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Why add a Billon Centenionalis of Roman Emperor Constantius II to your collection?
In the middle of the fourth century A.D., the pressure of inflation forced monetary reform to continue during the joint reign of Constans and his brother Constantius II, with bronze coinage being the first type to be modified. A new bronze denomination was introduced known as the "Centenionalis," with a weight of 4.5 g and a diameter of approximately 23 mm. The coin was struck from billon, a bronze coin coated with a light silver wash.
Roman Billon Centenionalis imagery
A laureate, draped portrait of Emperor Constantius II is illustrated on the obverse, surrounded by a legend declaring his name and formal title.
Following the trend of previous Roman Imperial coinage, Roman Emperors continued to use the Billon Centenionalis as a means of advertisement, depicting imagery to spread patriotic ideas and celebrate military victory.
NGC-graded About Uncirculated
Each Roman Empire Billon Centenionalis here, struck during the reign of Constantius II, has been graded A.U. (comparable to 50-53 on the Sheldon Scale) by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) ancient coin experts. Presented in a labeled NGC holder, the circulated coin will display fully detailed imagery and lettering, with minor wear on more than 50% of the highest elements of the design.
Purchase a magnificent example of Roman Imperial history for your collection today! Add an ancient AD 337-361 Roman Empire Billon Centenionalis of Constantius II NGC AU to your cart now!
This Roman Empire, Billon Centenionalis of Constantius II (AD 337-361) NGC AU is proudly minted by the Roman Mint. The expansive Roman Empire struck many varieties of coins throughout its reign. Carthage, Constantinople, and Alexandria were some of the empire's most prominent mints.
|Year of Issue:||AD 337-361|
|Legal Tender:||Roman Empire|
|Obverse Design:||Left-facing portrait of Constantius II|