Choice gVF Rare Constantine II 337-340 AD AE20 Antioch As Caesar Campgate

Ancient Coins - Choice gVF Rare Constantine II 337-340 AD AE20 Antioch As Caesar Campgate
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Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
 
RL93233. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Antioch 73 (R2), LRBC I 1324, SRCV IV 17256, Cohen 165, Hunter V 94 var. (1st officina), Choice gVF, well centered, dark brown patina, 2.704g, 19.5mm, 0o, 8th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; reverse PROVIDENTIAE CAESS (to the foresight of the two princes), campgate with two turrets, star above, dot in doorway, SMANTH in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; rare
 
In 327, construction of the Domus Aurea, the cathedral of Antioch, began on an island between two branches of the Orontes River, where the Imperial Palace was located. It was dedicated on 6 January 341, in the presence of Constans, Constantius II and ninety-seven bishops. In the following centuries, it was repeatedly destroyed by earthquakes and fires and rebuilt. It was finally destroyed in 588 after a major earthquake left the dome resting on a pile of rubble. Today the site of the cathedral is uncertain.
Price SKU: RL93233
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