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Live auction - brm_758428 - MAGNUS MAXIMUS Solidus

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Estimate : 12 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 15:34:52
Type : Solidus
Date: 385-386
Mint name / Town : Trêves
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 4,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan légèrement voilé, centré des deux côtés. Exemplaire monté anciennement. Petite marque de coup au revers aux pieds des Victoires. Superbe revers finement détaillé. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : VICTOR-IA AVGG/ -|-// TROB.
Reverse description : Deux empereurs diadémés, nimbés et vêtus de la robe consulaire assis de face sur un trône (subsellium), tenant ensemble un globe ; derrière eux, la Victoire debout de face les ailes ouvertes ; au milieu, en bas, une palme.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (La Victoire des augustes).

Historical background


(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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