COIN OF THE WEEK - 23/7/14


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COIN OF THE WEEK - 23/7/14 Jul 23 2014 Coins

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An extremely fine Solidus of Constantius II, the second son of Constantine the Great, showing a realistic and attractive portrait of the emperor, and on the reverse the seated figures of Rome and Constantinople. The coin was minted at Sirmium, Constantius' home town on the banks of the river Sava. One of the largest and most important cities of the Roman Empire, Sirmium was intended to be the new capital city of the whole Empire until Constantine changed his mind and built his new city of Constantinople. Sirmium is now the modern city of Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia.

 

The coin will be offered by Spink at auction in London on 22-23 September. It is now available for viewing in our London showroom