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Live auction - brm_479605 - CONSTANS Maiorina, (MB, Æ 2)

CONSTANS Maiorina, (MB, Æ 2) MS
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 15:40:07
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Maiorina, (MB, Æ 2)
Date: 348-350
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 4,79 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un petit flan épais. Très beau portrait de Constans. Revers de style fin. Belle patine marron foncé. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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, tenant un globe de la main droite (A'6a).
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Constans Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Constans pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : FEL TEMP - REPARATIO/ -|-// ALE.
Reverse description : Constans nu-tête et en habit militaire, debout à gauche, tenant un étendard de la main droite et s'appuyant sur un bouclier ; devant lui, deux captifs à genoux.
Reverse legend : D.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Temporum Reparatio”, (Le retour des temps heureux).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Fibule richement ornementée.

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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