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E-auction 347-261104 - GRATIAN Nummus

GRATIAN Nummus AU/XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 14 €
Maximum bid : 17 €
End of the sale : 09 December 2019 14:32:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Nummus
Date: 367-375
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,91 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N GRATIANVS 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 : GLORIA RO-MANORVM/ M|*/P // ASISC.
Reverse description : L'empereur diadémé et en habit militaire marchant à droite, se retournant, traînant après lui un captif et tenant un labarum chrysmé de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Gloria Romanorum", (La Gloire des Romains).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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