Euphemia – Wife

Aelia Marcia Euphemia

Empress of West 467-472 AD

Wife of Anthemius
Daughter of Marcian


Aelia Marcia Euphemia was the daughter of the Eastern Emperor Marcian (450-457AD). She was married to Anthemius in 453, a union which resulted in four sons and a daughter. Her proclamation as Augusta presumably occurred at the same time as her husband’s elevation to the Western throne in 467 AD, and her coinage is of such extreme rarity that its issue was probably confined to that one occasion. As in the case of most of Anthemius’ issues, his wife’s solidi understandably reflect contemporary Eastern models. Euphemia’s fate, following her husband’s downfall in 472 AD, has not been recorded.


Monetary System

Mints:Rome

Obverse Legends:

D N AEL MARC EVFEMIAE PP AVG
D N AELIAE MARCIAE EVFIMI AVG


DENOMINATIONS

AU Solidus (4.50 grams)
AR Siliqua (3.25 grams)

Note: Most siliqua are forgeries by Becker


The Monetary History of the World
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