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Theodosius III of Adramytium: Summer 715-July 24, 717
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Theodosius III medal by Christian Wermuth, 1694-1715, Germany: Saxe-Gotha**


Theodosius III, AR Medal, 1686-1739, Germany
* D . N . THEODOSIVS III . PERPETV? AVGVSTVS .
Pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
Latin inscription in seventeen lines, forming a resumé of the emperor's achievements
Raised edge lettering: * PATIENTIA REMEDIVM MALORVM
Holy Roman/Byzantine Emperor Series
32mm, 14.68g
Ex CNG, Auction 69, Lot 2207, June 8, 2005

Reverse:

NATVS / ADRAMYTTI / OBSCVRIS PARENTIB? / TRIBVTORVM EXACTOR / AC LASSE ANASTASII REBELLI / INVIT? AD IMPERIVM ADACT? / A . 716 . SEX MENSIVM SPATIO / CVM ANATASIO DISCEPTANS / THRACIA ET CONSTANTINOPOLI / OCCVPATA ILLVD CAPESSIT / SED VIII . KAL . APRIL . A . 717 . / LEONI SPONTE CESSIT / CVMQVE FILIO TONSVS / IN CLERICVM / VITAE RELIQVVM / IN OTIO / TRANSEGIT .
C . W . in exergue

Translation, provided by Dane Kurth:

Born in Adramyttium of obscure parentage, the tribune exactor (collector of taxes), weary of Anastasius' rebellion, was acclaimed emperor according to the law, Anno 716. Six months later whilst disputing/battling Anastasius, the former seized Thrace and Constantinopolis, however during the 8th calends in April Anno 717, he submitted to Leo of his own free will to become a tonsured son of the clergy for a religious life and settled down in peace.