Byzantium and the Decline of Rome by Walter Emil Kaegi

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The figure on the right holds in his left hand a globus surmounted with a victory. Above and between the two figures is a rounded tablet surmounted with a cross. On the tablet is the word PAX. A somewhat cruder reverse, cut by an illiterate die�cutter in this troubled time at Rome, shows PAS inside the tablet (FIG. 12). An even rougher copy, which was minted at Milan, has no tablet and reads BAS 78 (FIG. 13 ). D. fifth�century Roman coins. Numismatists have puzzled over the explanation for this coin.

Loyen, Recherches historiques sur les panégyriques de Sidoine Apollinaire (Paris 1942) 86-95. , 2. 522-523 (23 Loyen). • 41 · BYZANTIUM AND THE DECLINE OF ROME comes to us with the alliance of both empires / [gemini cum foedere regni] : the peace of the world sent the man who will direct [our] wars 87 [pax rerum misit qui bella gubernet]. The PAX on the solidus of Anthemius most probably should be identified with the pax rerum, that is, the new alliance of east and west which ended the period of eastern hostility to and nonrecognition of Libius Severus.

8-9 (FHG, IV 117-118); Malalas, Chronographia (377-380 Dindorf); Chronicon paschale (I 600-602 Dindorf); Vict. , Chronica, a. 475-476, T. , XI (Berlin 1894) 188-189. Accession of Romulus Augustulus: Excerta Valesiana, 36-37, J. Moreau, ed. (Leipzig 1961) 10-11; Cons. , a. M. 5,965 (119 De Boor). Cf. on Romulus: Seeck, "Augustulus," RE, 2 (1896) 2,369; T. Hodgkin, Italy and Her Invaders, 2nd edn. (Oxford 1892) II 495-531. M. 5,965 (119 De Boor); Evagrius, Hist. Eccl. 2. , 1,303 (158-159 Mommsen); Cons.

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