Ancient Roman phalera in exceptional gold with an image of the Emperor Constantius II
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Antique late Roman gilded military phalera with an image of the Emperor Constantius II (337-361 AD) with the same inscription as on the gold coins (Solidi): DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG (lat.DOMINVS NOSTER CONSTANTIVS PIVS FELIX AVGVSTVS. Eng OUR LORD CONSTANTIUS PIOUS AND HAPPY AUGUSTUS who held every Roman ruler by virtue of the emperor.
It is marked with a bust crowned with a diadem, wearing a breastplate and draped in fabric on the right.
Constantius II was the second son of Constantine I the Great and his wife Fausta.
Slightly cracked on the back, the silver part on the back is broken, with the original part of the leather breastplate between the silver and golden part of this extremely rare phalera.
Date: (337-361 AD)
Dimensions: 2.8 cm.
Weight: 1.97 g.
Purchased by the current owner on Catawiki from Aesnumismatics, before in 2013 in Vienna, Austria at a collectors fair.
Before that: Collected since: the 1990s.
History of the previous owners: Former private Austrian collection.
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- Ancient Roman
- Number of objects
- Golden military phalera
- Century/ Timeframe
- 337-361 AD
- Damage, See Photo