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brm_923289 - VICTORINUS Antoninien

VICTORINUS Antoninien AU/XF
70.00 €(Approx. 76.30$ | 58.80£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: c. fin 269
Mint name / Town : Cologne
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,49 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli buste, bien venu à la frappe. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine foncée

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C PI VICTORINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Victorin à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Piavvonius Victorinus Augustus", (L’empereur césar Piavvonien Victorin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AEQVITAS AVG.
Reverse description : Æquitas (l'Équité) debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Æquitas Augusti", (L'Équité de l'auguste).

Commentary


Avec le portrait de Marius.

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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