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brm_732301 - GRATIAN Maiorina pecunia

GRATIAN Maiorina pecunia AU/XF
80.00 €(Approx. 87.20$ | 66.40£)
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Type : Maiorina pecunia
Date: 378-383
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,76 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli buste de Gratien. Usure plus importante au revers. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


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 legend : REPARATIO - REI PVB/ -|-// ASISC..
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).

Historical background


(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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