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Constantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.
|Constantius| |II|, |Constantius| |II,| |22| |May| |337| |-| |3| |November| |361| |A.D.|, In a religious context, votum, plural vota, is a vow or promise made to a deity. The word comes from the past participle of voveo, vovere; as the result of the verbal action "vow, promise", it may refer also to the fulfillment of this vow, that is, the thing promised. The votum is thus an aspect of the contractual nature of Roman religion, a bargaining expressed by do ut des, "I give that you might give."
BB10576. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VIII Antioch 113, LRBC I 1398, SRCV V 18076, Cohen VII 335, EF, 5th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 1.74g, maximum diameter 15.6mm, die axis 0o, 347 - 348 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed head right; reverse VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX in four lines within wreath, SMANE in exergue; SOLD