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brm_669869 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus MS
150.00 €(Approx. 174.00$ | 126.00£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 323-324
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,42 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine foncée
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 : SARMATIA - DEVICTA/ -|-// STR.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à pas précipités à droite, tenant un trophée de la main droite et une palme de la gauche ; devant elle, un captif assis, retournant la tête.
Reverse translation : “Sarmatia Devicta”, (La Sarmatie vaincue).

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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