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Live auction - brm_578003 - THEODOSIUS I Solidus

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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 970 €
Maximum bid : 1 100 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 15:11:22
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Solidus
Date: 389-391
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 4,48 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Métal griffé dans le champ devant le buste de Théodose Ier. Joli revers à l’usure superficielle. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Jean-Christophe Payen


Obverse legend : D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé 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 : VICTOR-IA AVGG/ M|D// COMOB.
Reverse description : Valentinien II à gauche et Théodose Ier à droite, assis de face, diadémés, vêtus de la toge, tenant ensemble un globe ; derrière, buste de la Victoire, les ailes déployées posé sur un cippe orné d’une croisette, cantonnée de trois globules ; entre les deux augustes, une palme posée au sol.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (La Victoire des 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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