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brm_650136 - MAGNENTIUS Demi-maiorina

MAGNENTIUS Demi-maiorina AU
120.00 €(Approx. 135.60$ | 102.00£)
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Type : Demi-maiorina
Date: c. 352-353
Mint name / Town : Trèves (?)
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,27 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers. Très beau buste de Magnence. Patine marron, tachée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N MAGNENTIVS P 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 Augustus", (Notre seigneur Magnence pieux auguste".


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE DD - NN AVG ET CAE/ VOT/ V/ MVL/ X// [...].
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


(18/01/350-10/08/353) Flavius Magnus Magnentius

Magnentius was proclaimed on January 18 350, thanks to its speed and significant diplomatic activity that allowed him to take over Britain, Gaul, Italy and the Balkans, but he only succeeded not to be recognized by Constantius II. Magnence suffered a severe defeat at Mursa in September 351. Forced to retreat, he loses Italy the following year before seeing Gaul invaded by General Constance. Beaten Mount Seleucus near Gap, he committed suicide in Lyon August 10 353.

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