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brm_607328 - CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina

CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina AU/XF
95.00 €(Approx. 103.55$ | 78.85£)
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Type : Maiorina
Date: 348-350
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,26 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais et irrégulier. Beau buste de Constance II. Frappe molle au revers. 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 auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'c).
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Constantius Pius Felix Augustus", (Notre seigneur Constance pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FEL TEMP - REPARATIO/ (GAMMA)|*//*TSA*.
Reverse description : L'empereur, tête nue, vêtu militairement debout de face tourné à gauche, tenant un labarum chrismé de la main gauche et un globe nicéphore de la main droite ; à ses pieds, un captif agenouillé, tourné à gauche.
Reverse translation : "Felicitas Temporum Reparatio", (Le retour des temps heureux).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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