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Constans Æ Centenionalis Minted 348-350 AD

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Continuing my purchases of coins I know practically nothing about...




Æ Centenionalis (20mm, 5.15 g). Antioch mint. Struck AD 348-350.


Obverse: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.


Reverse: Soldier advancing right, leading small figure from a hut beneath a tree.


I really know little about ancient coins. I've seen this type coin many times before, but never in such nice looking condition. What attracted me to this coin was the crispness of the lettering and the smooth surfaces. The usual examples of this coin I've encountered have been in so-so condition with the lettering being very degraded. This was called Superb EF, brown patina, by the auction house. My winning bid was almost 5X the estimate, so I assume many other people were enamored with its condition also.

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Wow thats the best condition one i have ever seen !!!


if i had seen it i would have thaught it was a contemary forgery it that good


nice find (thumbs u

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Superb, lovely, and fascinating coin. The engraver's work is nothing shy of spectacular. Outstanding. Only wish I could add some form of knowledge!



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