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Live auction - brm_431178 - QUIETUS Antoninien

QUIETUS Antoninien AU/XF
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 360 €
Maximum bid : 360 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 14:55:31
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 260-261
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,69 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale idéalement centré avec les grènetis visibles. Superbe buste de style fin. Revers présentant une faiblesse de frappe. Magnifique patine de collection ancienne

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Quiétus à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Fulvius Quietus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Fulvius Quiétus pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOL INVICTO/ -|-// -.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) debout à gauche, la main droite levée et tenant un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto”, (Au Soleil invincible).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


Quietus

(09/260- spring 261) Titus Fulvius Junius Quietus

August

Quietus is the son and brother Macrian Macrian young. After the capture of Valerian by Shapur I (Sapor) Macrian, General Valerian I and Ballista, Prefect of the Praetorium, decided to save the East proclaiming the son of two Macrian, Macrian young Quietus, Augustus. Ballista defeated Sapor to Corcycus and forced the king to retreat on the Euphrates. After this victory, the two Macriens marched on the West, but they were defeated by Aureolus, Master Cavalry Gallien. Macrian and his father are taken prisoner and executed. In the East, Quietus, left alone and left to itself, became an easy prey to Odenath king of Palmyra.

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