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E-auction 349-263041 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 23 December 2019 14:23:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 320
Mint name / Town : Aquilée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,50 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré; Beau buste de Constantin Ier. Frappe molle au revers. Patine gris métallique
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONST-ANTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite drapé sur l’épaule gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, le casque orné d'une palmette (C*6).
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Augustus", (Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS - EXERCIT/ VOT/XX/ S|F// AQP.
Reverse description : Labarum entre deux captifs assis dos à dos.
Reverse translation : "Virtus Exerciti/ Votis vicennalibus", (La Virilité de l'armée/ Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne).

Commentary


Avec son argenture superficielle.

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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