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brm_453053 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus MS
250.00 €(Approx. 292.50$ | 215.00£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 318-319
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,00 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de toute beauté avec un magnifique buste et un revers vigoureux. Superbe patine grise
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Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTA-NTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Augustus”, (Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VOT. XX./ MVLT./ XXX./ TS..
Reverse description : Légende en quatre lignes dans une couronne.
Reverse legend : D.
Reverse translation : “Votis vicennalibus multis tricennalibus”, (Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire et d'autres pour le trentième à venir).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges larges. Ce type qui semble courant pour le buste est en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE THE GREAT I

(25/07/306-22/05/337) Flavius Valerius Constantinus

August (25/12/307-22/05/337)

Constantine was born in 274, son of Constantius and Helena. He was appointed Caesar to the death of his father 25 July 306 and was proclaimed august 25 December 307. He married Fausta, daughter of Maximian, who will give him five children, three august. The first twenty years of his reign are dedicated to become the main august against Maximian, Galerius, Maxentius, Maximin and Licinius II. He is recognized as the first Christian emperor, although baptized only on his deathbed 22 May 337.

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