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E-auction 355-268758 - MARCIAN Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)

MARCIAN Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4) VF
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 72 €
Maximum bid : 96 €
End of the sale : 03 February 2020 14:38:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)
Date: 450-457
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,38 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, décentré au droit à l’usure importante. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N MARCIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Marcien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A’a) diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Marcianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Marcien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [CON].
Reverse description : Monogramme (Marcianus) dans une couronne surmontée d’une croisette cerclée.

Commentary


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Ce type constitue le dernier avatar des monnaies de bronze avant la réforme d’Anastase en 498. Les Æ 4 sont souvent très rares et mal conservés.

Historical background


Marcian

(24/08/450-31/01/457)

Marcian was born in Thrace in 392. On the death of Theodosius 28 July 450, he was chosen by Pulcheria he married. He fought effectively against the Huns and refused to pay tribute. He summoned the Council of Chalcedon. After a peaceful reign of six years, he died in January 457.

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