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brm_299064 - CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina, (MB, Æ 2)

CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina, (MB, Æ 2) AU
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Item sold on our e-shop (2021)
Price : 125.00 €
Type : Maiorina, (MB, Æ 2)
Date: 348-350
Mint name / Town : Nicomedia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,31 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, de style fin. Patine gris foncé avec restes d’argenture visibles
Catalogue references :
LRBC.2289 var. - RIC.68

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constance à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant un globe de la main droite (A’6c) ; diadème perlé et gemmé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Constantius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Constance pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FEL TEMP- REPARATIO/ -|-// SMNE.
Reverse description : L’empereur, tête nue, vêtu militairement debout de face tourné à gauche, tenant un labarum chrismé de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche ; à ses pieds, deux captifs agenouillés face à face, tournés à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Temporum Reparatio”, (Le retour des temps heureux).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines et bouletées visibles des deux côtés. Globe décoré.

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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