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E-auction 500-410421 - brm_607402 - CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina réduite, imitation

CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina réduite, imitation AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 14 November 2022 14:28:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Maiorina réduite, imitation
Date: c. 355-361
Mint name / Town : Atelier local
Metal : copper
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, échancré à 8 heures au droit. Belle patine vert foncé
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Obverse legend : LÉGENDE CORROMPUE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a) ; diadème perlé.


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE CORROMPUE.
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.


Poids très léger, faisant penser au minimi du III siècle. Imitation. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

Historical background




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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