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brm_726084 - CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE II Centenionalis ou nummus AU/AU
70.00 €(Approx. 76.30$ | 58.80£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 333-335
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,97 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec une très jolie iconographie au revers. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin II à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Iunior Nobilissimus Cæsar", (Constantin jeune très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS// RBS.
Reverse description : Deux soldats debout, casqués, tenant chacun une haste et appuyés sur un bouclier ; entre eux, deux enseignes militaires.
Reverse translation : "Gloria Exercitus", (La Gloire de l'armée).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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