Theodosius II (402-459) and Valentinian III (425-455):  [AE2's]
Images.  

ES1
21
AE2 helmeted
bust right
DN THEO...
two emps stg on
either side of long cross
CONCORDIA AGV [sic]
A-- Sear V
21184
So--
RIC X
460 "R3" 
"? 437" Con
Hahn 71
pl. 4 
Con
DO LRC
435 Con
NC 1995
p. 271-5
ES2
21
the same 
but
DN VAL...
same A-- Sear V
21302
So--
RIC X
461 "R4"
Con
Hahn -- DO LRC
--
NC 1995
p. 271-5
pl. 48: 2-3


Note for collectors: The examples below of Theodosius II and Valentinian III are much better than most. When RIC X was published in 1994 scholars in western Europe knew very little about these types which are from behind the Iron Curtain. The RIC rarities "R3" and "R4" mean only a few examples were known to Kent. Now the number of known examples has exploded, but both types are still rare in conditions as good as these.

Theodosius II:



Theodosius II
Type ES1
21-20 mm. 6:30. #.94 grams.
Remarkably nice reverse legend which is almost legible.

 

 


 

Theodosius II
Type ES1
23-22 mm. 6:00. 5.93 grams.

 

 

 

 

 

Valentinian III:

 



Valentinian III
Type ES2
22-21 mm. 6:30. 4.72 grams.

 




Valentinian III
Type ES2
22-21 mm. 6:00. 5.09 grams.


Reference:  "The large bronze of Valentinian III," by A. Korshenko, I. Gorshkov and A.J. Holmes, in NC 1995, 271-275 and plate 48, 2&3.
 


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