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E-auction 512-424709 - brm_612148 - ARCADIUS Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)

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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 06 February 2023 14:16:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)
Date: 388-392
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 1,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N ARC{ADIVS P F AVG].
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, 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 : SALVS REI-[PVBLICAE]/ SMHA.
Reverse description : Victoire marchant à gauche, tirant par les cheveux un captif placé à droite.
Reverse translation : “Salus Rei Publicæ”, (La Santé du bien public).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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