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Constantius II AV Solidus. Arelate, AD 355-360. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS PERP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust three-quarters right, holding spear and shield decorated with horseman and enemy motif / GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned facing, supporting between them a shield inscribed VOT XXX MVLT XXXX, Constantinopolis holding sceptre in left hand and resting right foot on prow, Roma holding spear in left hand; KONSTA/ in exergue. RIC 234; C. 112; Depeyrot 5/1. 4.50g, 20mm, 11h.

Good Extremely Fine. Very Rare.

The solidi from the Arelate mint are difficult to obtain indeed; only nine examples including the present coin are listed in CoinArchives among the more than 1500 solidi in the name of Constantius II. The present type celebrates the emperor’s tricennalia, on which occasion, while in residence at Arles in winter quarters, he honoured the city by regranting a dynastic name, Constantia, which appears as the mintmark of coins of this period.

Constantius II AV Solidus. (rxv658)

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