Type 49: AE3. VRBS ROMA FELIX
Roma standing, holding trophy and Victory.
Theodosius II, Rome
All images on one page.
Struck for Arcadius, Honorius, and Theodosius II.
Struck only at Rome, with a unique exception.
Overall this type is scarce, but almost all examples are very crowded
and poorly struck. An example this nice is very rare. A full-flan and
well-struck example with little wear would be extremely unusual.
This type was originally thought to have been issued by Arcadius and
Honorius in conjunction with Theodosius I, but it came to be realized
that "Theodosius" was really Theodosius II. Thus it is included in RIC IX under the earlier
erroneous attribution with an erroneous early date (AD 394-395) and
then again in RIC X with a
corrected attribution and date (404-408, given on page 130).
|| RIC X, plates 37-38
H1275, 1281, A1278, T2-1283
RIC X lists each reverse twice, with Roma "head right" and
"head facing." RIC IX
did also, with "head right" being number 67 and "head facing" being
RIC IX photos: H-VIII.18. RIC X, plates 37-38.
DO for Arcadius, 1 piece, Table 31, "Western, 394-408," page
DO for Honorius, 3 pieces, Table 39, "Western AE, 395-423,"
page 207. The third piece is of "reduced module on a thick flan."
See the last image for an example for Honorius.
RIC IX and Cayon erroneously think "Theodosius" is
I, so Cayon's T-63 (no photo "17mm") and T-67 (2 photos,
are both this type.
RIC X p. 333, suggests "(?)407-408" for the R5 Honorius example
DO for Honorius: 815-817, 822-824.
Cayon A-49 (0), H-62 (0), T2 --, T-63 (0) and T-67 (2
Ratto photos, Arcadius (5 full-sized) 120, 121, 122, 123, 124,
and (1 reduced) 126.
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