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E-auction 373-285628 - brm_557694 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus MS
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 145 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 08 June 2020 14:14:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 328
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,59 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type monétaire. Belle tête de Constantin Ier. Joli revers. Patine marron foncé avec des reflets métalliques. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTAN-TINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Augustus”, (Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG/ -|-// .PTRE.
Reverse description : Porte de camp surmontée de deux tours ; au-dessus, une étoile.
Reverse translation : “Providentiæ Augustorum”, (À la Providence des augustes).

Commentary


Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. Portrait massif de Constantin Ier. Six rangs verticaux de pierres.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT

(07/25/306-05/22/337)

Augustus

Constantine was born in 274, son of Constance Chlore and Helena. He was named Caesar on the death of his father on July 25, 306 and was proclaimed august on December 25, 307. He married Fausta, the daughter of Maximien Hercule, who gave him five children, three of whom were augusts. The first twenty years of his reign are devoted to imposing himself as the main august against Maximian Hercules, Galerius, Maxentius, Maximin II and Licinius. He is recognized as the first Christian emperor, although baptized only on his deathbed on May 22, 337.

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