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E-auction 262-184720 - CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 29 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:18:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 330-333
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,27 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré à l’usure régulière, parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Jolie patine verte
Catalogue references :

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// .SMK.
Reverse description : Deux soldats debout face à face, vêtus militairement, tenant chacun une haste renversée et s’appuyant sur un bouclier ; au milieu, deux enseignes militaires.
Reverse legend : G.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Exercitus”, (La gloire de l’armée).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges larges. Marque d’atelier ponctuée.

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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