Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ocatarinetabellatchitchix, Apr 17, 2021.
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@Ocatarinetabellatchitchix, Merci compatriote, nous en parlons dans le post de nummus-bible ii du lien que j'ai fourni à Seth
@Al.cofribas très belle et mystérieuse monnaie. Je suis extrêmement curieux de lire les répliques des autres participants à son sujet...
OBVERSE: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Gratian standing right, holding labarum inscribed with Chi-rho and holding captive by hair; Q left, K P right, DSISCR in ex.
Struck at Siscia 367-375AD
I have one Gratian, a siliqua from Trier on which he has a very wide-eyed look -- a bit of the old "eyes heavenward" gaze, perhaps:
Gratian, AR Siliqua, 368-375 AD, Trier Mint. Obv. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG / Rev. Helmeted Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe in right hand, and scepter in left hand, VRBS ROMA; in exergue, TRPS• (Trier Mint; PS = pvsvlatvm, struck from refined silver). RIC IX 27f(1) at p. 19, RSC V 86a, Sear RCV V 19964. 17 mm., 2.0 g.
Gratian siliqua RIC IX 58A Roma 378-383 Trier
D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG / VIRTVS RO-MANORVM
Roma, seated facing, head right, on throne, holding globe and reversed spear
TRPS 17mm; 1.77g
I'm not certain this is the correct reference, but it's a Gratian coin found in SW England:
Gratian ae RIC IX Nicomedia 30a Concordia 378-383 Nicomedia
diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian right
D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG [C]ONCOR-[DIA AVGGG]
Roma, helmeted, seated facing, head left, holding globe and inverted spear, right leg bare
SMNA 18mm; 2.1g
Gratian AR Siliqua, 367-368 AD. Antioch. RIC IX Antioch 34f
DN GRATI-ANVS AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right /
VOT X MVLT XX within wreath. Mintmark dot ANT.
DN GRATIANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
VOT XV MVLT XX in four lines within wreath, globe in badge at the top of the wreath.
Mintmark SISCPS. 1.5g, 16mm
RIC IX Siscia 19b1; Sear 19985; RSC 22c-f.
but with Cross rather than the more commonly seen Christogram.
Gratian. A.D.367-383. Æ 2. Antioch Mint.
Obv.: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, helmeted, draped, cuirassed bust r., holding spear & shield.
Rev.: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Emperor standing left on galley, head facing right, hand raised, galley steered by Victory; wreath in left field, Cross in upper right field; ANTB in exergue.
Diam.: 22 mm.
Weight: 4.57 grams.
Attrib.: Drösser pg. 43, fig. 38 [this coin]. RIC IX Antioch 40(a)/3. LRBC 2712.
Former collection of Wolfgang Drösser.
W. Drösser, “Christus auf Münzen” – in Zeichen, Worten und Bildern: Rom, Byzanz und Axum” (Brühl, Duitsland, 2011).
DN GRATIANVS PF AVG // GLORIA ROMANORVM / ALEA
D N GRATIANVS P F AVG // REPARATIO REI PVB / ANTA
Note the sharp detail, especially on the reverse. The emperor is wearing some strange thing around his waist.
He spend much of his reign in Trier (Germany) were the coin below was struck. He was the last Roman emperor to cross the Rhine. He battled the Alamanni, for example in the battle of Argentovaria. In 378 he marched east to join Valens' forces against the Goths, but arrived too late.
Most famously he abolished religious freedom and made Catholicism Rome's state religion. Not bad for a man who died at the age of 24 years.
What is Roma sitting on? Is this meant to be an emperor's cuirass?
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