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brm_706078 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus MS/MS
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 322-324
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,05 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, centré des deux côtés, légèrement fissuré à 1h. Magnifique revers. Patine marron-gris
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 : D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG/ VOT/./ XX/ -|-// S*AR.
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Domini Nostri Constantini Maximi Augusti/ Votis vicennalibus”, (À notre seigneur Constantin très grand auguste, Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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