RIC IX Alexandria 20C

Title

RIC IX Alexandria 20C

Date

388-392 CE

Description

An AE4 of Theodosius 1

Subject

Coin made under Theodosius 1

Publisher

Bethel University

Contributor

Chad DeSota

Coverage

POINT(3329540.69963893 3658937.03609288)

Relation

Render Unto Caesar Roman Coin Project

Type

Coin

Format

Image/JPEG

Language

Latin

Identifier

RomancoinDeSota0201.jpeg; RomancoinDeSota0202.jpeg

Mint

Alexandria (Alexandria)

Denomination

AE4

Authority

Theodosius I the Great (378-395 A.D.)

Deity

Victory

Portrait

Arcadius

Region

Egypt

Material

Bronze

Obverse Legend

D N ARCADIVS P F AVG

Obverse Type

Bust pearl-diademed draped cuirassed right

Reverse Legend

SALVS REI-[P]VBLICAE

Reverse Type

Victory advancing left holding trophy and dragging captive

Obverse Analysis

The legend from the obverse is a bust of Arcadius. The legend that is on it means Our ruler, the pious and happy Emperor Arcadius. Just like the other coin. Arcadius is wearing the pearl diadema. The diadema was a crown that was worn on the head. According to legend, the diadema was first worn by the god Baccus. The diadema was worn by other gods, and was a status symbol. It showed that the person wearing it was not an ordinary citizen.

Reverse Analysis

The reverse of the coin has Victory holding a trophy and carrying a captive. Victory was originally a Greek goddess, more specifically the goddess of victory, and was taken from the Greeks by the Romans. The legend means health to the republic.

Mintmark

☧/-//ALEΓ

Diameter

12.5mm

Weight

0.66g

Files

RomancoinDesota0201.jpg
RomancoinDesota0202.jpg

Citation

“RIC IX Alexandria 20C,” Render Unto Caesar, accessed October 19, 2019, http://renderuntocaesar.betheldigitalscholarship.org/items/show/46.

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