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brm_596493 - THEODOSIUS I Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)

THEODOSIUS I Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4) AU
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Type : Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)
Date: 387-388
Mint name / Town : Aquilée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,02 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, légèrement court sur les légendes. Beau buste de Théodose Ier. Joli revers. Patine marron
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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 et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [VICTOR]IA AVGGG/ -|-// [SMA]QP.
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout face à face, tenant chacune une couronne.
Reverse translation : "Victoria Augustorum", (La Victoire des augustes).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. C’est la plus petite monnaie divisionnaire frappée sous le règne de Théodose Ier. Semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous présentons un exemplaire de ce type.

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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