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Live auction - bby_535559 - PHILIPPICUS BARDANES Solidus

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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 15:43:15
Type : Solidus
Date: 711-713
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 10e
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Très joli buste de style fin. Petites faiblesses de frappe à 7h au revers et à 9h au droit. Beau revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Naville Numismatics, 15 Juin 2013, lot 214


Obverse legend : D N FILEPICYS MYLTYLS AN.
Obverse description : Buste couronné de Philippicus de face, vêtu du loros, tenant un globe crucigère de la main droite et un scipio de la main gauche surmonté d’une croisette.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Filepicus Multus Anni”, (Notre seigneur Phlippicus pour de nombreuses années).


Reverse legend : VICTORIA - AVSUI.
Reverse description : Croix potencée posée sur trois degrés.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augusti”, (La victoire de l’auguste).

Historical background

Philippicus Bardanes

(4/11/711- 3/06/713

Philippicus, Armenian, revolted against the arbitrary power of Justinian II. The revolt was born in Cherson Justinian was punished for being the place of his detention. Bardanes marched on Constantinople and Justinian II and his son, Tiberius were put to death. Favorablz the Monophysite heresy, he found himself deprived of many supporters in the West, especially in Rome. Very soon Philippicus had to face the double threat of Bulgarians with their khan Tervel, former ally of Justinian II during his resettlement in Constantinople in 705 that reached almost to the walls of the capital and facing the Muslim danger marked points and continued their efforts to undermine Asia Minor. Finally, the emperor was deposed, blinded and sent to a monastery where he died soon.

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