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brm_692748 - CONSTANTIUS II Silique

CONSTANTIUS II Silique AU
230.00 €(Approx. 259.90$ | 195.50£)
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Type : Silique
Date: 360-361
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,96 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré. Très joli revers. Fine usure superficielle. Patine grise

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 : VICTORIA - DD NN AVG/ -|-// LVG.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) drapée, marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Dominorum Nostrorum Augustorum”, (La Victoire de nos seigneurs augustes).

Commentary


Rubans convergents : rubans descendant verticalement le long de la nuque (type 3). Les ptéryges sont visibles sous le paludamentum. Au revers, une seule aile est visible derrière la Victoire. Pour notre type, nous avons 41 exemplaires.

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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