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Live auction - brm_418631 - ORBIANA Denier

ORBIANA Denier AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:50:09
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 225
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait d’Orbiane. Joli revers de style fin. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du trésor “Pot hoard Fragment, Bucarest, Roumanie, 8 juin 2003, n° 6 et de la collection du Docteur S

Obverse


Obverse legend : SALL BARBIA - ORBIANA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé d’Orbiane à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (L4).
Obverse translation : “Sallustia Barbia Orbiana Augusta”, (Sallustia Barbia Orbiane Augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDI-A - AVGG.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une double corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Augustorum”, (La Concorde des augustes).

Commentary


Au droit, nous avons les tria nomina de l’augusta, Sallustia Barbia Orbiana qui était d’origine patricienne, fille de Seius Sallustius. Le buste présente une chevelure crantée surmonté du stephané.

Historical background


ORBIANE

(225) Sallustia Barbia Orbiana

Wife of Alexander Severus

We have little information on the Empress Orbiane. She married Alexander Severus in 225, but having displeased the mother of Augustus, it was finally banned in Africa. It is interesting to note the doubling of G CONCORDIA some legends setbacks that seem to indicate qu'Orbiane had received significant powers which could justify jealousy Julia Mamee.

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