Arcadius 383ad Ancient Roman Coin Bivouac Military Camp Gate I32817 For Sale
Arcadius - Roman Emperor: 383-408 A.D. -
Bronze AE4 12mm (0.99 grams) Thessalonica mint: 383 A.D.
Reference: RIC 62c.3 (IX, Thessalonica)
DNARCADIVSPFAVG - Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
GLORIAREIPVBLICE Exe: Г/TES - Military Camp gate with two turrets.
A military camp or bivouac is a semi-permanent
facility for the lodging of an
army. Camps are erected
when a military force travels away from a major installation or fort during
and often have the form of large
era the military camp had highly stylized parameters and served an entire
Archaeological investigations have revealed many details of these
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Arcadius (377/378–1 May 408) was
Byzantine Emperor in the Eastern half of the
Empire from 395 until his death.
Arcadius was born in
the elder son of
Theodosius I and
Aelia Flaccilla, and brother of
Honorius, who would become a
Western Roman Emperor. His father declared him an
and co-ruler for the
Eastern half of the Empire in January, 383. His younger brother was also
declared Augustus in 393, for the Western half.
As emperors, Honorius was under the control of the Romanized
Stilicho while Arcadius was dominated by one of his ministers,
Rufinus. Stilicho is alleged by some to have wanted control of both
emperors, and is supposed to have had Rufinus assassinated by Gothic mercenaries
in 395; though definite proof of Stilicho's involvement in the assassination is
lacking, the intense competition and political jealousies engendered by the two
figures compose the main thread of the first part of Arcadius' reign. Arcadius'
new advisor, the eunuch
Eutropius, simply took Rufinus' place as the power behind the Eastern
Arcadius was also dominated by his wife
Eudoxia, who convinced her husband to dismiss Eutropius, who was holding the
consulate, at the height of his power, in 399. That same year, on the 13th July,
Arcadius issued an edict ordering that
all remaining non-Christian temples should be immediately demolished.
Eudoxia's influence was strongly opposed by
John Chrysostom, the
Patriarch of Constantinople, who felt that she had used her family's wealth
to gain control over the emperor. Eudoxia used her influence to have Chrysostom
deposed in 404, but she died later that year. Eudoxia gave to Arcadius four
children: three daughters,
Arcadia and Marina, and one son, Theodosius, the future Emperor
Arcadius was dominated for the rest of his rule by
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.
Character and works
In this reign of a weak emperor dominated by court politics,
a major theme was the ambivalence felt by prominent individuals and the court
parties that formed and regrouped round them towards
which in Constantinople at this period meant
Goths. In the
well-documented episode that revolved around
number of Gothic foederati stationed in the capital were massacred, the
survivors fleeing under the command of Gainas to
they were tracked down by imperial troops and slaughtered and Gainas dispatched.
The episode has been traditionally interpreted as a paroxysm of anti-barbarian
reaction that served to stabilise the East. The main source for the affair is a
mythology à clef by
Cyrene, Aegyptus sive de providentia, (400)
an Egyptianising allegory that embodies a covert account of the events, the
exact interpretation of which continues to baffle scholars. Synesius' De
regno, which claims to be addressed to Arcadius himself, contains a tirade
forum was built in the name of Arcadius, on the seventh hill of
Constantinople, the Xērolophos, in which a
column was begun to commemorate his 'victory' over Gainas (although the
column was only completed after Arcadius' death by
Pentelic marble portrait head of Arcadius (illustration) was
discovered in Istanbul close to the Forum Tauri, in June 1949, in excavating
foundations for new buildings of the University at
The neck was designed to be inserted in a torso, but no statue, base or
inscription was found. The
diadem is a
fillet with rows of pearls along its edges and a rectangular stone set about
with pearls over the young emperor's forehead.
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