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brm_604384 - MAGNENTIUS Double maiorina réduite, (MB, Æ 2)

MAGNENTIUS Double maiorina réduite, (MB, Æ 2) AU
250.00 €(Approx. 290.00$ | 212.50£)
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Type : Double maiorina réduite, (MB, Æ 2)
Date: janvier - août 353
Date: 353
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,51 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, un peu court sur les légendes. Beau buste de Magnence. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine verte

Obverse


Obverse legend : [DN MAGNEN]-TIVS P F AVG.
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 : SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES/ LPLG.
Reverse description : Grand chrisme accosté de l'alpha et de l'oméga.
Reverse translation : “Salus Dominorum Nostrorum Augusti et Cæsari”, (La santé de nos seigneurs auguste et césar).

Commentary


Cette double maiorina appartient à la dernière phase de la réduction de la double maiorina qui passe du 1/36 L. au 1/72 L.

Historical background


MAGNENCE

(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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