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A billon centenionalis of the emperor Constans I, hut type; RIC VIII Constantinople 92 Coin Type: Silvered Billon centenionalis of Constans, Caesar 333-337 CE, Augustus 337-350 CE
Mint and Date: Constantinople, officina 5; 348-351 CE
Size and Weight: 20mm x 22mm, 3.7g
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
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.
Field Marks: Γ in upper left field
Exergue: CONSЄ*
Provenance: divus (eBay), August 2006.
Ref: RIC VIII Constantinople 92; LRBC 2017
BW Ref: 124 024 084
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Note: This coin has been silvered, but not by the Romans, because the silvering is on top of the wear caused by circulation. There is some accumulation of dirt on top of the silvering, and some has worn off, but it could still be quite modern. It is also quite possible that the projections on either side are casting sprues, and this coin is merely a decorative copy.

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