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E-auction 373-285632 - brm_562230 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 78 €
End of the sale : 08 June 2020 14:16:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 327-329
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,53 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Buste particulier de Constantin Ier. Frappe molle au revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTAN-TINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Constantin Ier à droite (O’d) ; diadème perlé et cabochons gemmés.
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Augustus”, (Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG/ VOT/./ XXX// .SMHA.
Reverse description : Couronne de laurier dans laquelle est inscrit VOT/ XXX.
Reverse translation : "Domini Nostri Constantini Maximi Augusti/ Votis Tricennalibus", (À notre seigneur Constantin le grand auguste/ Vœux pour le trentième anniversaire de règne à venir).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3. Diadème très particulier. Semble inédit pour la troisième officine.

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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