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Live auction - brm_662317 - CONSTANTIUS II Solidus

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Estimate : 5 500 €
Price : 3 500 €
Maximum bid : 3 500 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 15:20:49
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Solidus
Date: 351-355
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,48 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Buste de très bon style, bien venu à la frappe. Superbe revers finement détaillé. Patine de collection
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Obverse description : Buste diadémé, casqué et cuirassé de Constance II auguste de face, tenant de la main droite la haste qui repose sur l'épaule et de la gauche, un bouclier orné d'un cavalier chargeant à gauche et terrassant un fantassin (N'a).
Obverse translation : “Flavius Iulius Constantius Perpetuus Augustus”, (Flavien Jules Constance perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : GLORIA - REI - PVBLICAE/ VOT/ XXX/ MVLT/ XXXX// -|- CONS.
Reverse description : Rome et Constantinople assises de face sur une banquette, tenant ensemble un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Reipublicæ/ Votis tricennalibus/ Multis quadracennalibus”, (La gloire du bien public/ Vœux pour le trentième anniversaire de règne et plus pour les quarante à venir).

Historical background


(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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