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brm_603987 - CONSTANTIUS II Silique

CONSTANTIUS II Silique XF
125.00 €(Approx. 147.50$ | 106.25£)
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Type : Silique
Date: 360-361
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,75 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré. Buste de Constance II de frappe un peu molle et faible. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Constantius Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Constance pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VOTIS/ XXX/ MVLTIS/ XXXX// SCON.
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne en quatre lignes.
Reverse translation : “Votis tricennalibus/ Multis quadracennalibus”, (Vœux pour le trentième anniversaire de règne et plus pour le quarantième anniversaire à venir).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Pour ce type, P. Ferrando a recensé 88 exemplaires dont vingt 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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