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brm_732610 - CONSTANS Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)

CONSTANS Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4) AU

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Type : Nummus, (PBQ, Æ 4)
Date: 347-348
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : copper
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,47 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan court, avec un très joli revers détaillé. Belle patine sombre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Constans à droite (O'c) ; diadème perlé et gemmé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Constans Pius Felix Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Constans pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VOT/ XX/ MVLT/ XXX// [...].
Reverse description : dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse translation : “Votis Vincennalibus Multis Trincennalibus”, (Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne et plus pour le trentième anniversaire à venir).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


CONSTANS

(25/12/335-18/01/350)

Augustus

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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