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E-auction 151-89586 - brm_199071 - CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 63 €
Maximum bid : 75 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2016 14:24:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 336
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,45 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan parfaitement centré. Très beau portrait. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine marron foncé lissée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANS NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constans César à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : "Constans Nobilissimus Cæsar", (Constans très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLORI-A EXER-CITVS// SCONST.
Reverse description : Deux soldats debout face à face, casqués et vêtus militairement, tenant chacun une haste et s'appuyant sur un bouclier ; au milieu, une enseigne militaire ornée d'un chrisme.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Exercitus”, (La Gloire de l'armée).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum. Semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux pour le dernier fils de Constantin.

Historical background


CONSTANS

(25/12/333-18/01/350) Flavius Julius Constans

Caesar (25/12/333-9/09/337)

Constans was born in 320 and received the title of Caesar on December 25 333. Augustus after 9 September 337 with his two other brothers, Constantine II, Constantius II, it soon became angry with his older brother who died in April 340. After the death of his brother Constans recovery legacy of Constantine II and was in charge of the West.

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