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E-auction 500-410424 - brm_611645 - THEODOSIUS I Maiorina pecunia

THEODOSIUS I Maiorina pecunia VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 16 €
End of the sale : 14 November 2022 14:30:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Maiorina pecunia
Date: 379-383
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,30 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier, échancré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron 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/ -|-// *BSISC..
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


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges larges sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


THEODOSIUS I

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

Theodosius I, of Spanish origin, was the son of General Theodosius, executed in 375. After the disappearance of Valens in Adrianople in 378, Gratian chose him to assist him. Theodosius I, who became august in 379, succeeded in restoring the unity of the Roman Empire. He had to face the usurpation of Magnus Maximus between 383 and 388 and that of Eugene from 392 to 394. In 394, the Empire was reunited for the first time in thirty years. Upon his death, his inheritance will be divided between his two sons, Honorius for the West and Arcadius for the East. Theodosius I founded a dynasty that would reign over the Eastern and Western empires for nearly eighty years before the fall of Rome.

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