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Live auction - brm_440174 - THEODOSIUS II Solidus

THEODOSIUS II Solidus MS
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 950 €
Maximum bid : 1 001 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 15:08:08
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Solidus
Date: 424-425
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,45 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 9e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait magnifique. Revers de toute beauté. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’orgine
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en mars 1993 et provient de Conseils Placements

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, casqué et cuirassé de Théodose II de face, tenant de la main droite la haste qui repose sur l'épaule et de la gauche, un bouclier orné d'un cavalier chargeant à droite (N’a).
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Theodosius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Théodose pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLOR ORVI-S TERRAR (THÊTA)/ *|-// CONOB.
Reverse description : L'empereur debout de face couronné et vêtu militairement, tenant de la main droite un étendard et de la gauche un globe crucigère.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Orbis Terrarum”, (Gloire sur la terre entière).

Commentary


Revers historiquement important. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse cloutée. Bouclier orné d’un cavalier orné terrassant un soldat à droite. Revers inhabituel. Labarum croiseté ouvert. Astre à huit rais dans le champ à gauche.

Historical background


THEODOSIUS II

(10/01/402-28/07/450) Flavius Theodosius

Theodosius II, born in 401, was proclaimed in august 402-9 months. After the death of his father Arcadius in 408, the two embassies of Ravenna and Constantinople were cold. Honorius would have liked to reunify the empire, and when he died 15 August 423, Jean, Secretary of the deceased emperor and new august, gets hit a very small number of solidi in the name of Theodosius II until November 20, the date when it is considered a usurper. Jean is finally captured early 425 in Ravenna, mutilated, and executed and install his cousin Theodosius II Valentinian III as august in Ravenna. Theodosius reigned for forty-eight years on the destinies of the East and died a victim of a hunting accident.

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