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Printed Auction 42 Lot 1

ROMAN IMPERIAL. Constantius II. A.D. 337-361. AV solidus. 4.39 gm. 21 mm. Antioch mint, 8th officina. Struck circa A.D. 355-361. His pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear and shield ornamented with a horseman spearing a fallen foe; FL IVL CONSTAN-TIVS PERP AVG / Roma, helmeted, and Constantinopolis, turreted with foot on prow and holding scepter, enthroned facing eachother, holding between them a shield inscribed VOT/XXX/MVLT/XXXX in four lines; GLORIA REI PVBLICAE around, SMANH in exergue. RIC VIII 165. Depeyrot 10/1. Near Extremely Fine; with an impressive portrait of exceptionally fine sculptural style, struck in high relief. Rich gold tone.

With David R. Sear Certificate of Authenticity, including extensive historical and numismatic notes, typifying the coin as "exceptionally fine style."

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