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E-auction 405-317625 - ALLECTUS Aurelianus

ALLECTUS Aurelianus VF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 54 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 18 January 2021 14:12:30
bidders : 15 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 295-296
Mint name / Town : Colchester
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 21,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,88 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire ovale, beau buste, patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé d'Allectus à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière.
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Allectus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L'empereur césar Allectus pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS AVG/ -|-// QL.
Reverse description : Galère voguant à gauche avec six rames, cinq rameurs et un gouvernail.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augusti”, (La Virilité de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. Il existe de nombreuses variantes au niveau de la représentation de la galère au revers avec le nombre de rames, de rameurs, gouvernail, mat, proue ou poupe décorée.

Historical background


Allectus

(293-296) Allectus

Carausius reigned from 286 when he was assassinated in 293 at the instigation of Allectus. He was murdered in late spring or early summer. The reign of Allectus lasted a little less than three years. Constance prepared a great expedition at the end of 295 to reconquer England. The invading army arrived early 296 and Allectus was killed in a battle near London which opened its doors. The scene of the arrival in London of Constantius will be immortalized on a beautiful medallion ten aurei Workshop Trier.

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