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E-auction 299-218156 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 07 January 2019 14:20:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 317-320
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie présentant un métal granuleux. Patine vert foncé. Beau Jupiter au revers
Catalogue references :
C.300 - RIC.8 (R1) - RCV.15967

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré drapé et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à gauche, tenant un foudre de la main droite, un globe de la main gauche et un sceptre transversal bouleté reposant sur l’épaule (B*17).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Constantinus Augustus", (L’empereur Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG/ (COURONNE)|E// SMK.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, le manteau sur l’épaule, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, une couronne.
Reverse translation : "Iovi Conservatori Augustorum”, (À Jupiter conservateur des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Un seul ruban visible. Très beau buste de Constantin Ier qui semble bien tenir un foudre plutôt que la mappa.

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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