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E-auction 302-221324 - CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus VF
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 8 €
Maximum bid : 8 €
End of the sale : 28 January 2019 14:35:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 334-335
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,15 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Usure régulière. Joli buste de Constans. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constans césar à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse translation : “Constans Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Constans très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLORI-A EXER-CITVS// SMTS.
Reverse description : Deux soldats debout face à face, casqués et vêtus militairement, tenant chacun une haste et s'appuyant sur un bouclier ; au milieu, deux enseignes militaires.
Reverse legend : D.
Reverse translation : "Gloria Exercitus", (La gloire de l'armée).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum.

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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