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E-auction 210-137125 - MAGNENTIUS Maiorina

MAGNENTIUS Maiorina VF
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 24 April 2017 14:29:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Maiorina
Date: mai - août
Date: 350
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,93 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale à l’usure importante. Patine verte

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 : GLORIA ROMANORVM// RPLC.
Reverse description : L'empereur à cheval à droite, vêtu militairement, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite et un bouclier de la gauche, terrassant un ennemi placé devant lui.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Romanorum”, (La gloire des Romains).

Commentary


Poids léger. Portrait 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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