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E-auction 304-222729 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 11 February 2019 14:14:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 319
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,11 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, parfaitement lisible. Flan centré des deux côtés. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et lauré de Constantin Ier à droite, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant (C*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Constantinus Maximus Augustus", (Empereur Constantin le Grand Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP/ VOT/PR/ -|-// SARL.
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout, face à face, posant un bouclier sur un autel.
Reverse translation : "Victoriae Laetae Principi Perpetuae", (Au début d'une Victoire Heureuse et Perpétuelle du Prince).

Commentary


Poids léger. Casque lisse. Ptéryges fines.

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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