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brm_603843 - VICTORINUS Antoninien

VICTORINUS Antoninien AU
60.00 €(Approx. 71.40$ | 54.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 270
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, mince, centré. Joli revers. 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 léger. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


VICTORIN

(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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