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brm_511891 - THEODOSIUS I Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2)

THEODOSIUS I Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2) AU
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Price : 250.00 €
Type : Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2)
Date: 379-383
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 5,65 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Usure superficielle. Très beau buste, finement détaillé. Patine foncée
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Obverse


Obverse legend : D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué, diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Théodose Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite et de la gauche un bouclier (D’7) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Theodosius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Théodose pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLORIA RO-MANORVM/ (COURONNE)|-// SMK.
Reverse description : Théodose casqué et en habit militaire, marchant à gauche sur un vaisseau se retournant et levant la main droite ; Victoria (la Victoire) est assise, tenant le gouvernail.
Reverse legend : G.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Romanorum”, (La gloire des Romains).

Historical background


I THEODOSIUS

(19/01/379-17/01/395) Flavius Theodosius

Theodosius I, of Spanish origin, is the son of General Theodosius in 375 runs. After the death of Valens at Adrianople in 378, Gratian chose him to assist him. Theodosius I, became august 379, managed to restore the unity of the Roman empire. He must face the usurpation of Magnus Maximus between 383 and 388 and that of Eugene 392-394. In 394, the Empire was reunited for the first time in thirty years. At his death, his legacy will be divided between his two son, Honorius and Arcadius for the West to the East. Theodosius I founded a dynasty that will rule the empires of the East and West for nearly eighty years before the fall of Rome.

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