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E-auction 323-239709 - THEODOSIUS I Nummus

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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 21 €
End of the sale : 24 June 2019 14:25:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Nummus
Date: 379-383
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier mais bien centré. Usure importante. Toutefois, la monnaie reste bien lisible et identifiable. Patine foncée
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).
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Theodosius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Théodose pieux et heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : CONCOR-DIA AVGGG// TES.
Reverse description : Constantinople assise de face, la tête à droite, tenant une lance de la main droite et la main gauche reposant sur ses genoux.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Augustorum”, (La Concorde des trois augustes).


C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente.

Historical background


(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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