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Lot 139





Estimate: 2'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 2'500 CHF Price realized: 3'100 CHF
COINS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. Constantius II, AD 337-361. Heavy Miliarense, Sirmium, Donativum for the celebration of the Vota XXXV soluta, 340. AR 5.20 g. Draped, cuirassed bust r., wearing pearl-diadem. Rev. GAVDIVM POPVLI ROMANI / SIRM around laurel wreath inscribed VOTIS / XXXV / MVLTIS / XXXX RIC VIII, not; Bastien, Donativa, not; cf. Numismatik Lanz, Munich 106 (2001), 764 (same issue from different dies).
Extremely rare, probably the second specimen known. Nicely toned.
Skilled repair at 12h. Extremely fine
Provenance:
Ambrose Collection.
Auction A. Tkalec AG, Zurich 29 February 2012, 255.
Auction Roma Numismatics Ltd., London X (2015), 887.
No miliarense for the celebration of the Vota XXXV soluta are known by the standard references or by Bastien, Donativa. Solidi, semisses and argentei celebrating the event are known from the mints of Aquileia, Rome, Siscia and Sirmium, cf. Bastien, Donativa 91, c).

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