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E-auction 528-446130 - brm_716023 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus VF/VF
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 4 €
Maximum bid : 4 €
End of the sale : 29 May 2023 14:18:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 321
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,63 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, une usure régulière et une belle patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : CONSTA-NTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Augustus", (Constantin auguste).


Reverse legend : D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG/ VOT/ ./ XX// RQ.
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse translation : “Domini Nostri Constantini Maximo Augusti/ Votis vicennalibus”, (À notre seigneur Constantin très grand auguste, vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne).


Poids léger.

Historical background




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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