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E-auction 512-424756 - brm_736875 - VICTORINUS Antoninien

VICTORINUS Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 21 €
End of the sale : 06 February 2023 14:39:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 270
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,54 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, de jolis détails sur ses deux côtés. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C 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 Victorinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Victorin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


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

Commentary


Poids lourd, imitation. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

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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