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E-auction 417-328432 - CONSTANTINOPOLIS Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINOPOLIS Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 37 €
Maximum bid : 64 €
End of the sale : 12 April 2021 14:34:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 336-337
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 1,69 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 7e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée et bien lisible avec un joli buste. Patine foncée et sable
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Obverse legend : CONSTAN-TINOPOLI.
Obverse description : Buste de Constantinopolis casqué, lauré, drapé et cuirassé à gauche vu de trois quarts en avant, avec le sceptre sur l'épaule (D*2).
Obverse translation : “Constantinopolis”, (Constantinople).


Reverse legend : GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS// CONSZ.
Reverse description : Deux soldats debout, casqués, tenant chacun une haste et appuyés sur un bouclier ; entre eux, une enseigne militaire surmontée d'un drapeau sur lequel est une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Goria Exercitus”, (La Gloire de l'Armée).


Ce type hybride associant un droit de Constantinople et un revers réservé à Constantin Ier ou aux Césars semble réservé à la septième officine et beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background



Constantine, after the capture of Rome on October 28 312, did not stay in the capital. He moved to Arles, which almost became the new capital of the Empire. After 324 and the victory over Licinius, Constantine decided to build a new capital on the border of Europe and Asia, on the banks of the Bosphorus, resurrecting ancient Byzantium. Rome was no longer in Rome and Constantinople was not yet born. Constantin dedicate its new Christian capital in May 330. It will be the new Rome. The old senatorial aristocracy never forgave him. The end of Rome if the Roman Empire had begun. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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