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379-395
Chosen to rule the East after the disaster at Adrianople, Theodosius was a great commander who first defeated the Goths, then the rebellions of Magnus Maximus and Eugenius, before dying in 395. His sons Arcadius and Honorius were  unworthy heirs to their redoubtable father. Theodosius was an ardent Christian, and his reign saw the destruction of many pagan monuments, including the famous Museum of Alexandria and its great library.

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Flavius Theodosius

Emperor 379-395

Theodosius, born ca. 346, son of the famous Count Theodosius, who saved Britain from Picts and Saxons in the reign of Valentinian I, was selected to rule the East after Adrianople. No sooner had he brought the East under control than he was confronted with the rebellion of Maximus and the death of Gratian. In 388 he defeated Maximus, later suppressing the revolt of Eugenius after the death of Valentinian II. Theodosius died shortly after this last victory.
Relatives depicted on coins:
Aelia Flaccila - wife

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Magnus Clemens
Maximus
Emperor 383-388

Maximus, a romantic character immortalized in "Puck of Pook's Hill," was a general in Britain when his discontented troops proclaimed him Emperor. He invaded Gaul and overthrew Gratian, but his invasion of Italy aroused Theodosius, who supported Valentinian II and proved to be the better general, smashing Maximus at Poetovio. Maximus was executed July 28, 388.

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Flavius Victor

Emperor
387-388

Son of Maximus, he was made Augustus in 387 and left in command of Gaul while Maximus invaded Italy. After the defeat and execution of his father, he was taken prisoner and executed.

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Eugenius

Emperor
392-394

After the overthrow of Valentinian II,  Arbogastes chose the Master of Offices, Eugenius, to assume the purple. He was but a puppet of Arbogastes, and after the latter was defeated in 394, Eugenius was executed by Theodosius.

   

R4183 2338 Theodosius I: AE 2 (25 mm)
$60.00
Obv. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG
Diad. bust r.
Rev. REPARATIO REIPVB
Theodosius stg. l. raising kneeling female
5.84 g
Sear 4183; RIC 30d (Aquileia)
good VF

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R4187* 2047 Theodosius I: AE 4 (15 mm)
$45.00
Obv. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG
Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. VICTORIA AVGG
Victory adv. l.
1.42 g
Sear 4187v; RIC 39b (Siscia)
nearly EF

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R4188* 2150 Theodosius I: AE 4 (14 mm)
$60.00
Obv. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG
Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. VICTORIA AVGG
Victory adv. l.
1.15 g
Sear 4188v; RIC 39b (Siscia)
nearly EF

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R4188* 2296 Theodosius I: AE 4 (13 mm)
$40.00
Obv. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG
Diad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. VICTORIA AVGG
Victory adv. l.
1.24 g
Sear 4188v; RIC 39b (Siscia)
nearly EF, scarce

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