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A billon centenionalis of the emperor Constans I, hut type; RIC VIII Cyzicus 86 Coin Type: Billon centenionalis of Constans, Caesar 333-337 CE, Augustus 337-350 CE
Mint and Date: Cyzicus, officina 5; 348-350 CE
Size and Weight: 19mm x 21mm, 4.4g
Obverse: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REP-ARATIO
Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs - and has to bend a lot to do so!
Field Marks: Star in upper left field
Exergue: SMKЄ
Provenance: William Breckenridge (Forvm Auctions), June 2006
Ref: RIC VIII Cyzicus 86; LRBC unlisted
BW Ref: 102 025 028
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