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brm_606897 - CONSTANTIUS II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTIUS II Centenionalis ou nummus AU/AU
35.00 €(Approx. 39.55$ | 29.75£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 337-338
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,28 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Constance II. Joli revers. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :
LRBC.790  - RIC.182  - C.293  - RCV.18059

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN/ -|-// ASIS.
Reverse description : Deux victoires ailées debout face à face tenant chacune une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Victoriæ Dominorum Augustorum Que Nostrum", (À la Victoire de nos maîtres et augustes).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges larges visibles sous le paludamentum. Diadème richement ornementé, perlé et gemmé, terminé par un cabochon rond gemmé.

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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