Reign of Emperor Theodosius II, (408-450 A.D.)
From the Mint of Constantinople, 430-440 A.D.
Obverse: Theodosius II depicted as a warrior emperor in three-quarter pose, wearing a helmet and a cuirass, holding a spear and a shield which depicts a horseman in battle. DN THEODOSIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Constantinopolis enthroned, facing left. Holding a scepter in her left hand and the globe and cross, a sign of divine authority to rule, in her right. Behind the throne sits a shield. An eight pointed star in the field. VOT XXX MVLT XXXX, CONOB in exergue.
Scalloping along rim of both sides. In excellent condition. Found in Bethlehem.
Diameter: 21 mm; Weight: 4.45 g
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Bibliography: Roman Imperial Coinage: Vol. 10 (London: 1994), 257.