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E-auction 521-436038 - brm_714142 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus VF/VF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 6 €
Maximum bid : 7 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2023 14:20:40
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 337-340
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : copper
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 1,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan ovale, joli buste. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG.
Obverse description : Buste voilé et drapé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (K°3).
Obverse translation : “Divus Constantinus Pater Augustorum”, (Divin Constantin père des augustes).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE// [...].
Reverse description : Constantin dans un quadrige au galop à droite, tendant la main droite à une autre main qui descend du ciel pour le recevoir.

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT

(+337)

Consecration of Constantine II, Constans and Constantius II

Constantine gradually becomes Christian-friendly during his reign. He first proclaimed religious freedom with Licinius by the rescript of Milan in 313. Lactantius, responsible for the education of Crispus, made Constantine's dream, the day before the battle of the Milvian Bridge, a Christian prophecy. Nevertheless, Constantine was baptized only on his deathbed in Nicomedia on May 22, 337. He was the last emperor deified after his death..

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