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E-auction 565-504786 - brm_897197 - ARCADIUS Nummus

ARCADIUS Nummus XF/VF
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 12 February 2024 14:33:40
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Nummus
Date: 384-387
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 1,00 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Joli petite monnaie malgré un revers très usé. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N ARCADIVS 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


Reverse legend : VICTOR-IA AVGGG// [...].
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Victoria Augustorum", (La Victoire des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


ARCADIUS

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

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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