Wife of Arcadius

Reigned: A.D. 395-404

AELIA EVDOXIA was the daughter of a Roman mother and the barbarian Bauto, Valentinian II's 'master of soldiers'. She was brought up in Constantinople, and introduced to Arcadius by his court chamberlin, Eutropius. Arcadius and Eudoxia were married on April 27, 395, and had five children, Theodosius II, Marina, Arcadia, Flaccilla, and Pulcheria, the future wife of Marcian. Eudoxia was made Augusta on January 9, 400, and became the virtual power behind the throne. She disputed with John Chrysostom, the Patriarch of Constantinople, over petty issues until her death from a miscarriage on October 6, 404. (From MONETA, from www.numus.com)

RIC X 104

AE3 (19mm, 3.05g) Struck A.D. 400-404 Antioch Officina 5

Obv: AEL EVDOXIA AVG Pearl-diademed, draped bust rt., hair elaborately weaved with long pliat up the back of head, and tucked under diadem.

Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE Victory seated right, inscribing Christogram on sheild set on short column ANT

RIC X 104





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