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Theodora coins Roman Imperial catalog

Empress Flavia Maximiana Theodora (270?-?), wife of Constantius Chlorus

Theodora - stepdaughter (according to other sources daughter) of Emperor Maximian. The marriage with Constantius Chlorus was concluded in 293 at the will of Diocletian, who made Constantius co-emperor with Maximian and wanted to bind the emperors by family ties.

Theodora lived mainly in Trevira (Trier), the capital of the part of the empire ruled by Constantius. She gave birth to six children - Dalmatius, Julius Constantius, Hannibalianus, Constantius, Eutropia and Anastasia.

Constantius died in 306 at Eburacum (York). His power was inherited by his first son Constantine, born of Helen, either his wife or simply his mistress. About life and death Theodora (in contrast to the above-mentioned Helena, mother of Constantine Great) practically nothing is known. It is assumed that she died shortly after her husband.

In 337, after the death of Constantine I, his son Constantius II, in order to consolidate power, killed off possible rivals. Then, in 337-340 minted coins with the image of Theodora, which looks quite strange, given that she was not even a relative of the emperor and died a few decades ago. Probably, it has been made, to show non-involvement Constantius II to massacre in which sons Theodora and Constantius I were lost.



coin Roman Empire Theodora

15 mm.
Draped bust in the diadem right / For Flavia Maximiana Theodora Augusta
Pietas standing, facing, holding baby / Pietas of Roman peoples
Value - $100-120







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