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E-auction 324-240392 - CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 85 €
Price : 48 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 01 July 2019 14:15:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 321
Mint name / Town : Londres
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan épais, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très joli buste de Constantin II. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTI-NVS IVN N C.
Obverse description : Buste radié, et cuirassé de Constantin II César à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant (B1).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Iunior Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Constantin le jeune très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : BEATA TRA-NQVILLITAS/ VOT/IS/ XX/ F|B// PLON.
Reverse description : Globe posé sur un autel surmonté de trois étoiles.
Reverse translation : “Beata Tranquillitas/ Votis vicennalibus”, (L'Heureuse tranquillité/ Vœux pour le vingt anniversaire de règne).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. 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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