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E-auction 343-257428 - GRATIAN Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2)

GRATIAN Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2) XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 13 €
Maximum bid : 13 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 14:07:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2)
Date: 383
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,95 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire à l’usure régulière, recouvert d’une jolie patine verte
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 - REIPVB/ -|S// LVGP.
Reverse description : Gratien, vête militairement debout de face, tourné à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main gauche et relevant une femme tourelée, agenouillée de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Reparatio Rei Publicæ”, (Le restaurateur du bien public).

Commentary


C’est la première fois que nous présentons cette officine à la vente.

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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