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brm_894583 - VETRANIO for CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina

VETRANIO for CONSTANTIUS II Maiorina AU
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Maiorina
Date: 350
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,83 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli buste de Constance II. Revers agréable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG/ A|*.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constance II 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 : HOC SIG-NO VICTOR ERIS/ A|-// .BSIS..
Reverse description : Constance en habit militaire, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un labarum chrismé de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; à sa droite, Victoria (La Victoire) le couronnant de la main droite et tenant une palme de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Hoc Signo Victor Eris” (Par ce signe, tu seras vainqueur).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

Historical background


VETRANIO for CONSTANTIUS II

(350)

Coinage in the name of Constantius II

The year 350 is a pivotal date in the history of the Empire. Magnentius was proclaimed august at Autun on January 18, 350. Constans fled to Spain. He is caught by Gaiso in Elne, at the foot of the Pyrenees, at the end of January and is assassinated. Events will then rush. Vétranion was proclaimed august on March 1, 350 at the instigation of Constantina, daughter of Constantine I and Fausta, widow of Hanniballien, future wife of Constance Galle. Magnentius seizes Italy for a short time because Nepotian, the son of Anastasia, half-sister of Constantine I, is proclaimed in Rome on June 3. His reign lasted only 27 days. He is eliminated as well as his mother by Marcellinus, faithful of Magnentius. Meanwhile Constantius II, last surviving son of Constantine I, is trying to temporize. He sends emissaries to Magnentius and to Vétranion. Negotiations with Magnentius failed, but Vétranion, who recognized Constantius II, abdicated on December 25, 350 and retired to Bithynia. He will die there in 356.

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