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E-auction 270-192126 - VALENTINIAN I Nummus

VALENTINIAN I Nummus AU/XF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:33:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Nummus
Date: 364
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,73 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan légèrement irrégulier mais bien centré. Patine vert foncé. Très beau buste de Valentinien Ier avec les détails de la chevelure bien visibles
Catalogue references :

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').
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Valentinianus Pius Felix Augustus", (Notre seigneur Valentinien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLORIA RO-MANORVM/ -|*/A// D(GAMMA)SISC.
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).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines. Cabochon carré gemmé. Fibule ronde.

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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