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ID:     90010171
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Constans
Date Ruled:     AD 333-350
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 337-340
Weight:     4.48 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     CONSTAN_S P F AVG
Obverse Description:     Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     SPES REI_PVBLICAE
Reverse Description:     Emperor, diademed and in military dress, standing left, holding spear in his left hand and labarum in his right. To the right stands Victory, crowning him with a wreath held in her right hand and holding palm-branch in left
Exergue:     ●SIS●
Mint Mark:     ●SIS●
Mint:     Siscia
Primary Reference:     RIC VIII 010
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Notes:     Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 171 Rare From the collections of a Gentleman and of G. Lacam, DÜrr/Michel, 8 November 1999, 12 and ex Bank Leu 22, 8 May 1979, 389.Constans was Constantine I’s youngest son with Fausta; born at some point between 320 and 323 he became Caesar in 333. In 337 he received Italy, Africa, Illyria, Macedonia and Achaea as his portion as Augustus. After the death of his brother Constantine II in 340, he gained all his territories. As a ruler he became increasingly unpopular and was finally murdered in 350 at the orders of the usurper Magnentius.