In Spring 451, gathered his vassals (Bastarnae, Gepids, Heruls, Ostrogoths, Rugians, Scirians, Thuringians, and others) and smashed through Germany, causing widespread panic and destruction. He arrived in Belgica with an army of 50,000 men and crossed the Rhine. In April and May, destroyed Strasbourg, Worms, Mainz, Trier, Cologne, Reims, Tournai, Cambrai, Amiens and Beauvais. In June, laid siege to Aurelianum (modern Orléans). The Roman magister militum Flavius Aetius moved from Italy into Gaul, and joined forces with the Visigoth Theodoric I. On 20 June, at the Battle of Châlons, the Roman-Visigoth coalition defeated the Huns. Theodoric I was killed in the encounter. This was the last military of the Western Roman Empire.
RL79947. Bronze half , 543 (R), II 2249, 495, MIRB 29, 21395, VF, near full , green , some earthen deposits, light marks, slight , light earthen deposits, 1.410 g, maximum 10.7 mm, 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 24 Aug 450 - 31 Jan 457; D N MARCIANVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; Marcian's (RIC 2) in , tied at the bottom, above, CON (Constantinople) in ; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
In 400, the Great Palace in Constantinople was burned to the ground in riots. In the chaos, the leader Gainas attempted to evacuate his soldiers out of the city but 7,000 armed Goths were trapped and killed by order of . After the massacre, Gainas escaped across the Hellespont, but his rag-tag ad hoc fleet was destroyed by Fravitta, a chieftain in imperial service. In winter, Gainas led his remaining Goths back to their homeland across the Danube where they were attacked and killed by the Huns. Uldin, the Hun chieftain, sent Gainas' to as a gift.RL84222. Bronze , 60, 218, 115, 1119, II 2205, 20829, VF, , a bit rough, 2.626 g, maximum 18.1 mm, 180o, 1st , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 395 - 401 A.D.; D N ARCADIVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; (courage of the army), emperor standing facing, right, spear vertical in right hand, resting left hand on grounded , crowned by standing left behind, CONSA in ; $40.00 (€35.60)
In 402, Germanic settlers laid siege to . transferred the capital of the Western Empire from to Ravenna. General Stilicho recalled troops from the frontiers of the Empire to defend Italy. On April 6 he defeated the at the Battle of Pollentia. The left Italy for Illyricum after Stilicho defeated them at the Battle of in June 403.
RL83774. Bronze , 97 (S), II 2797, 20807, aF, porous, 2.311 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 180o, 3rd , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 401 - 403 A.D.; D N ARCADIVS , helmeted, pearl-diademed, and draped facing, spear in right hand over right shoulder, decorated with on left arm; (harmony between the two emperors), enthroned facing, right foot on prow, right, long vertical in left hand, standing on globe and offering in right hand, ANTΓ in ; ; $30.00 (€26.70)
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