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brm_731234 - CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina

CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina AU
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 124.50£)
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Type : Maiorina
Date: mai- juin
Date: 350
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,10 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan court et irrégulier mais bien centré. Superbe revers finement détaillé. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG/ A|-.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constance II Auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant un globe de la main droite (A5’c) ; diadème perlé et gemmé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Constantius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Constance pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLORIA ROMANORVM/ -|*// [...].
Reverse description : L'empereur à cheval à droite, vêtu militairement, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite et un bouclier de la gauche, terrassant un ennemi placé devant lui ; des armes brisées sous le cheval.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Romanorum”, (La gloire des Romains).

Commentary


Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les différents ouvrages.

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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