Rare Choice aVF Antioch Obv. Anepigraphic / CONSTANTINVS CAESAR SMANTA

Ancient Coins - Rare Choice aVF Antioch Obv. Anepigraphic / CONSTANTINVS CAESAR SMANTA
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Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
 
RL89942. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Antioch 54 (R3), SRCV IV 17203, Cohen VII 83, LRBC I 1325, Hunter V -, Choice aVF, well centered, 2.194g, 17.9mm, 180o, 1st officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; reverse CONSTAN/TINVS / CAESAR / SMANTA (in four lines), star above ; 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: RL89942
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