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E-auction 522-438031 - brm_612178 - VALENTINIAN I Nummus, (Æ 3)

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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 39 €
Maximum bid : 112 €
End of the sale : 17 April 2023 14:16:40
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Nummus, (Æ 3)
Date: 364
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,69 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Valentinien Ier. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine vert clair
Catalogue references :


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 heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : SECVRITAS - REIPVBLICAE/ -|-// PSCONST.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) drapé marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Securitas Rei Publicæ”, (La Sécurité du bien public).


Poids extrêmement léger. Atelier rare. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Fibule d’attache ronde. P. Ferrando a recensé seulement 3 exemplaires pour ce type tous en musées.

Historical background

Valentinian I


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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