Theodosius II

Obverse image of a coin of Theodosius II

Member of the Fifth Century dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 402 until 450.

Theodosius II was born in 401 to Arcadius and Eudoxia. He became Augustus when nine months old, and was only seven when his father died and he became sole emperor of the east.

The Praetorian Prefect acted as regent for the young emperor, and in 414 his sister Aelia Pulcheria took over. She continued effectively ruling even after her brother came of age, but his reign proved comparatively peaceful. The Codex Theodosianus emerged during this period, and only in the last years of Theodosius' reign did the Balkan Peninsula suffer multiple attacks by the Huns. The emperor had to sign several humiliating treaties with Atilla the Hun.

Theodosius II died at Constantinople in 450, after injuring his spine while hunting.

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Record: SF-17EB49
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Description: A copper alloy nummus of Honorius or Theod…
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Record: NCL-220DC5
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