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Ancients: Constantius II (AD 337-361). AV solidus (20.5mm, 4.48 gm, 7h). ...

2013 September 25 - 27, 30 & October 1 World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #3026

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Auction Ended On: Sep 25, 2013
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Room 103A
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Superb Constantius II Solidus
Constantius II (AD 337-361). AV solidus (20.5mm, 4.48 gm, 7h).  Sirmium, AD 355-361. FL IVL CONSTAN-TIVS PERP AVG, diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing, head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield decorated with horseman  left riding down enemy / GLORIA  REI -PVBLICAE, Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, the former facing, the latter turned to left, holding between them a shield inscribed VOT/XXX/MVLT/XXXX; in exergue ASIRM preceded by flanked by branches. RIC 60 (R2). Depeyrot 7/1, p. 207 (10 specimens). Lacam, Byzance, pl. LIV (this coin). Absolutely wonderful portrait struck in high relief. These normally come very nice but this example is exceptional. Fleur de Coin.

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