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E-auction 323-239689 - MAGNENTIUS Maiorina, (MB, Æ 2)

MAGNENTIUS Maiorina, (MB, Æ 2) MS
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 87 €
Maximum bid : 116 €
End of the sale : 24 June 2019 14:15:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Maiorina, (MB, Æ 2)
Date: 352
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,60 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire parfaitement centré des deux cotés. Buste de toute beauté et revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine marron aux reflets métalliques
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/ MVLT/ X/ (CHRISME)/ SP// RPLG.
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 Augusti et Cæsari/ Votis Quinquennalia Multis Decennalia”, (Aux Victoires de notre auguste et de notre césar/ Vœux pour le cinquième anniversaire de règne et plus pour le dixième anniversaire à venir).

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, le chrisme est bien visible.

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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