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E-auction 373-285624 - brm_550374 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 08 June 2020 14:12:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 319
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,65 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince et large à l’usure régulière. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, casqué et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (C*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP/ VOT/ PR/ -|-// ESIS..
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout, face à face, posant un bouclier sur un cippe.
Reverse translation : “Victoriæ Lætæ Principium Perpetuæ/ Vota Populi Romani”, (À la victoire heureuse et durable du prince/ Vœux du Peuple romain).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Un seul ruban visible. Casque lisse. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges larges.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT

(07/25/306-05/22/337)

Augustus

Constantine was born in 274, son of Constance Chlore and Helena. He was named Caesar on the death of his father on July 25, 306 and was proclaimed august on December 25, 307. He married Fausta, the daughter of Maximien Hercule, who gave him five children, three of whom were augusts. The first twenty years of his reign are devoted to imposing himself as the main august against Maximian Hercules, Galerius, Maxentius, Maximin II and Licinius. He is recognized as the first Christian emperor, although baptized only on his deathbed on May 22, 337.

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