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Byzantine Gold Coin Of Emperor Arcadius, 377 - 408 AD

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Byzantine Gold Coin Of Emperor Arcadius, 377 - 408 AD
From Jerusalem, an ancient Byzantine gold coin of Emperor ARCADIUS, dated from, 377 - 408 AD

Arcadius was born in Spain around AD 377, the son of Theodosius the Great and Aelia Flavia Flaccilla.
His father raised him to the rank of co-Augustus of the east in AD 383, though due to his young age it was a solely ceremonial title at first.
Flavius Arcadius ( 377/ 378 - May 1, 408) was a Roman Emperor (ruled 395 - 408 AD) in the Eastern half of the Roman Empire.

Arcadius was dominated for the rest of his rule by Anthemius, the Praetorian Prefect, who made peace with Stilicho in the West. Arcadius himself was more concerned with appearing to be a pious Christian than he was with political or military matters, and he died, only nominally in control of his empire, in 408.
When Arcadius died in 408 (only 31 years old), his 7-year-old son Theodosius II succeeded him. Like Arcadius, he had an advisor who did most of his work. The advisor's name was Anthemius. It was he who built the great walls of Constantinople, which stood for a thousand years without anyone forcing a way through them.

Found in Jerusalem, Israel

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