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E-auction 206-133763 - GRATIAN Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2)

GRATIAN Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2) XF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 52 €
Maximum bid : 52 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2017 14:21:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2)
Date: 378-383
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait. Revers de style fin. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Gratien à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Gratianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Gratien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : REPARATIO - REI PVB/ -|-// ANTA.
Reverse description : Gratien debout à droite, vêtu militairement, tenant le globe nicéphore de la main gauche, relevant de la main droite une femme agenouillée.
Reverse translation : “Reparatio Rei Publicæ”, (Le rétablissement du bien public).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Type que nous proposons pour la première fois pour Antioche !.

Historical background


GRATIEN

(24/08/367-25/08/383) Flavius Gratianus

Gratian, born in 359, was appointed august to 8 years. Became "Senior Augustus" after the death of his uncle in 378, he had to share power with his half-brother Valentinian II and Theodosius chose to assist him in the East. He delete 378 of the chamber the statue of Victory pagan reference to him. After the revolt of Magnus Maximus, he fled but was assassinated in Lyon 25 August 383.

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