Selection of Bronze Constans Centenionales

$82.30

A selection of Roman bronze centenionales minted under the Emperor Constans I. The obverse features the bust of the Emperor, depicted wearing the pearl-diadem, draped and cuirassed. In one hand he holds a small globe. Encircling his profile is the inscription, known as the legend, D N CONSTANS P F AVG. This denotes the name of the Emperor, Constans and his title of  ‘Augustus’. The reverse presents an emotive scene of a Roman soldier, possibly Constans himself, with a threatening spear in his hand and advancing to the right with his head reverted. He drags a barbarian from a hut beneath the tree. The reverse side also presents an inscription;  FEL TEMP REPARATIO, which can be translated as “the restorer of happy times”.

Priced individually, for a single coin. Please note this is a general lot and individual selection is not available.

Date: AD 348-350
Condition: Fine condition. Clear and defined profile and crisp legend to obverse and reverse.

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SKU: AG-25 Category: Tags: , ,

Constans was the son of Constantine I, the Great. Constans became Caesar in AD 333 and he later succeeded his father, taking the title of Augustus in AD 337. During his rule he had to face some years of instability following the increasing tension with his brother Constantine II, who claimed control over his territories. Constans led some successful military campaigns, blocking the Sarmatians invasion in the north west. The subject of these coin refers to the Emperor’s success at stopping the invasion. Interestingly these coins were issued by 13 different mints, with each mint using a varying tree (branch, shrub or plant). This selection features two different types of tree; signifying their provenance from different mints. Available mintmarks are Aquileia, AQS, or Treveri, TRS. Coins without definitive mintmarks can be credited to specific mints through the decipherment of the specific tree used.

 

Weight 4.56 g
Dimensions W 2.1 cm
Metal

Region

Roman Emperors

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