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E-auction 521-436007 - brm_342529 - MAGNENTIUS Maiorina

MAGNENTIUS Maiorina XF
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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 33 €
Maximum bid : 37 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2023 14:10:20
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Maiorina
Date: 352
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré à l’usure régulière. Joli portrait. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICT DD NN AVG ET CAES/ VOT/ V/ MVLT/ X/ / RQ.
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout face à face, tenant à deux un bouclier inscrit en quatre lignes surmonté d’un chrisme.
Reverse translation : "Victoriae Dominorum Augusti et Caesari/ Votis Quinquennalia Multis Decennalia", (Aux victoires de notre auguste et de notre césar/ Voeux pour le cinquième anniversaire de règne et plus pour le dixième anniversaire à venir).

Historical background


MAGNENTIUS

(01/18/350-08/10/353)

Magnentius was proclaimed on January 18, 350 thanks to his speed and significant diplomatic activity which allowed him to seize Brittany, Gaul, Italy and part of the Balkans. However, he failed to gain recognition from Constantius II. Magnentius suffered a severe defeat at Mursa in September 351. Forced to retreat, he lost Italy the following year before seeing Gaul invaded by the generals of Constance. Beaten at Mount Seleucus near Gap, he committed suicide in Lyon on August 10, 353.

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