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brm_298422 - CONSTANS Demi-maiorina, (PB, Æ 3)

CONSTANS Demi-maiorina, (PB, Æ 3) AU/AU
65.00 €(Approx. 68.25$ | 55.90£)
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Type : Demi-maiorina, (PB, Æ 3)
Date: 348-350
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,23 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement ovale, centré des deux côtés. Grènetis visible. Patine vert olive
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Obverse legend : D N CONSTA-NS 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.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Constans Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Constans pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : FEL TEMP - REPARATIO/ -|-// ASIS.
Reverse description : Phénix debout à droite, la tête dans un nimbe radié sur un bûcher pyramidal.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Temporum Reparatio”, (Le retour des temps heureux).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extémités bouletées. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum.

Historical background




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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