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brm_581886 - CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus AU
45.00 €(Approx. 54.45$ | 40.05£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 333-335
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,20 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale à l’usure superficielle. Beau buste de Constantin II. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine marron foncé
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 gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Junior Nobilissimus Cæsar", (Constantin le jeune très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS/ -|-// SMALA.
Reverse description : Deux soldats debout face à face, vêtus militairement, tenant chacun une haste renversée ; au milieu deux enseignes militaires.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Exercitus”, (La gloire de l'armée).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

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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