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Constantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.
In 359, Shapur II the Great of the Persian Empire invaded southern Armenia. The Romans implemented a scorched earth policy and placed strong guards at the Euphrates crossings. Shapur II besieged the Roman fortress of Amida (modern Diyarbakir). After seventy-three days the city was conquered and the population massacred. In the winter of 359, Shapur II halted his campaign, due to heavy casualties. In 360, Shapur II continued his campaign against the Roman fortresses; capturing Singara, Bezabde and Nisibis.
RL88062. Bronze reduced maiorina, RIC VIII
Cyzicus 117, LRBC
II 2504, Voetter
47, SRCV V
18320, Cohen VII
188, Choice VF, nice green patina, well centered
, light earthen deposits, edge a little ragged, 1st officina
, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, weight
1.298g, maximum diameter
16.3mm, die axis
, c. 358 - 3 Nov 361; obverse
D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
, pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust
right; reverse SPES
REIPVBLICE (the hope of the Republic), emperor standing left, wearing helmet and military dress, globe in right hand, spear in left hand, SMKA exergue
Catalog current as of Saturday, March 23, 2019.
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