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E-auction 322-238971 - CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus MS
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 53 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 17 June 2019 14:09:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 323-324
Mint name / Town : Londres
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Magnifique buste de Constantin II. Revers de style fin, de frappe un peu molle. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTI-NVS IVN N C.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et cuirassé de Constantin II César à gauche drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (C11).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Iunior Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Constantin le jeune très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : BEAT TRA-NQLITAS/ VOT/IS/ XX/ -|-// PLON.
Reverse description : Autel inscrit surmonté d'un globe et de trois étoiles.
Reverse translation : “Beata Tranquillitas/ Votis vicennalibus”, (L'heureuse tranquillité/ Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Casque décoré. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges fines et tombantes.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE II

(1/03/317-04/340) Flavius Claudius Julius Constantinus

Caesar (1/03/317-9/09/337)

Born in February 317 according to the most recent timeline, the young Constantine received on coins the title of Caesar as his half-brother and his cousin Licinius Crispus and the title of prince of youth. Constantine II was the eldest son of Constantine I and Fausta. In September 337, he received the "pars occidentalis" the empire with his brother Constans subjection, Constantius II with the "pars orientalis". Very quickly, Constantine and Constans quarreled. The eldest was eliminated in April 340.

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