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brm_840225 - CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus AU
40.00 €(Approx. 43.20$ | 34.40£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 323-324
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,69 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Patine vert foncé
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 : CAESARVM NOSTRORVM/ VOT/ ./ X// PTR(CROISSANT).
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Caesarum Nostrorum/ Votis decennalibus”, (Vœux pour le dixième anniversaire de règne de nos césars).

Historical background


CONSTANTINE II

(1/03/317-04/340)

Caesar

Born in February 317 according to the most recent chronology, Constantine the Younger receives on coins the title of Caesar like his half-brother Crispus and his cousin Licinius, as well as the title of Prince of Youth. Constantine II is the eldest son of Constantine I and Fausta. In September 337, he received the "pars occidentalis" from the Empire with subjection to his brother Constans, Constantius II having the "pars orientalis". Very quickly, Constantin and Constans fall out. The eldest is eliminated in April 340.

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