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Live auction - brm_418720 - EUGENIUS Silique

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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:59:24
Type : Silique
Date: 392-394
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,02 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale irrégulier et échancré. Beau portrait d’Eugène. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets mordorés. Argent cristallisé
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur S


Obverse legend : D N EVGENI-VS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste barbu, diadémé, drapé et cuirassé d'Eugène à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Eugenius Pius Felix Augustus", (Notre seigneur Eugène pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : VIRTVS RO-MANORVM// MDPS.
Reverse description : Rome, casquée, vêtu militairement, asise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et une haste renversée de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : (La virilité des Romains).


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Fibule d’attache avec trois pendants perlés. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum. Au.

Historical background


(22/08/392-6/09/394) Flavius Eugenius

Valentinian II was murdered May 15 392 at the instigation of Arbogast, the real holder of power in the West. The Western Empire remained vacant for three months. Eugene, master of the offices was proclaimed on August 22 august 392 by Arbogast. Professor of rhetoric, he was the antithesis of the general barbarian who was in fact the true master of the West. The appointment of Eugene was the occasion of the ultimate pagan reaction in Roman circles Urbs. Theodosius refused to recognize Eugene was finally defeated at the Battle of Cold River. Eugene was beheaded and Arbogast committed suicide.

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