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E-auction 270-192080 - VOLUSIAN Antoninien

VOLUSIAN Antoninien AU/AU
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:10:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: mi - fin
Date: 252
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 350 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,90 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré des deux cotés. Joli portrait et magnifique revers de style fin, bien venu à la frappe
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°146 du trésor de la Guerche-sur-l’Aubois

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Volusien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperatori Cæsari Caio Vibio Volusiano Augusto”, (À l’empereur césar Caius Vibius Volusien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS - AVGG/ -|*.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) casqué, vêtu militairement, debout de face regardant à gauche, s’appuyant de la main droite sur un bouclier et tenant un sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augustorum”, (La Virilité des augustes).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3. Les Ptéryges sont à peine visibles sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


Volusien

(06/251-06/253) Caius Vibius Afinius Gallus Vendumnianus Volusianus

August (11/251-05/253)

Volusien proclaimed Caesar to the accession of his father, became august after the death of Hostilianus in November 251. He was assassinated along with his father.

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