Constantius II, 337-361.
Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Nicomedia, 351-355. FL IVL CONSTAN-TIVS PERP AVG Helmeted, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust of Constantius II facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding spear over his shoulder in his right hand and with a shield, decorated with a horseman spearing a fallen enemy, on his left shoulder. Rev.
GLORIA REI PVBLICAE / SMNS Roma, helmeted, seated facing on the left, holding spear in her left hand, and Constantinopolis, turreted, seated to left with her right foot on prow on the right, holding scepter in her left hand, supporting between them a shield inscribed VOT / XXX / MVLT / XXXX. Depeyrot 5/2. RIC 74. A perfectly centered and sharply struck example, fully lustrous and with an attractive portrait. Very small die break on the obverse, otherwise,
virtually as struck.
From a European collection, formed before 2005.