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E-auction 342-256670 - CONSTANS Demi-maiorina

CONSTANS Demi-maiorina AU
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 67 €
Maximum bid : 100 €
End of the sale : 04 November 2019 14:22:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Demi-maiorina
Date: 348-350
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,80 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique monnaie de haut relief. Joli revers et belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


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


Avec cette marque à l’exergue, le type semble complètement inédit !.

Historical background


(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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