Valentinian I

Reece Period attributed: Period 19

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Member of the House of Valentinian dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 364 until 375.

Flavius Valentinianus was born around 321 in Pannonia. He rose through the military to high rank under Julian and Jovian, and after their deaths was chosen Augustus. He appointed his brother Valens as co-emperor in the east, and spent a lot of time defending the Rhine frontier.

Valentinian also faced severe revolts in Britain, which he sent Count Theodosius to suppress. Late in 375, Valentinian received a deputation of barbarians and grew enraged at their impudence; he fell into an apoplectic fit and died.

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  • Preferred label: Valentinian I
  • Full names:
    • Valentinian I
  • Title: Roman consul IV, Roman consul II, Historia Ecclesiastica, Roman consul III
  • Predecessor: Jovian (emperor)
  • Successor: Valentinian II, Gratian
  • Definition: Valentinian I (Latin: Flavius Valentinianus; 321 – 17 November 375), sometimes called Valentinian the Great, was Roman emperor from 364 to 375. Upon becoming emperor, he made his brother Valens his co-emperor, giving him rule of the eastern provinces. Valentinian retained the west. During his reign, Valentinian fought successfully against the Alamanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians. Most notable was his victory over the Alamanni in 367 at the Battle of Solicinium. His general Count Theodosius defeated a revolt in Africa and the Great Conspiracy, a coordinated assault on Roman Britain by Picts, Scots, and Saxons. Valentinian was also the last emperor to conduct campaigns across both the Rhine and Danube rivers. Valentinian rebuilt and improved the fortifications along the frontiers, even building fortresses in enemy territory. He founded the Valentinianic dynasty, with his sons Gratian and Valentinian II succeeding him in the western half of the empire.
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  • Other title(s):
    • List of Roman emperors
    • Roman consul IV
    • Roman consul II
    • Historia Ecclesiastica
    • List of Roman consuls
    • Roman consul III
  • Came After:
    • Sextus Claudius Petronius Probus
    • Gratian II
    • Gratian
    • Valentinianus Galates
    • Dagalaifus (magister equitum)
    • Victor (magister equitum)
    • Equitius (consul)
    • Gratian III
  • Came before:
    • Jovian (emperor)
    • Victor (magister equitum)
    • Varronianus (son of Jovian)
    • Domitius Modestus
    • Arintheus
    • Jovinus (consul)
    • Valentinianus Galates
    • Lupicinus (magister equitum)
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