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E-auction 270-192121 - CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 13 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:30:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 337-341
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,31 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan ovale, bien centré. Patine verte. Joli revers ainsi qu’un beau buste de Constans
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTAN-S P F 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/ -|-// BSIS(CROISSANT POINTÉ).
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


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Sur cet exemplaire, le diadème composite semble lauré et gemmé. Cabochon rond gemmé. 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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