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E-auction 240-163308 - GRATIAN Nummus, (PB, Æ 3)

GRATIAN Nummus, (PB, Æ 3) AU/XF
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Type : Nummus, (PB, Æ 3)
Date: 379-383
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,70 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Beau portrait de Gratien. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Belle patine vert foncé
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’c) ; diadème perlé et gemmé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Gratianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Gratien pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : CONCOR-DIA AVGGG//.
Reverse description : Rome assise de face, tournée à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et une haste renversée de la gauche.
Reverse legend : q|F/K// ANTA.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Augustorum”, (La Concorde des trois augustes).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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