VERY rare AE2 of Theodosius II (402-450 AD), Constantinople mint, late Roman Empire

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Helmeted bust of Theodosius II facing right, holding spear and shield, DN THEODOSIVS P[F AVG] / Two Emperors (Theodosius II and Valentinian III), nimbate, standing facing, holding spears and a cross, CONCOR-DIA AGV (sic), CONS in exergue. 22mm, 3.70 grams. Mint of Constantinople , minted in ca.437. RIC 460.

A rarity, with only a handful of known examples. Quick note about the AE2's of Theodosius II - the coins offered for sale below are among the rarest coins of the late Roman Empire. These coins, despite bearing the mark of the Constantinopolis mint, were almost definitely struck in the n mint of Constantinople, just as the large bronzes of Valentinian III, Leo, Verina and Zeno.