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Eudoxia c.380 – 404 A.D.

The wife of Arcadius, Eudoxia had no desire to remain in the political background that was expected of an empress. Instead, she thoroughly dominated not only the will of Arcadius (who was, incidentally, content to relax well out of the limelight) but also play an active role in the political issues of the day and the religious ones as well. In this light she was resented by many who saw her self-acquired role unwelcome and was denounced as arrogant and materialistic. Those who had the nerve to condemn her could always count on swift retribution on her orders and this only served to further alienate those who weren’t on her “good side”. Honorius himself was said to complain to his brother Arcadius about the situation but the eastern emperor apparently never took any steps to suppress his wife’s activities. Despite the negative view of her that has survived it seems apparent that she took advantage of her imperial position to live life to its fullest as she saw fit without regard for keeping appearances.

She died at the age of only 21 due to complications following childbirth.



AU Solidus


RIC 14 (X, Arcadius), Depeyrot 55/5 Solidus Obv: AELEVDOXIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right, being crowned by Hand of God.
Rev: SALVSREIPVBLICAE Exe: CONOB – Victory seated right, holding shield with Chi-Rho inside on column. c.400-401 (Constantinopolis). $2,589 2/18/02.




AU Tremissis


RIC 21 (X, Arcadius) Tremissis Obv: AELEVDOXIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CON – Wreath, cross within. 400-404 (Constantinopolis).




RIC 21v (X, Arcadius) Tremissis Obv: AELEVDOXIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CONOB – Wreath, cross within. $610 3/14/02.





AR Miliarense


RIC 46 (X, Arcadius) Heavy Miliarense Obv: AELEVDOXIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right.
Rev: No legend Exe: CONS – Wreath, Chi-Rho within. (Constantinopolis). $8,670 11/20/00.





AE3


RIC 77 (X, Arcadius), LRBC 2218 AE3 Obv: AELEVDOXIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right, being crowned by Hand of God.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: /CONS – Eudoxia seated, facing. (Constantinopolis).




RIC 81 (X, Arcadius), LRBC 2593 AE3 Obv: AELEVDOXIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right, being crowned by Hand of God.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: /SMK – Eudoxia seated, facing. 395-401 (Cyzicus).




RIC 83, LRBC 2805 AE3 Obv: AELEVDOXIAAVG –
Diademed, draped bust right, being crowned by Hand of God.
Rev: GLORIAROMANORVM Exe: /ANT – Eudoxia seated, facing. 395-401 (Antioch).




RIC 101 (X, Arcadius), LRBC 2210 AE3 Obv: AELEVDOXIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right, being crowned by Hand of God.
Rev: SALVSREIPVBLICAE Exe: CONS – Victory seated right, holding shield with Chi-Rho inside on column. (Constantinopolis).




RIC 102 (X, Arcadius) AE3 Obv: AELEVDOXIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right, being crowned by Hand of God.
Rev: SALVSREIPVBLICAE Exe: SMN – Victory seated right, holding shield with Chi-Rho inside on column. 401-403 (Nicomedia).




RIC 103 (X, Arcadius) AE3 Obv: AELEVDOXIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right, being crowned by Hand of God.
Rev: SALVSREIPVBLICAE Exe: SMK – Victory seated right, holding shield with Chi-Rho inside on column. (Cyzicus).




RIC 104 (X, Arcadius) AE4 Obv: AELEVDOXIAAVG – Diademed, draped bust right, being crowned by Hand of God.
Rev: SALVSREIPVLICAE Exe: ANT – Victory seated right, holding shield with Chi-Rho inside on column. (Antioch). $74 2/8/04.



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