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brm_799745 - THEODOSIUS I Nummus

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Type : Nummus
Date: 388-392
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Jolie monnaie sur un flan centré. Usure régulière, un beau buste de l’empereur. De jolis détails au revers. Patine sombre
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 : SALVS REI - PVBLICAE/ -|-// SMKB.
Reverse description : Victoire marchant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite, le trophée sur l'épaule gauche, un captif agenouillé par les cheveux de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, une croix chrismée.
Reverse translation : “Salus Rei Publicæ”, (La Santé du bien public).

Historical background



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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