Gratian Bronze Very Fine

Gratian was the son of the emperor Valentinian I and in A.D. 367 was made Augustus at only seven years old. His father died in A.D. 375 and his uncle Valens in A.D. 378 leaving him sole ruler of the whole Roman Empire at 19! Realising he could not rule alone Gratian promoted the successful general Theodosius to Augustus in the East. They fought off multiple barbarian invasions until in A.D. 383 Magnus Maximus, the commander in Britain, thought he could do better and rebelled. The unfortunate Gratian was deserted by his troops and murdered at Lugdunum (Lyon), just 24 years old. Gratian had a turbulent reign of constant border warfare and was a fervent Christian, famously removing the ancient Altar of Victory from the Senate in Rome! The coins of Gratian are a bit harder to fi nd than those of his father and uncle, likely from the instability at the time. We can off er bronze coins of Gratian in Very Fine and Fine condition with various reverses.
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