Roman AE of Theodosius II (AD402-450) NGC Wood Box(XF)

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Roman AE of Theodosius II (AD402-450) NGC Wood Box(XF)

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  • Grade/Condition: (XF) Extra fine
  • Weight/Dimensions: 313.86 g
  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Portrait of the Emperor
  • Reverse: Various reverses feature mythological and military themes


The son of Arcadius, Theodosius the Calligrapher is famous for developing the Codex Theososianus, or the Theodosian law code, an important compilation of Roman law. He founded the University of Constantinople and built the Theodosian Walls that defended that city on its western front. His sister, the influential Pulcheria, served as regent until he was old enough to rule, and succeeded him with her husband Marcian when Theodosius died from injuries sustained in a riding accident in 450.