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brm_303748 - VICTORINUS Antoninien

VICTORINUS Antoninien MS
280.00 €(Approx. 305.20$ | 238.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 269
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 2,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier avec son argenture superficielle. Magnifique portrait et revers fabuleux, parfaitement venu à la frappe. Patine grise aux reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M PIAVVONIVS VICTORINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Victorin à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Piavvonius Victorinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L'empereur césar Marc Piavvonien Victorin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PA-X - A-VG.
Reverse description : Pax (La Paix) debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti”, (La Paix de l’auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Antoninien à la titulature longue, caractéristique de la première émission, toujours rare. A conservé son argenture superficielle !.

Historical background


VICTORINUS

(10-11/269-09/271)

Victorin spent his entire career under the reign of Postumus, of whom he was one of the main civil collaborators. He succeeds Marius, who died just after Postumus. Victorin definitively loses Spain at the beginning of the reign and has to face seditions in Brittany and Gaul. The siege of Autun, a university town in Gaul, lasted seven months. Shortly after, Victorin was assassinated in Cologne by one of his officers, a jealous husband, when he had just restored order in Gaul with the capture of Autun. His mother, Victorine, continues to play an important role in choosing the successor of her son, Tétricus..

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