Superb Ancient Roman Centenionalis Follis Coin of Emperor Constans - 348 AD

An amazing, richly detailed and fine style coin, perfectly centred and preserved and with a wonderful patina. 

An ancient Roman centenionalis minted under Emperor Constans I (Flavius Julius Constans Augustus). Struck 348 - 351 AD at the Constantinople mint.

The obverse with a magnificent portrait of Constans. The Emperor is shown wearing thick robes, tied at the shoulder with a round brooch, he clutches a globe and wears jewelled bracelets, his neatly combed hair crowned with a pearl diadem. The latin inscription reading:

D N CONSTANS P F AVG

"Our Lord Constans, Dutiful and Wise Augustus"

The reverse with a soldier advancing right, he wears full armour, carrying a tall spear in one hand and with the other, he drags forth a hapless captive from the bushes. The legend reading:

FEL TEMP REPARATIO

"Happy Times Returned!"

Constantinople mint mark in exergue.

 

The finest example of this type that we have ever seen on the market. A simply wonderful coin.

Superb Ancient Roman Centenionalis Follis Coin of Emperor Constans - 348 AD. An amazing, richly detailed and fine style coin, perfectly centred and preserved and with a wonderful patina.  An ancient Roman centenionalis minted under Emperor Constans I (Flavius Julius Constans Augustus). Struck 348 - 351 AD at the Constantinople mint. The obverse with a magnificent portrait of Constans. The Emperor is shown wearing thick robes, tied at the shoulder with a round brooch, he clutches a globe and wears jewelled bracelets, his neatly combed hair crowned with a pearl diadem. The latin inscription reading: D[ominvs] N[oster] CONSTANS P[ivs] F[elix] AVG[vstvs] "Our Lord Constans, Dutiful and Wise Augustus" The reverse with a soldier advancing right, he wears full armour, carrying a tall spear in one hand and with the other, he drags forth a hapless captive from the bushes. The legend reading: FEL[ix] TEMP REPARATIO "Happy Times Returned!" Constantinople mint mark in exergue.   The finest example of this type that we have ever seen on the market. A simply wonderful coin.

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