Constantius II, 337-361. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.61 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 337-340. FL IVL CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG Laurel-and-rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II to right. Rev. VIRTVS EXERCITVM / TES Constantius, in military attire, standing front, head to left, holding trophy on spear in his right hand and placing his left on shield set on ground; on either side, captive. Depeyrot 4/6 corr. (two captives not one). RIC 34 var. (bust pearl-diademed). An attractive example of this interesting issue with a lovely reverse. A few very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
From the collection of a retired senior air force officer, Leu 7, 24-25 October 2020, 1753 and ex Roma 4, 30 September 2012, 679 and Numismatica Ars Classica 46, 2 April 2008, 719.