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Live auction - brm_479478 - MAGNENTIUS Maiorina

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 255 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 15:42:37
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Maiorina
Date: 351
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,53 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un petit flan épais bien centré. Beau portrait de Magnence. Revers de toute beauté. Magnifique patine noire avec des reflets métalliques dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection L. P


Obverse legend : D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG/ A|-.
Obverse description : Buste drapé et cuirasé, tête nue de Magnence à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A°).
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Magnentius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre Seigneur Magnence Pieux et Heureux Auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE/ VOT/ V/ MVLT/ X/ ./ SV// RPLC.
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout face à face, tenant à deux un bouclier sur lequel se trouve une inscription en quatre lignes.
Reverse translation : "Victoriae Dominorum Nostri Augusti et Caesari/ Votis Quinquennalia/ Multis Decennalia", (Aux Victoires de nos Augustes et de nos Césars/ Vœux pour le cinquième anniversaire de règne et plus pour le dixième anniversaire à venir).


Poids lourd. Avec son argenture superficielle. Ptéryges bouletées sous le paludamentum.

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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