Constantine II 337-340 AD AE14 VOT XX MVLT XXX Reverse 1.610g

Ancient Coins - Constantine II 337-340 AD AE14 VOT XX MVLT XXX Reverse 1.610g
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Constantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.
 
RL92704. Bronze reduced centenionalis, cf. SRCV V 18071 (various mints), VF, dark patina with attractive highlighting red earthen deposits, tight flan cutting off about half of legend on obverse and mintmark on reverse, 1.610g, 13.7mm, 180o, uncertain mint, D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed head right; reverse VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX in four lines within wreath, [...] in exergue
 
In a religious context, votum, plural vota, is a vow or promise made to a deity. The word comes from the past participle of voveo, vovere; as the result of the verbal action `vow, promise`, it may refer also to the fulfillment of this vow, that is, the thing promised. The votum is thus an aspect of the contractual nature of Roman religion, a bargaining expressed by do ut des, `I give that you might give.`
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