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brm_863706 - CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus XF
25.00 €(Approx. 27.25$ | 21.00£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 334-335
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,12 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale et centré. Usure régulière sur les reliefs, et revers agréable. Patine gris sombre
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 : GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS// 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


Poids léger.

Historical background


CONSTANS

(25/12/333-18/01/350)

Caesar

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

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