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brm_504516 - MARCIAN Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)

MARCIAN Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4) AU
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Price : 180.00 €
Type : Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)
Date: 450-457
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,20 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, court sur la légende de droit. Beau portrait. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine verte
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Obverse


Obverse legend : [D N] MARCIAN[VS 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) surmontée d’une étoile dans une couronne .

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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