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brm_301431 - CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus AU
35.00 €(Approx. 39.55$ | 29.40£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 337-341
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,14 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de l’empereur. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONST-ANS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constans auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'c) ; diadème perlé et gemmé.
Obverse translation : “Constans Pius Felix Augustus”, (Constans pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS/ -|-// SMHA.
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.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Exercitus”, (La Gloire de l'armée).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. Diadème perlé. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


CONSTANS

(25/12/335-18/01/350) Flavius Julius Constans

August (9/09/337-18/01-350)

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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