Constans, as Caesar


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Constantinople, 336 AD. AU solidus, 4.44 gr., 21.5 mm.

Obv: FL CONSTANS NOB CAES; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to the right.

Rev: PRINCIPI IUVENTUTIS; Constans standing facing in military dress, head to the left, holding vexillum in right hand and long sceptre in left; to the right: two signa; in exergue: CONS.

Ref: RIC -, cf. p. 719, 112A var. (rosette-diademed); Depeyrot -, cf. 7/9 var. (4 specimens noted, but rosette-diademed). Ex NAC 78 (2014), lot 1161.

Unpublished in the standard reference works. Extremely rare. A pleasing portrait and Extremely fine.