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E-auction 262-184705 - CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina réduite

CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina réduite MS
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 62 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:10:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Maiorina réduite
Date: 355-361
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,46 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Officine: 12e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un très petit flan avec un très beau portrait. Patine marron et sable. Très joli revers
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/ M|-//. ANBI .
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. Semble complètement inédit et non recnsé avec le globule placé avant la marque d’exerge.

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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