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brm_616597 - CONSTANTIUS II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTIUS II Centenionalis ou nummus AU/AU
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 341
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,58 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Faiblesses de frappe. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLORI-A EXER-CITVS/ I//SLC.
Reverse description : Deux soldats debout face à face, casqués et vêtus militairement, tenant chacun une haste et s'appuyant sur un bouclier ; au milieu, une enseigne militaire.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Exercitus”, (La gloire de l'armée).

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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