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AD455 Avitus becomes Emperor

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9 July

Eparchius Avitus Augustus was proclaimed Western Roman Emperor by Theodoric II after the death of his predecessor Petronius Maximus.

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Swiss farmer discovers Roman coin hoard

A Swiss farmer has made an amazing┬ádiscovery in his Cherry Orchard, hidden inside a molehill Continue reading “Swiss farmer discovers Roman coin hoard”

AD 489 The Battle of Verona

The Ostrogothic leader Theodoric the Great fought Odoacer at the battle of Verona in 489 (one of many with the same name). This battle was effectively part of the agreement struck with the emperor Zeno at Constantinople. Continue reading “AD 489 The Battle of Verona”

AD 351 – The Battle of Mursa

28 September – On this day

The battle of Mursa between Constantine II and Magnentius was part of a civil war which took place somewhere in the Drava valley in Illyricum. Continue reading “AD 351 – The Battle of Mursa”

AD 307 – Death of Severus II

16 September – On this day

Flavius Valerius Severus Augustus (Severus II) was either executed or forced to commit suicide. Continue reading “AD 307 – Death of Severus II”

AD 668 – The Eastern Emperor Constans II assassinated

15 September – On this day

The emperor Constans II was assassinated while taking a bath. Continue reading “AD 668 – The Eastern Emperor Constans II assassinated”

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