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brm_610298 - EUDOXIA Nummus

EUDOXIA Nummus VF/VG
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Type : Nummus
Date: c. 401-403
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,12 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale à l’usure très importante, en particulier au revers. Patine verte
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’17) ; le buste est couronné par la main divine.
Obverse translation : "Ælia Eudoxia Augusta", (Aélia Eudoxie Augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [GLORIA RO-MANORVM]/ -|+// [...].
Reverse description : L’impératrice assise de face sur un trône, la main sur sa poitrine, couronnée par la main de Dieu.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Romanorum”, (La gloire des Romains).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Chevelure très élaborée. La marque d’atelier n’est pas identifiable sur cet exemplaire.

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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