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brm_607117 - CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus AU
75.00 €(Approx. 81.75$ | 66.00£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 337-338
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,65 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Constans. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANS - P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constans auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'b) ; diadème lauré et gemmé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Constans Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Constans pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS/ Y// PLC.
Reverse description : Deux soldats debout face à face, casqués et vêtus militairement, tenant chacun une haste et s'appuyant sur un bouclier ; au milieu, un vexillum orné d'un chrisme.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Exercitus”, (La Gloire de l'Armée).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente.

Historical background


CONSTANS

(25/12/335-18/01/350)

August

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. A maiorina was struck on the occasion of the 1100th anniversary of Rome in 348, recalled by the legend of setbacks "Return of the Happy Time." Constans was murdered at the beginning of the year 350.

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