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brm_610340 - EUDOXIA Nummus

EUDOXIA Nummus VF
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Type : Nummus
Date: c. 401-403
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,66 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un tout petit flan rogné sur les légendes. Beau portrait d’Eudoxie. Joli revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : AEL EVDO-XIA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé d'Eudoxie à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (L'). Le buste est couronné par la main divine.
Obverse translation : “Ælia Eudoxia Augusta”, (Aélia Eudoxie Augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SALVS REI - PVBLICAE// [...].
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) assise à droite sur une cuirasse, tenant un bouclier orné d'un chrisme posé sur un cippe.
Reverse translation : “Salus Rei Publicæ”, (La Santé du bien public).

Commentary


Poids excessivement léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Diadème et chevelure élaborée.

Historical background


Eudoxia

(404) Aelia Eudoxia

Arcadius mother of Theodosius II - Augusta (395-404)

Aelia Eudoxia, the daughter of Bauto, outspoken leader who played a role in the reign of Theodosius. She married Arcadius in 395 and had a considerable influence on her husband. After the birth of Theodosius II in 401, it favored the break between Arcadius and his brother Honorius. Before his death in 403 or 404, it virtually assured power. Her husband survived her four years.

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