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E-auction 210-137123 - THEODOSIUS I Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2)

THEODOSIUS I Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2) AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 125 €
Maximum bid : 151 €
End of the sale : 24 April 2017 14:28:30
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2)
Date: 379-383
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Remarquable exemplaire avec un beau buste de style fin et un joli revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Théodose Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Theodosius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Théodose pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : REPARATIO - REI PVB/ -|-// SMTRP.
Reverse description : Théodose Ier debout de face tourné à gauche, vêtu militairement, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main gauche et de la droite relevant une femme agenouillée.
Reverse translation : “Reparatio Rei Publicæ”, (Le restaurateur du bien public).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare pour l’atelier de Trèves.

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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