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brm_233137 - CONSTANS Maiorina (MB, Æ 2)

CONSTANS Maiorina (MB, Æ 2) AU/XF
75.00 €(Approx. 84.75$ | 63.00£)
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Type : Maiorina (MB, Æ 2)
Date: 348
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,43 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement ovale, bien centré. Beau portrait légèrement stylisé. Frappe molle au revers. Jolie patine vert olive foncé, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constans auguste à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant un globe de la main droite (A'6a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Constans Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Constans pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FEL. TEMP. REPAR-ATIO/ -|-// SLG.
Reverse description : Soldat casqué, vêtu militairement debout à droite, tenant une haste transversale, sortant un personnage de sa hutte ; derrière un arbre penché.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Temporum Reparatio”, (Le retour des temps heureux).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouleées. Les ptéryges sont invisibles sous le paludamentum. La cuirasse semble ornée de globules. Le globe que tient Constans est divisé en quatre parties comme le globe surmontant l’autel des “Beata Tranquillitas”.

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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