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Live auction - brm_361900 - VALENTINIAN I Miliarense léger

VALENTINIAN I Miliarense léger AU
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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 15:12:45
Type : Miliarense léger
Date: 368
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,26 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large ovale et irrégulier, légèrement fendu à 7 heures au droit. Beau portrait de Valentinien Ier. Revers de haut relief. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés, argent légèrement corné
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection MG

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Valentinien Ier à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Valentinianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Valentinien pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS - EXERCITVS/ -|-// TRPS..
Reverse description : L’empereur, diadémé, vêtu militairement debout à droite, tourné à gauche, tenant le labarum de la main droite et appuyé de la main gauche sur un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Virtvs Exercitus” (La Virilité de l’armée).

Commentary


Rubans perlés aux extrémités bouletées. Diadème perlé terminé par un cabochon carré gemme. Ptéryges fines. Fibule d’attache gemmée avec trois pendants.

Historical background


Valentinian I

(25/02/364-17/11/375) Flavius Valentinianus

Valentinian proclaimed 25 February 364, enlists his brother Valens as of August 24 of the same year. They share the empire, Valentinian reserving the West. In 367, the emperor appointed his son Gratian august. Valentinian died 17 November 375, leaving the West in great danger.

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