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E-auction 322-238998 - DECENTIUS Maiorina

DECENTIUS Maiorina VF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 17 June 2019 14:23:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Maiorina
Date: 352
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,21 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré, éclaté à 10h. Usure importante mais régulière. La monnaie est parfaitement identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N DECENTIVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Buste cuirassé de Décence, tête nue à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A°).
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Decentius Nobilissimus Cæsar", (Notre Seigneur Décence très noble César).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES/VOT/ V/ MVLT/ X// TRS.
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout face à face tenant à deux un bouclier inscrit en quatre lignes posé sur une colonne.
Reverse translation : "Victoriæ Dominorum Nostrorum Augusti et Caesari / Votis quinquennalibus multis decennalibus", (Aux Victoires de notre auguste et de notre césar/ Vœux pour le cinquième anniversaire de règne et plus pour le dixième anniversaire à venir).

Historical background


DECENCY

(03/351-18/08/353) Magnus Decentius

Caesar (351-353)

Decency, created by his brother Caesar Magnence in March 351, remained in Gaul to defend the Rhine limes against the Frankish invasion instigated at the behest of Constance to create a second front. Beaten, locked himself in Decency direction where he committed suicide on August 18 353.

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