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v32_0623 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus MS
MONNAIES 32 (2007)
Starting price : 95.00 €
Estimate : 150.00 €
Realised price : 95.00 €
Number of bids : 1
Maximum bid : 135.00 €
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 326-328
Mint name / Town : Macédoine, Thessalonique
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,58 g.
Officine: 5e
Emission: 16e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, épais et bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait massif. Revers magnifique. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques mordorés. A conservé son brillant de frappe et 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/ -|.// SMTSE.
Reverse description : Porte de camp surmontée de deux tourelles ; au-dessus, une étoile.
Reverse translation : “Providentiæ Augustorum”, (À la Providence de nos augustes).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. La couronne laurée semble traversée par une bandelette de laine (taenia) du basileos grec.

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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