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E-auction 397-310042 - VALENTINIAN I Nummus, (PB, Æ 3)

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Estimate : 25 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 9 €
End of the sale : 23 November 2020 14:18:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Nummus, (PB, Æ 3)
Date: 369
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,21 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, flan court et irrégulier, beau buste, patine vert foncé
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 : GLORIA RO-MANORVM/ D|-// *BSISC.
Reverse description : Valentinien Ier debout à droite, tournant la tête à gauche, vêtu militairement, tenant de la main gauche le labarum chrismé et de la droite, un captif agenouillé.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Romanorum”, (La gloire des Romains).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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