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Roman Empire, Billon Half-Centenionalis of Constans (AD 337-350) NGC AU

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Why purchase this Roman Empire Billon Half-Centenionalis of Constans graded AU by NGC?

Constans was the youngest son of Constantine the Great and Fausta. He spent his formative years at Constantinople until he was proclaimed Caesar in 333 AD by his father. Upon Constantine the Great's death, the Roman Empire was divided among his sons. Relations worsened with his oldest brother Constantine II and they eventually went to war. Constans had the victory and gained control of the entire Western empire, while his middle brother Constantius II controlled the Eastern Empire. Never a popular ruler, Constans was overthrown by the military in 350 AD and was slain while fleeing toward Spain.

Billon coin from an exciting time in roman history.

The Billon Half-Centenionalis is a medium-sized, silvered bronze coin introduced about a decade after the death of Constantine the Great. Like many of the coins minted in the later Roman times, the Centenionalis contained only a light coating of silver over the base material bronze. The obverse image is laureled Constans cuirassed bust. The reverse advertises the protection of Christian Goths.

Near perfect specimen of Roman history

This specimen has received the second highest grade possible for a circulated ancient coin. Expect a remarkable level of detail, and more than three-fourths of the original mint luster to still remain. It has been graded About Uncirculated, which is equivalent to a Sheldon Scale grade 50 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).

This is a spectacular specimen and will be a treasured addition to your Roman collection. Purchase today from MCM.



This Roman Empire, Billon Half-Centenionalis of Constans (AD 337-350) 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 337-350
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:AU
Composition:Billon
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire
Currency:Centenionallis
Denomination:0.5
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