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GLORIA EXERCITVS - Glory of the Army

The reverse legend on these coins dedicates them to "The glory of the Army." These types were struck in huge numbers by the Constantine Dynasty and most examples are inexpensive. The reverse depicts two soldiers standing facing flanking one or two standards in the center. Their heads are turned toward each other (confronted) and each holds a spear in their outer hand and rests their inner hand on a shield on the ground. Some more unusual examples have a symbol on the standard.

Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.

|Constantine| |II|, |Constantine| |II,| |22| |May| |337| |-| |March| |or| |April| |340| |A.D.||reduced| |centenionalis|
In 334, Flavius Dalmatius put down a revolt in Cyprus led by Calocaerus. Calocaerus was brought to Tarsus in Cilicia and executed.
RL111182. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VII Siscia 236, LRBC I 748, Cohen VIII 122, SRCV V 17334, Hunter V -, EF, sharp, green patina, light deposits, tight flan, light marks, weight 2.315 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 180o, 5th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, as caesar, 334 - 335 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse GLORIA EXERCITVS (glory of the army), two soldiers standing facing, heads turned inward confronted, two standards in center between them, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded shield, ESIS in exergue; from the Michael Arslan Collection; $90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00







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