 3 (also 5th ), 55.5 (S), II 2149, 20611, 4,, F, centered on a , green with earthen highlighting, rough, 3.437 g, maximum 22.8 mm, 180o, 5th , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 25 Aug 383 - 386 A.D.; AEL FLACCILLA AVG, diademed and draped right, hair in plait up back and top of ; (health of the Republic), seated right, inscribing on set on column, in ; ; $70.00 (€62.30)
died of natural causes early in 386. Her death is mentioned by (among others) Claudian, Zosimus, Philostorgius and Joannes Zonaras. According to the Chronicon , the Flaccillianum of Constantinople was named in her . A statue of her was placed within the Senate.RL77781. Bronze half , Antioch 64 (R), II 2744, 20628, 5, F/VF, dark green , small edge cracks, 1.468 g, maximum 13.3 mm, 0o, 5th , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 25 Aug 383 - 386 A.D.; AEL FLACCILLA AVG, diademed and draped right; (health of the Republic), seated right, inscribing on set on , ANE in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $36.00 (€32.04)
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