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E-auction 519-433641 - brm_611708 - THEODOSIUS I Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)

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Estimate : 25 €
Price : 7 €
Maximum bid : 7 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2023 14:13:40
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)
Date: 383
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,27 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur flan irrégulier et éclaté à l’usure superficielle. Patine vert clair
Catalogue references :


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 legend : VOT/ X/ MVLT/ XX// SMKA.
Reverse description : dans une couronne de laurier en quatre lignes .
Reverse translation : "Votis decennalibus multis vicennalibus", (Vœux pour le dixième anniversaire de règne et plus pour le vingtième à venir).


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

Historical background



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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