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E-auction 568-509881 - brm_893364 - CONSTANTIUS II Silique

CONSTANTIUS II Silique AU
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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 149 €
Maximum bid : 180 €
End of the sale : 04 March 2024 14:25:00
bidders : 16 bidders
Type : Silique
Date: 358
Mint name / Town : Sirmium
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,31 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré, fissuré à 6h. Joli buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadèmé, 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// .SIRM..
Reverse description : Légende en quatre lignes dans une couronne fermée.
Reverse translation : "Votis tricennalibus Multis quadridecennalibus", (Vœux pour les trente années de règnes et plus pour les quarante années à venir).

Historical background


CONSTANTIUS II

(8/11/324-3/11/361)

Augustus

Constantius II was born on August 7, 318 in Sirmium. He was raised to the cesarat on November 8, 324 at the age of six. He will reign 37 years, one of the longest reigns of the 4th century. After having crushed the revolt of Magnentius, he was alone august with a Caesar, Constance Galle, whom he had executed in 354. On November 6, 355, he elevated his cousin Julian to the title of Caesar. He went to Rome in 357, then to Sirmium, which he made his capital. Faced with the Sassanid danger, he left this region in 359 and settled in Antioch. Julien is proclaimed august in February 360. Constantius dies on November 3, 361, leaving Julien at the head of the Empire.

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