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E-auction 206-133783 - CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 28 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2017 14:31:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 332
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,42 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Petit flan ovale bien centré. Joli buste et superbe revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin II césar à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Iunior Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Constantin le jeune très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS/ -|-// .PLG.
Reverse description : Deux soldats, vêtus militairement, tenant chacun une haste renversée de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche, debout face à face ; au milieu deux enseignes militaires.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Exercitus”, (La Gloire de l’armée).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse cloutée. Ptéryges larges.

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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