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Constantius Gallus, Caesar, 28 September 351 - Winter 354 A.D.
The reverse legend can be translated, "Happy Times Restored" but we prefer to loosely translate it to the more lyrical expression, "Happy Days are Here Again!" To a Roman, spearing a barbarian was happy time!
RL83438. Billon maiorina, RIC VIII Alexandria 74, LRBC II 2838, SRCV V 18997, Voetter 1, Cohen VIII 17, EF, 1st officina, Alexandria mint, weight 4.568g, maximum diameter 22.0mm, die axis 180o
, 28 Sep 351 - 353 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times restored), soldier advancing left, spearing bare-headed bearded fallen horseman who extends arm toward soldier, shield on ground at feet, Γ upper left, ALEA in exergue; SOLD
Catalog current as of Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
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