Gratian AE2, GRATIA-NVS, RIC IX Lyons 28a (AD 379-383) Unpublished AE2 in RIC (Weight)
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Gratian AE2, GRATIA-NVS, RIC IX Lyons 28a (AD 379-383) Unpublished AE2 in RIC (Weight)

Origin: Roman Empire

Composition: AE 2(Bronze)

Weight: 5,32 g
Diameter: 22,0 mm 
Shape: Round

Tickness: 1 mm

Mint: LVGD (Lyon-France) S

Rarity index: 10 (1-10)

Condition 

Obverse: VF-
Reverse: VF+

Description 

Obverse: DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right 

Reverse: REPARATIO-REIPVB, Emperor standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe in left hand and raising kneeling, turreted woman with right hand; right field: S; 

Bibliographie:

Ø       Unpublished AE2 in RIC (Lyon)

Ø      RIC IX Lyons 28a

Ø      http://tomross.ancients.info/Emperor%20Images/gratian.htm

History:

An early supporter of Christianity, Gratian vigorously and systematically rooted out paganism wherever he could and went so far as to refuse the title of Pontifex Maximus, the highest religious position, feeling that it belonged to a true religious leader. His early career was marked by his competent dealing with the troublesome barbarians north of Italy while later in his career he withdrew somewhat from his duties to spend his time hunting instead. He died at the hands of his own soldiers to avert a bloody civil war against Magnus Maximus who was fast approaching.

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