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    Constantius II, as Augustus (AD 337-361). BI centenionalis (22mm, 5.08 gm, 11h). NGC MS 4/5 - 5/5, Silvering. Siscia, under Vetranio, 5th officina, 15 January-25 December AD 350. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II right, seen from front; A in left field / HOC SIG-NO VICTOR ERIS, emperor standing facing, head left, labarum with Christogram on banner in right hand, transverse spear in left, being crowned with wreath in right hand by Victory standing left, palm in left hand over shoulder; A in left field, •ЄSIS* in exergue. RIC VIII 282.

    The legend, Hoc Signo Victor Eris, translating to 'In This Sign Conquer', refers to Constantine's supposed vision of a giant chi-rho symbol in the sky prior to the Battle of Milvian Bridge against Maxentius in AD 312.


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