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E-auction 365-278152 - CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 17 €
End of the sale : 13 April 2020 14:24:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 320-321
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,04 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré. Buste particulier de Constantin II César. Joli revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS INV NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constantin II césar à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*1).
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Junior Nobilissimus Cæsar", (Constantin le jeune très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CAESARVM NOSTRORVM/ VOT/ V// TSBVI.
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne ornée d’une étoile.
Reverse translation : “Cæsarum Nostrorum/ Votis Quinquennalia”, (Vœux pour le cinquième anniversaire de règne de nos césars).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. 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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