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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Information from Wikipedia

  • Preferred label: Theodosius II
  • Full names:
    • Theodosius II
  • Title: Consul of the Roman Empire
  • Predecessor: Arcadius
  • Successor: Marcian
  • Definition: Theodosius II (Latin: Flavius Theodosius Junior; Greek: Θεοδόσιος Βʹ; 10 April 401 – 28 July 450), commonly called Theodosius the Younger, or the Calligrapher, was the Eastern Roman Emperor for most of his life, taking the throne as an infant in 402 and ruling as the Eastern Empire's sole emperor after the death of his father Arcadius in 408. His reign was marked by the promulgation of the Theodosian law code and the construction of the Theodosian Walls of Constantinople. He also presided over the outbreak of two great Christological controversies, Nestorianism and Eutychianism.
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  • Other title(s):
    • Consul of the Roman Empire
    • List of Byzantine emperors
  • Came After:
    • Flavius Philippus
    • Honorius Augustus VI
    • Honorius Augustus XI
    • Varanes (consul 410)
    • Flavius Plinta
    • Anatolius (consul)
    • Tertullus
    • Placidus Valentinianus Augustus V
    • Heraclianus
    • Flavius Avitus Marinianus
    • Flavius Monaxius
    • Flavius Constantius II
    • Lucius (consul 413)
    • Aristaenetus (consul 404)
    • Asclepiodotus (consul 423)
    • Agricola (consul 421)
    • Eustathius (consul)
    • Anicius Auchenius Bassus (consul 408)
  • Came before:
    • Arcadius Augustus VI
    • Honorius Augustus XI
    • Varanes (consul 410)
    • Flavius Plinta
    • Constantius III
    • Castinus
    • Tertullus
    • Anicius Petronius Probus
    • Arcadius Augustus V
    • Honorius Augustus V
    • Flavius Monaxius
    • Flavius Constantius II
    • Agricola (consul 421)
    • Flavius Victor
    • Constans (consul 414)
    • Eustathius (consul)
    • Paterius (consul 443)
    • Petronius Maximus II
    • Anicius Auchenius Bassus (consul 408)
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