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brm_837083 - THEODOSIUS II Solidus

THEODOSIUS II Solidus XF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2023)
Price : 600.00 €
Type : Solidus
Date: 431-432
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,43 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré à l’usure importante mais régulière. Joli buste. Monnaie nettoyée

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 : VOT XXX - MVLT XXXXS/ -|*// CONOB.
Reverse description : Constantinople assise à gauche, casquée et drapée, les jambes croisées, le pied droit posé sur une proue de navire, tenant de la main droite un globe crucigère et de la main gauche un sceptre ; derrière, un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Votis tricennalibus/ Multis quadracennalibus”, (Vœux pour le trentième anniversaire de règne et plus pour le quarantième anniversaire à venir).

Commentary


Exemplaire monté anciennement.

Historical background


THEODOSIUS II

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

Theodosius II, born in 401, was proclaimed august in 402 at 9 months. After the death of his father Arcadius in 408, the two chancelleries of Ravenna and Constantinople are cold. Honorius would like to reunite the Empire. On his death on August 15, 423, John, secretary to the late Emperor and new august, had a very small series of solidi minted in the name of Theodosius II until November 20, when he was considered a usurper. Jean will finally be captured at the beginning of 425 in Ravenna, mutilated, then executed. Theodosius II will install his cousin Valentinian III as august in Ravenna. Theodosius reigns for forty-eight years over the destinies of the East and dies of a hunting accident.

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