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E-auction 365-278172 - THEODOSIUS I Nummus, (PB, Æ 3)

THEODOSIUS I Nummus, (PB, Æ 3) AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 37 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 13 April 2020 14:34:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Nummus, (PB, Æ 3)
Date: 379-383
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,13 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine marron et sable
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').
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Theodosius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Théodose pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCOR-DIA AVGGG// ANT.
Reverse description : Concordia ou Constantinople casquée assise de face la tête à droite, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche à ses pieds, une proue de navire.
Reverse legend : D.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Augustorum”, (La Concorde des trois augustes).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cabochon carré. Fibule d’attache avec trois pendants. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type pour Antioche !.

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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