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brm_237223 - VICTORINUS Antoninien

VICTORINUS Antoninien XF
20.00 €(Approx. 21.40$ | 17.20£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 269-270
Mint name / Town : Cologne
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,90 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, bien centré. Métal d’aspect granuleux sinon beau portrait. Patine marron recouvrant un nettoyage
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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 et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SALVS AVG.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) debout à droite, drapée, tenant une patère de la main gauche et un serpent de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Salus Augusti”, (La Santé de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids très lourd.

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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