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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 1009. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Constantius II. AD 337-361. Æ Follis (2.59 g, 1h). Siscia mint, 5th officina. Struck AD 351. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA CAESARIS, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm branch; ESIS. RIC VIII 315; LRBC 1194. EF, dark green patina, traces of porosity and very light marks. Rare.

Following the proclamation of Gallus as Caesar on the Ides of March AD 351, and in anticipation of the coming campaign against Magnentius, this issue serves the political propaganda purpose of predicting victory. How ironic, then, that Siscia would fall, albeit briefly, to Magnentius.