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Live auction - brm_479344 - CONSTANTIUS II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTIUS II Centenionalis ou nummus MS
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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 120 €
Maximum bid : 120 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 15:40:37
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 343-347
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,62 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan bien centré. Portrait de toute beauté. Revers finement détaillé. Magnifique patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection L. P

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTI-VS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constance II auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Constantius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Constance pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN/ PHL// PLG.
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout face à face, tenant chacune une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Victoriæ Dominorum Augustorum Que Nostrorum”, (À la Victoire de nos seigneurs et augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


CONSTANCE II

(8/11/324-3/11/361) Flavius Julius Valerius Constantius

August (9/09/337-3/11/361)

Constantius II was born on August 7 318 Sirmium. It is high césarat 8 November 324 at the age of six years. He will reign thirty-seven years, one of the longest reigns of the fourth century. After crushing the revolt of Magnentius, it is only august with a caesar, Constance Galle, he has performed in 354. November 6, 355, he raises his cousin Julien under Caesar. He went to Rome in 357, then at Sirmium he made it his capital. Before the Sassanid danger, he leaves this region 359 and settled in Antioch. Julien was proclaimed in February august 360. Constance died 3 November 361, leaving Julien at the head of the Empire.

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