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Constantius II RIC VII, Antiochia 132
Constantius II, AD 324-362, son of Constantin I
AE - AE3, 5.56g, 24mm, Antiochia 11.officina, AD 350-355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TINVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r., necklace
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman, which stretching arm against him
(so-called FH3 type)
field left: Gamma
exergue: ANAI
RIC VIII, Antiochia 132; LRBC 2625
nice EF, nearly uncirculated

The reverse clearly shows a Parthian identified by his headgear. This issue most probably celebrates Constantius' victory in the battle of Singara AD 344 against the Sassanides where the Romans succeeded in capturing the successor of the throne.
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mickdale  [Nov 07, 2005 at 11:14 AM]
magnificent coin
snorkelpaleis  [Jul 25, 2006 at 08:06 PM]
great details
ben aho  [Apr 15, 2009 at 02:20 PM]
nice coin, every one has one [for the most part] but nice coin.
pierre_p77  [Jun 16, 2009 at 09:42 PM]
That coin is just outstanding! Beautiful!!
brian l  [Jun 21, 2009 at 12:21 AM]
fallen soldier detail is great
laney  [Mar 30, 2010 at 11:31 AM]
Usually these are so boring--but this one is fantastic.