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E-auction 352-265267 - VALENTINIAN II Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2)

VALENTINIAN II Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2) AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 58 €
End of the sale : 13 January 2020 14:15:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Maiorina pecunia, (MB, Æ 2)
Date: 378-383
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,03 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Revers de haut relief. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Alain Poinsignon (Strasbourg)

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste de Valentinien II diadémé à droite, avec cuirasse et paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (A') ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Valentinianus Iunior Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Valentinien le jeune pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : REPARATIO - REIPVB// BSISC.
Reverse description : L'empereur en habit militaire, debout à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main gauche et relevant de la main droite une femme tourelée, agenouillée.
Reverse translation : “Reparatio Reipublicae”, (Le Rétablissement du bien public).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Les ptéryges ne sont pas visibles sur cet exemplaire. Fibule ronde sur le paludamentum avec trois pendants.

Historical background


Valentinian II

(17/11/375-15/05/392) Flavius Valentinianus

Valentinian II, son of Valentinian I was proclaimed august at the age of four years. After being driven out of Italy by Magnus Maximus in 387, he was restored to the throne by Theodosius before being assassinated in 392 by Arbogast who preferred him Eugene.

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