Type 26:  AE4.  VOT / X / MVLT / XX in wreath
378-388  [RIC]    [DO emphasizes 387]
26     Theodosius, Antioch
Struck for Gratian, Valentinian II, Theodosius, and Arcadius.
It is common for all of them.
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mint RIC G V2 T A RIC plate
Aq 37
2 2


51
S R

Rome 50

4

Sis 30
S S


37
R R
V2-IX.15
Th 49
S S
V2-X.21
Her 19 R C C

Con 63
C C

Cyz 21 S C C R
Nic 38
R S

Ant 56 S C C S A-XIV.19

65
C C C A-XIV.18
Ale 13 3 S R,C,S,S R

19
S

 

S R,S V2-XVI.13
T-XVI.15
A-XVI.14
mint
G V2 T A
RIC photos in right column.

Cayon  G--, V2-79 (1, Ale), T 76(2, Aq?, Th?), A 63(2, Ant?, ?)
Hunter  G--, T 86.50(Nic), T 86.64(Ant), T 86.68(Ale), A--

DO for Arcadius: none. Table 18, "Western Coinages," page 108.  "The VOT/X/MVLT/XV (or XX) coins struck in 387 were struck for the decennalia of Theodosius in 387, celebrated at the same time as Arcadius's quinquenallia."  The "XV" termination is on gold. Does this quotation say that all these coins were struck for this occasion and at this date? Or does it only say that those struck in 387 (among the others, including ones dated earlier by RIC) were struck for this reason?

Ratto photos, Arcadius 136.

RIC X, 419, plate 18.419, has this type for Theodosius II as "R5".  Their example is almost full flan, except for the mint mark, and only 10mm. It does not have a star behind the head, but the legend is unbroken. Is it this and the small size that suggests it is Theodosius II? I put it in Table 3A as type 3A5.



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