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brm_504514 - CONSTANS Demi-maiorina, (PB, Æ 3)

CONSTANS Demi-maiorina, (PB, Æ 3) AU/AU
135.00 €(Approx. 153.90$ | 118.80£)
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Type : Demi-maiorina, (PB, Æ 3)
Date: 348-350
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 2,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 10e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré. Très beau portrait. Frappe un peu faible au revers. A été nettoyé
Catalogue references :
C.22 - RIC.131 - LRBC.2619 - RCV.18723

Obverse


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).
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Constans Pius Felix Augustus", (Notre seigneur Constans pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FEL. TEMP. REPARATIO/ -|*// ANI.
Reverse description : Phénix debout à droite, la tête dans un nimbe radié sur un globe.
Reverse translation : "Felicitas Temporum Reparatio", (Le retour des temps heureux).

Commentary


Pois léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cabochon gemmé de fermeture du diadème. Au revers,le globe est orné d’une croisette cantonnée de symboles. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type avec globe au revers pour l’atelier d’Antioche.

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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