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E-auction 503-413851 - brm_611928 - ARCADIUS Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2)

ARCADIUS Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2) VF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 13 €
End of the sale : 05 December 2022 14:17:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2)
Date: 392-395
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,50 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais et irrégulier à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine verte
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Obverse legend : D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadèmé, drapé et cuirassé d'Arcadius à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a).
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Arcadius pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : GLORIA RO-MANORVM/ -|A// SMHA.
Reverse description : Arcadius debout de face, vêtu militairement, tenant le labarum chrysmé de la main droite un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Romanorum”, (La gloire des romains).

Historical background



Arcadius was born in 377. Proclaimed august by his father on January 19, 383, he inherited the East after the death of Theodosius I. The weak Emperor let Rufin, the prefect of the Praetorium, and Eutrope, a palace eunuch, govern. Empress Eudoxia has considerable influence over the Emperor, and military power is in the hands of Gaïnas, a Goth. In 402, Arcadius associates his son Theodosius II, born the previous year, and a falling out ensues with Honorius. Arcadius dies in 408, aged 30.

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