Estimate: 3500 CHF
Constantius II, 337-361. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Nicomedia, 4th officina, 355-361. FL IVL CONSTAN TIVS PERP AVG Pearl diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantius facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear over his right shoulder with his right hand and, over his left, shield decorated with a horseman riding down a fallen foe. Rev. GLORIA REI PVBLICAE / SMNC On the left, Roma, helmeted, draped, holding spear and with her head facing. On the right, Constantinopolis, turreted, draped, holding scepter, her foot on prow and with her head to left, seated on thrones facing one another, holding between them a wreath inscribed VOT/XXX/MVLT/XXXX. Depeyrot 5/2. RIC 74. A superb, lustrous piece, perfectly centered and strongly struck. Minor doubling in the obverse legend, otherwise, good extremely fine.