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FORVM Constantine II AE18 Thessalonica Mint Bust Left / VOT V in Wreath 2.681g, est $9
Item Number : 72349
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QuantityN/A LocationMorehead City, NC, UNITED STATES
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Started7/3/2019 1:23:11 AM EST   
Ends8/1/2019 10:00:00 PM EST   
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Description
Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.

RL88799. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Thessalonica 116 (R5), SRCV V17178, Hunter V 71, Cohen VIII 33, F, well centered, green patina, rough, cleaning scratches, light earthen deposits, 2nd officina, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 2.681 grams, 18.3 mm, die axis 180o, as caesar, 320 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; reverse CAESARVM NOSTRORVM (our prince), VOT / V in two lines within laurel wreath, TSBVI in exergue; estimated value: $9.00

In 1423, Despot Andronicus, who was in charge of the Thessaloniki, ceded it to the Republic of Venice in the hope that it could be protected from the Ottomans who were besieging the city (there is no evidence to support the oft-repeated story that he sold the city to them). The Venetians held Thessaloniki until it was captured by the Ottoman Sultan Murad II on the 29th of March, 1430. Murad II took Thessaloniki with a brutal massacre and enslaved roughly one-fifth of the city`s native population. During the First Balkan War, on 26 October 1912, the feast day of the city`s patron saint, Saint Demetrius, the Greek Army accepted the surrender of the Ottoman garrison at Thessalonika; after the Second Balkan War, in 1913 Thessaloniki was annexed to Greece by the Treaty of Bucharest.




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