maiorinae are the last large Imperial denomination before the reform of Anastasius in the late 490s. Unlike the coinage of Cherson or the pre-Visigothic maiorinae from Septimania and Barcino, which are by definition local in scope and purpose, these Imperial maiorinae were legal tender throughout the Empire to sometime past the mid 390s or even to 400, pushed to be hoarded by the less worthy money issued after the death of Theodosius I and the problems that would pile up by 400. They are also extremely common (GLORIA ROMANORVM Emperor standing facing with standard and globe, Esty Type 41), being minted from six mints for three to four years for all three emperors: Theodosius and his heirs Arcadius and Honorius. The purpose of this post is to show three coins of great quality, one for each member of the Theodosian dynasty, spectacular each in its own right. I have picked Nicomedia products, because the style of Nicomedia die-cuttership is particular and almost recognizable throughout the 4th century. But in the 390s there is an epitome of the specifically moon-shaped emperor faces, as it was the tendency there. Coins are: 1. Theodosius I AE2 22mm 5.58g SMNA in exergue RIC 46a with light green, glossy, luscious and homogeneous patina: Arcadius AE2 21mm 5.10g SMNB in exergue RIC 46b with dark green and blueish heavy encrustations over black metal details: Honorius AE2 22mm 5.66g SMNΓ in exergue RIC 46c with toned metal color and very clear devices, which makes it really easy to follow the details of the emperor's military attire: This entire post cost 80EUR, which goes to show at the same time how little price the bulk of collectors put on late roman copper, oftentimes regardless of condition, and how lucky late roman copper enthusiasts, collectors and numismatists are because of that. This thread is an open invitation to pile late roman AE2s and AE1s free for all.