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E-auction 270-192097 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus VF
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Estimate : 25 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 9 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:18:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 320-321
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,52 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie à l’usure très importante, notamment à l’avers. Toutefois, la monnaie reste parfaitement identifiable. Patine vert foncé
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/ -|-// TT.
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Domini Nostri Constantini Maximi Augusti/ Votis vicennalibus”, (A notre seigneur Constantin très grand auguste, vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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