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E-auction 327-243035 - CONSTANTIUS II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTIUS II Centenionalis ou nummus MS
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 33 €
Maximum bid : 66 €
End of the sale : 22 July 2019 14:14:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 333-335
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,24 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Beau buste de Constance II césar. Revers de toute beauté. Magnifique patine verte. Conserve son brillant de frappe et son coupant de frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constance II césar à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse translation : “Flavius Julius Constantius Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Flavien Jules Constance très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS// CONSS..
Reverse description : Deux soldats debout face à face, casqués et vêtus militairement, tenant chacun une haste et s'appuyant sur un bouclier ; au milieu, deux enseignes militaires.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Exercitus”, (La gloire de l'armée).

Commentary


Ce type semble beaucoup moins répandu pour l’atelier de Constantinople. Pour ce type, seules les troisième, sixième et dixième officines sont répertoriées pour Constance II.

Historical background


CONSTANCE II

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

Caesar (8/11/324-9/09/337)

Constantius II, born August 7, 318 to Sirmium, was raised to 324 césarat Nov. 8 at the age of six years. In 337, after the death of his father, this is he who leaves or kill most of its collateral family, descendants of Constantius and Theodora. Only escaped the massacre and Julien Constance Galle.

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