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E-auction 355-268756 - MAGNUS MAXIMUS Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)

MAGNUS MAXIMUS Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4) XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 03 February 2020 14:37:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)
Date: 387-388
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : copper
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,87 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan court sur les légendes à l’usure régulière. Patine verte
Catalogue references :
C.7 - RIC.- - MRK.- - RCV.-
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de ROME II, n° 303

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N MAG MAXI-MVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Magnus Maximus à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Magnus Maximus Pius Felix Augustus", (Notre seigneur Magnus Maximus pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SPES ROMANORVM/ -|-// [...].
Reverse description : Porte de camp ouverte, surmontée de deux tours et d’une étoile.
Reverse translation : “Spes Romanorum”, (L'espoir des Romains).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges larges. Atelier rare pour ce type.
Ce type fut frappé à la fin du règne de Magnus Maximus et de Flavius Victor, à partir de 387.

Historical background


MAGNUS MAXIMUS

(25/08/383-28/08/388) Magnus Maximus

Magnus Maximus was proclaimed in Britain and quickly seized control of Gaul. He was recognized by Constantinople in time, but when he attacked Italy and Valentinian II, he met with Theodosius I, who defeated him and made him run.

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