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E-auction 206-133776 - CONSTANS Demi-maiorina, (PB, Æ 3)

CONSTANS Demi-maiorina, (PB, Æ 3) AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 66 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2017 14:28:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Demi-maiorina, (PB, Æ 3)
Date: 348-350
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,08 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Magnifique portrait. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine vert olive foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constans à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Constans Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Constans pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FEL TEMP - REPARATIO// (GAMMA)SIS.
Reverse description : L'empereur debout de face tourné à gauche sur une galère voguant à gauche, conduite par Victoria agenouillée à gauche, tenant une rame ; l'empereur est vêtu militairement, tenant un globe surmonté d'un phénix de la main droite et un labarum chrismé de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : L..
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Temporum Reparatio”, (Le retour des temps heureux).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. 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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