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E-auction 446-358318 - brm_596277 - DECENTIUS Maiorina

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 67 €
Maximum bid : 72 €
End of the sale : 01 November 2021 14:10:00
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Maiorina
Date: 352
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,38 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers. Patine cuivrée avec de petites concrétions vertes
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N DECENTIVS CAESAR/ A|-.
Obverse description : Buste cuirassé de Décence, tête nue à droite avec pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (A°1).
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Decentius Cæsar”, (Notre Maître Décence César).


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE/ VOT/ V/ MVLT/ X/ C/ IS// SAR.
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout face à face tenant toutes deux un bouclier inscrit en quatre lignes ; un chrisme au-dessus.
Reverse translation : “Victoriæ Dominorum Nostrorum Augusti et Cæsari / 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


(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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