383-408AD Arcadius AV Solidus AU

Arcadius (AD 383-408). AV solidus (21mm, 4.45 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5.  Uncertain northern Italian mint, ca. AD 383-385. D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Arcadius right, seen from front / VICTOR-IA AVGG, two emperors (Theodosius and Arcadius) enthroned facing, jointly holding globe, Victory facing behind, small upright palm on ground line. Cf. RIC 8c & 20c (Milan, with M-D mint mark). Apparently unrecorded and Extremely Rare, and/or UNIQUE!

Arcadius (1 January 377 – 1 May 408) was Byzantine Emperor from 395 to 408. He was the eldest son of Theodosius I and his first wife Aelia Flaccilla, and brother of the Western Emperor Honorius. A weak ruler, his reign was dominated by a series of powerful ministers and by his wife, Aelia Eudoxia.

 


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