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E-auction 323-239711 - ARCADIUS Nummus

ARCADIUS Nummus VF/XF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 24 June 2019 14:26:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Nummus
Date: 401-403
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,65 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan très court mais bien centré. Revers agréable. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [DN ARCADI-VS P F AVG].
Obverse description : Buste casqué, diadémé, et cuirassé d’Arcadius de face vu de trois quarts de face à droite, tenant une lance sur l’épaule et un bouclier orné d’une croix (N’a).
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Arcadius pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDI-A AVGG/-|-// ANT.
Reverse description : Constantinople assise de face, tournée à droite, casquée et drapée, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main gauche et un sceptre long de la main droite, le pied gauche posé sur une proue de navire.
Reverse legend : G.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Augustorum”, (La Concorde des deux augustes).

Historical background


ARCADIUS

(19/01/383-1/05/408) Flavius Arcadius

Arcadius was born in 377. Proclaimed by his august father, 19 January 383, he received the East inheritance after the death of Theodosius. The Emperor, low, left Rufin govern the prefect of the praetorium and Eutropius, a eunuch of the palace. The Empress Eudoxia had a considerable influence on the emperor and military power was in the hands of Gainas a Goth. In 402, Arcadius associated his son, Theodosius II, born the previous year and a quarrel ensued with Honorius. Arcadius died in 408, aged 30.

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