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E-auction 253-176604 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 4e trimestre 321 - 1er trimestre 322
Date: 321-322
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,15 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait de Constantin Ier. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTA-NTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant, le casque orné d'une palmette (C01).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Augustus”, (Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS/ VO/TIS/ XX// STR..
Reverse description : Autel inscrit surmonté d'un globe et de trois étoiles.
Reverse translation : “Beata Tranquillitas/ Votis vicennalibus”, (L'heureuse Tranquillité/ Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne).

Commentary


Sans argenture superficielle. Casque orné. Visière cloutée. Couvre nuque orné de quatre globules en forme de T. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges larges. Globe orné d’une bande, cantonnée de deux globules (le RMBT en recense 97 différents, cf. p. 97, globe 43).

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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