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E-auction 502-412981 - brm_604363 - VETRANIO for CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina

VETRANIO for CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:13:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Maiorina
Date: 350
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,77 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG/ A|*.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constance II auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Constantius Pius Felix Augustus", (Notre seigneur Constance pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA - MILITVM/ A|-// .(DELTA)SIS..
Reverse description : L'empereur debout à gauche, surmonté d'une étoile, vêtu militairement, tenant dans chaque main un labarum chrismé.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Militum”, (La Concorde des soldats).

Commentary


Cette pièce appartient à la série lourde alors qu’elle est accostée au droit de l’étoile dans le champ à droite. Rubans de type 3 aux extrméités bouletées. Ptéryges cloutées sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


Vetranio for CONSTANCE II

(350)

Coinage in the name of Constantius II

The year 350 is a milestone in the history of the Empire. Magnentius proclaimed august Autun 18 January 350. Constans fled to Spain. It is caught by Gaiso Elne at the foot of the Pyrenees in late January and is murdered. The events will then rush. Vetranio proclaimed august 1st March 350 at the instigation of Constantina, daughter of Constantine I and Fausta, the widow of Hanniballien, the future wife Constance Galle. Magnence seizes Italy for some time as Nepotian, the son of Anastasia, the half-sister of Constantine, was proclaimed in Rome on June 3 His reign lasted only 27 days, it is eliminated and his mother by Marcellinus, faithful Magnentius. Meanwhile Constantius II, the last surviving son of Constantine I, trying to stall. He sent emissaries to Magnentius and Vetranio. Negotiations with Magnence fail, but Vetranio, which recognizes Constance II abdicated on December 25 and 350 retired into Bithynia. He died in 356.

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