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Theodosius I, AE4, 379-395 AD, Mint Error, Overstrike

85.00 AUD

Origin:
Roman Empire, mint uncertain (mintmark not visible)
Authority:
Theodosius I
Denomination:
AE4
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
379-395 AD
Obverse:
DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of emperor, right
Reverse:
VIRTVS EXERCITI, Emperor standing right, holding globe and labarum, foot on captive, right
Size:
13.79mm, 0.9g, 4h
Grade:
aVF, struck a second time, but off-centre, reverse die damage, toned
Reference:
cf. RIC IX Cyzicus 25b (for type)
Special Information:
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.
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