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brm_794200 - MAGNENTIUS Demi-maiorina

MAGNENTIUS Demi-maiorina AU
150.00  €
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Type : Demi-maiorina
Date: 351
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,75 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan légèrement irrégulier, centré. Joli revers de style fin. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG /A|-.
Obverse description : Buste tête nue, drapé et cuirassé de Magnence à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A°).
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Magnentius Pius Felix Augustus", (Notre seigneur Magnence pieux heureux auguste".

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE DD - NN AVG ET CAE/ VOT/ V/ MVL/ X// TRP.
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout face à face tenant à deux un bouclier inscrit en quatre lignes, surmonté d'un chrisme.
Reverse translation : "Victoriæ Dominorum Nostrorum Caesari / Votis quinquennalibus multis decennalibus", (Aux Victoires de notre auguste et de notre césar/ Vœux pour le cinquième anniversaire de règne et plus pour le dixième anniversaire à venir).

Historical background


MAGNENTIUS

(01/18/350-08/10/353)

Magnentius was proclaimed on January 18, 350 thanks to his speed and significant diplomatic activity which allowed him to seize Brittany, Gaul, Italy and part of the Balkans. However, he failed to gain recognition from Constantius II. Magnentius suffered a severe defeat at Mursa in September 351. Forced to retreat, he lost Italy the following year before seeing Gaul invaded by the generals of Constance. Beaten at Mount Seleucus near Gap, he committed suicide in Lyon on August 10, 353.

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