The End of the Western Empire
A long line of Ursupators in the West, and the East can't or won't help....
( 450-457 AD), Eastern Empire, Siliqua and Solidus
455 AD, Western Empire, Solidus
(455-456 AD), Western Empire, Solidus, to the left a Halfcentenionalis
Leo I (
457-474 AD), Eastern Empire, Miliarense, Solidus
Leo I and Patricius (?),
son of Aspar, Magister Militum, 470-471
Leo II and
Zeno (474 AD), Eastern Empire, Solidus & Tremissis
(457-461 AD), Western Empire, Halfsiliqua
III (461-465 AD), Western Empire, Halfsiliqua and Tremissis
467-472, Western Empire, Solidus , below Semissis and Tremissis
472 AD, Western Empire, Solidus
473 / 474 AD, Western Empire, Solidus
Julius Nepos (474-480 AD) Western Empire, Halfsiliqua and SolidusJulis Nepos was driven out of Rome to Ravenna, and later 475 into Dalmatia by his own military commander Orestes, father of the ursupator Romulus. Julius Nepos stayed in exile until the removal of Romulus by Odovacar, who sent Romulus' imperial insignia to Constantinopolis to Zeno.
A coin minted during the first Reign and one of the second Reign (after the removal of Romulus) of Julius Nepos, both from Ravenna
called Augustulus, 475/476 AD, Solidus
Romulus Augustus (called Augustulus), was sent to an early retirement by the Germanic mercenary Odovacar.
The Western Roman throne remained vacant after the assassination of Julius Nepos in 480 AD.
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To the Germanic Kingdom