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brm_624539 - VICTORINUS Antoninien

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Type : Antoninien
Date: c. début - fin
Date: 271
Mint name / Town : Cologne
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,59 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale un peu court sur la légende de revers. Beau buste de Victorin. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Belle patine marron foncé
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Obverse legend : IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Victorin à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Victorinus Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur césar Victorin pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : PROVIDENTIA AVG.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un bâton placé au-dessus d'un globe de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Providentia Augusti", (La Providence de l'auguste).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


(10-11/269-09/271) Marcus Piavvonius Victorinus

Victorin has spent his entire career in the reign of Postumus he was one of the main civilian employees. He succeeded Marius, who died just after Posthumus. Victorin permanently lost Spain at the beginning of the reign and had to face sedition in Britain and Gaul. The Siege of Autun, the university city of Gaul, lasted seven months. Shortly after, Victorin was assassinated in Cologne by one of his officers, a jealous husband, when he came to restore order in Gaul with the Autun taken. His mother, Victorine, continued to play an important role in choosing the successor to his son, Tetricus.

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