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brm_596223 - CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina réduite, (PB, Æ 3)

CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina réduite, (PB, Æ 3) AU/XF
75.00 €(Approx. 84.75$ | 63.00£)
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Type : Maiorina réduite, (PB, Æ 3)
Date: 359-360
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais. Beau buste de Constance II à l’usure superficielle au droit, plus marquée au revers. Patine marron
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Obverse


Obverse legend : D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constance II auguste 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 : SPES REI-PVBLICE/ -|-// PCON.
Reverse description : L’empereur debout à gauche, casqué, vêtu militairement, tenant un globe de la main droite et une haste renversée de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Spes Reipublice”, (L’Espérance de la chose publique).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum. P. Ferrando a recensé 13 exemplaires dont huit en musées.

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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