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brm_630970 - THEODOSIUS I Maiorina pecunia

THEODOSIUS I Maiorina pecunia VF
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Type : Maiorina pecunia
Date: 383-388
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure importante mais régulière. Joli buste. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

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 un bouclier de la main gauche (D'7).
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Theodosius Pius Felix Augustus", (Notre seigneur Théodose pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLORIA RO-MANORVM/ (COURONNE|-// ANTB.
Reverse description : Théodose Ier, vêtu militairement, casqué la tête tournée à droite, debout à gauche sur une galère dirigée par la Victoire, tenant le gouvernail.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Romanorum”, (La Gloire des Romains).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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