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Live auction - brm_361672 - MAGNENTIUS Double maiorina

MAGNENTIUS Double maiorina AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 15:11:45
Type : Double maiorina
Date: 353
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,68 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau buste de Magnence stylisé. Joli revers de haut relief bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine vert foncé
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection MG

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N MAGNENT-IVS 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(Notre seigneur Magnence pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES/ A|(OMÉGA)// TRP.
Reverse description : Autour du monogramme du christ, entre les lettres alpha et oméga.
Reverse translation : “Salus Dominorum Nostrorum Augustus et Cæsar”, (Le salut de nos seigneurs auguste et césar).

Commentary


Poids léger. Visage de Magnence légèrement stylisé.

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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