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Theodosius II, 10 January 402 - 28 July 450 A.D.
Theodosius II, the only son of Emperor Arcadius and Aelia Eudoxia, was raised to the rank of Augustus at only nine months old. His mother died in 404 and his father in 408 leaving him sole emperor at six. His sister, Aelia Pulcheria, was given responsibility for his education, and the title of Augusta in 414. Most of his reign was long and peaceful, the most notable events being the completion of a new legal code, Codex Theodosianus, and the fortification of Constantinople, making it one of the most heavily defended locations in history. The last years of his reign were marred by repeated invasion of the Balkans by the Huns led by Attila. Theodosius died after a serious hunting accident in 450 A.D.
In June 403, the , under command of Alaric I, invaded Italy and advanced through the Brenner Pass. Stilicho, with an army of 30,000 men, defeated the Goths of . Alaric made a truce and withdrew east to Illyricum. and Stilicho were honored with a triumphal march for victories against the Goths and . This was the last triumph ever celebrated in .BB83888. Bronze , 21185 ff. (various mints), F, slightly , edge crack, encrustations, 1.900 g, maximum 16.8 mm, 0o, uncertain mint, 401 - 403 A.D.; D N THEODOSIVS , diademed, helmeted and facing, spear in right hand over right shoulder, decorated with on left arm; (harmony between the two emperors), enthroned facing, right, in right, on globe in left hand, right foot on prow, in ; ; $40.00 (€35.60)
Examples with a in the upper left are rarer than the more common coins lacking the , which are from the ealier 420 A.D. issue.SH35027. Gold
and , 23 October 424 - 28 July 450 A.D.
This was issued to commemorate the second joint consulship of (his eleventh) and (his second). A similar issue the year before commemorating their first joint consulship had standing, but now he is an , a co-emperor, enthroned beside .SH47202. Gold
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