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E-auction 558-491921 - brm_301294 - CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina (MB, Æ 2)

CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina (MB, Æ 2) AU
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 28 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 25 December 2023 14:14:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Maiorina (MB, Æ 2)
Date: 351-354
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,24 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, centré de part et d’autres. Agréable patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N CONSTAN- TIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constance II à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Constantius Pius Felix Augustus", (Notre seigneur Constance pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO/ (GAMMA)//CONS(DELTA)*.
Reverse description : Soldat casqué, vêtu militairement, tenant un bouclier sur le bras gauche et une haste de la main droite terrassant un cavalier tombé au sol couché sur son cheval qui est tourné à droite.
Reverse translation : "Felicitas Temporum Reparatio", (Le retour des temps heureux).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges cloutées sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


CONSTANTIUS II

(8/11/324-3/11/361)

Augustus

Constantius II was born on August 7, 318 in Sirmium. He was raised to the cesarat on November 8, 324 at the age of six. He will reign 37 years, one of the longest reigns of the 4th century. After having crushed the revolt of Magnentius, he was alone august with a Caesar, Constance Galle, whom he had executed in 354. On November 6, 355, he elevated his cousin Julian to the title of Caesar. He went to Rome in 357, then to Sirmium, which he made his capital. Faced with the Sassanid danger, he left this region in 359 and settled in Antioch. Julien is proclaimed august in February 360. Constantius dies on November 3, 361, leaving Julien at the head of the Empire.

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