Roman Empire, mint uncertain (mintmark not visible)
DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of emperor, right
VIRTVS EXERCITI, Emperor standing right, holding globe and labarum, foot on captive, right
13.79mm, 0.9g, 4h
aVF, struck a second time, but off-centre, reverse die damage, toned
This coin was struck a second time with the obverse die, but off centre, causing the legend on the right hand side to appear on the left.
Theodosius I "the Great" was the last Roman Emperor to rule the eastern and western halves of the Roman Empire. A Christian Emperor, he issued the decrees making Nicene Christianity the official state decrees that effectively made Orthodox Nicene Christianity the sole authorised religion.