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E-auction 519-433635 - brm_600931 - CONSTANS Demi-maiorina, (PB, Æ 3)

CONSTANS Demi-maiorina, (PB, Æ 3) XF
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 14 €
Maximum bid : 17 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2023 14:11:40
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Demi-maiorina, (PB, Æ 3)
Date: 348-350
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,52 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


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 et heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : FEL TEMP - REPARATIO/ -|-// TESA.
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 translation : “Felicitas Temporum Reparatio”, (Le Retour des temps heureux).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées .

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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