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E-auction 419-330718 - brm_656862 - MAGNENTIUS Maiorina

MAGNENTIUS Maiorina XF
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 44 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 26 April 2021 14:24:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Maiorina
Date: mai - août
Date: 350
Mint name / Town : Aquilée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan mince à l’usure régulière, plus marquée au revers qu’au droit. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG/ N|-.
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 RO-MANORVM/ -|N// AQP..
Reverse description : L'empereur marchant à droite, vêtu militairement, regardant à gauche, tenant de la main droite un bouclier et une javeline transversale, tenant un captif par les cheveux de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Romanorum”, (La gloire des Romains).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons un exemplaire à la vente.

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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