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E-auction 270-192124 - CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 25 €
Price : 22 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:32:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 328-329
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,20 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Patine vert foncé. Monnaie sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Joli portrait
Catalogue references :

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..
Reverse description : Porte de camp surmontée de deux tourelles ; au milieu, une étoile.
Reverse translation : “Providentiæ Cæsarum”, (À la Providence de nos césars).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. Sept rangs verticaux de pierres au revers dans la porte dont le premier est formé de meurtrières ornées de globules et le dernier est orné de globules ce qui est exceptionnel. Sur cet exemplaire, on note un deuxième minuscule globule en fin de marque d’exergue.

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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