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E-auction 310-228221 - MAGNENTIUS Maiorina, (MB, Æ 2)

MAGNENTIUS Maiorina, (MB, Æ 2) XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 37 €
End of the sale : 25 March 2019 14:12:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Maiorina, (MB, Æ 2)
Date: 351
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,85 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, court sur les légendes, en particulier la marque de l’atelier à l’exergue du revers. Beau portrait. Usure régulière au revers. Jolie patine vert olive foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Ce type a été acquis en août 1985

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 CAES/ VOT/ V/ MVL/ X/ F// [?].
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout face à face tenant à deux un bouclier inscrit en quatre lignes.
Reverse translation : “Victoriæ Dominorum Nostrorum Augusti et Cæsari / 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).

Commentary


Poids léger. Fibule d’attache sur le paludamentum. Marque d’atelier hors champ.

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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