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brm_726115 - CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANS Centenionalis ou nummus AU
70.00 €(Approx. 75.60$ | 59.50£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 347-348
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,41 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan ovale, avec de jolis détails. Patine marron
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’a) ; diadème perlé et gemmé.
Obverse translation : “Constans Pius Felix Augustus”, (Constans pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN/ D//TRP.
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout face à face, tenant chacune une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Victoriæ Dominorum Augustorum Que Nostrorum”, (À la Victoire de nos seigneurs et augustes).

Historical background


CONSTANS

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

Augustus

Constans was born in 320 and received the title of Caesar on December 25, 333. Made august after September 9, 337 with his two other brothers, Constantine II and Constantius II, he soon became angry with his elder brother, who died in April 340. After the death of his brother, Constans recovers the heritage of Constantine II and obtains the charge of the West. A maiorina is struck on the occasion of the 1100th anniversary of Rome in 348, an anniversary recalled by the reverse legend "the Return of Happy Times". Constans is assassinated at the beginning of the year 350.

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