EF. Well Centred
|Condition:||EF (Extremely Fine)|
|Country:||Holy Roman Empire, Roman Empire|
Gratian, 367-383. Gold Solidus ( 4.46 g ). Mint : Constantinopolis, 367-375.
Obverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian to right.
Reverse: PRINCIPIVM IVVENTVTIS / *CONS(wreath) Gratian, as prince of the youth, standing right in military attire, holding transverse spear with his right hand and globe in his left.
Ref: RIC IX 24; Depeyrot 21/3. Extremely fine. Rare early issue.
Similar type but in MS condition was sold for $20,000 at US Auction .
Another Similar type in lower grade was sold for $5500 at Cng Auction's
Very hard to find in this condition not to bee missed
These early type's are rarely in market .
Gratian was Roman emperor from 367 to 383. The eldest son of Valentinian I, Gratian accompanied, during his youth, his father on several campaigns along the Rhine and Danube frontiers. Upon the death of Valentinian in 375, Gratian's brother Valentinian II was declared emperor by his father's soldiers. In 378, Gratian's generals won a decisive victory over the Lentienses, a branch of the Alamanni, at the Battle of Argentovaria. Gratian subsequently led a campaign across the Rhine, the last emperor to do so, and attacked the Lentienses, forcing the tribe to surrender. That same year, his uncle Valens was killed in the Battle of Adrianople against the Goths – making Gratian essentially ruler of the entire Roman Empire. He favoured Christianity over traditional Roman religion, refusing the divine attributes of the Emperors and removing the Altar of Victory from the Roman Senate.
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