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E-auction 519-433644 - brm_612122 - THEODOSIUS I Nummus

THEODOSIUS I Nummus AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 39 €
Maximum bid : 68 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2023 14:14:40
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Nummus
Date: 379-383
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,49 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Théodose Ier. Joli revers servi par une belle patine verte
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'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Theodosius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Théodose pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCOR-DIA AVGGG/ -|-// BSISC.
Reverse description : Concordia ou Rome assise de face, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Augustorum”, (La Concorde des trois augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletée.

Historical background


THEODOSIUS I

(01/19/379-01/17/395)

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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