Aelia Flaccilla – Wife

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Aelia Flaccilla

Empress 379-386 AD

Wife of Theodosius I

Aelia Flaccilla was the first living Empress to be accorded the right of coinage since Helena and Fausta, sixty years before. Aelia Flaccilla was the wife of Theodosius I. They were married about 376 AD, several years before her husband’s accession to the throne. Aelia was the mother of the future emperors Arcadius and Honorius, and her coinage commenced on the elevation of the former to the rank of Augustus in January, 383 AD. Aelia died three years later in 386 AD.

Monetary System

Mints: Alexandria, Antioch, Constantinople, Cyzicus, Heraclea, London, Nicomedia, Siscia, Thessalonica

Obverse Legends:



AU Solidus (4.50 grams)
AU Semissis (Unique)
AU Tremissis (1.45 grams)
AR Reduced Siliqua (2.25 grams)

Monetary History of the World
© Martin A. Armstrong