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E-auction 502-412991 - brm_649442 - QUINTILLUS Antoninien

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Estimate : 85 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 33 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:18:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 270
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 3,35 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré, mais court sur les légendes. Beau buste de Quintille. Frappe molle au revers. Jolie patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP QVINTILLVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Quintille à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Quintillus Augustus”, (L’empereur Quintille auguste).


Reverse legend : F[IDE-S] - M-ILIT/ -|-// S.
Reverse description : Fides (La Fidélité) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant dans chaque main une enseigne militaire.
Reverse translation : “Fides Militum”, (La Fidélité des soldats).


Poids lourd. Sans argenture. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


(08-10 or 11/270)

Quintillus brother Claudius II, was proclaimed by august troops at Aquileia after the latter's death. At the same time, Aurelian was also cheered by the troops stationed at Sirmium. Abandoned by his soldiers, Quintillus preferred suicide.

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