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    Hannibalianus, Rex Regum (AD 335-337). Æ 15mm (1.60 gm, 12h). Constantinople. FL ANNIBALIANO REGI, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hanniballianus right / SE-CVRITAS PVBLICA, Euphrates standing right on ground, leaning on scepter, urn at his side, reed in background. RIC VII 147. LRBC 1034. Rare, especially in this condition. NGC Choice AU 4/5 - 5/5.

    Coins of Hannibalianus, nephew of Constantine I the Great, were struck only at Constantinople and remain the only pieces struck to give the title "king" (REGI) to a Roman ruler. The reverse type, a reclining personification of the River Euphrates, supports the view that Constantine's eventual aim was to invade the Sasanian Persian Kingdom and install Hannibalianus at its head, thus ending the centuries-old conflict between East and West.



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    September, 2014
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