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brm_678883 - CONSTANTIUS II Silique

CONSTANTIUS II Silique XF
225.00 €(Approx. 254.25$ | 191.25£)
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Type : Silique
Date: 360-361
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,30 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan mince et irrégulier bien conservé. Beau buste. Joli revers. Patine grise superficielle
Catalogue references :
C.-  - RIC.-  - RSC.-  - F.-  - EMA.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N (LÉGENDE CORROMPUE).
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constance II Auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'b) ; diadème perlé et lauré.
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


Imitation de bon style à la légende corrompue. Poids très léger. Aucune imitiation de ce type n’est signalée par P. Ferrando dans son ouvrage consacré au monnayage de l’atelier d’Arles.

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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