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brm_551719 - CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 328-329
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée des deux côtés. Joli revers, finement détaillé. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection M. P

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin II césar à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Iunior Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Constantin le jeune très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS// ESIS(CROISSANTS SUPERPOSÉS).
Reverse description : Porte de camp surmontée de deux tourelles ; au milieu, une étoile.
Reverse translation : “Providentiæ Cæsarum”, (À la Providence de nos césars).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées.
L’atelier de Siscia pour cette émission fonctionne avec cinq officines. La cinquième est normalement réservée à Constantin II.

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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