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E-auction 373-285635 - brm_570768 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 24 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 08 June 2020 14:17:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 330-333
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,27 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A’b) ; diadème formé de gemmes et de laurier.
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Maximus Augustus", (Constantin le très grand auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS// CONSB.
Reverse description : Deux soldats debout face à face, vêtus militairement, tenant chacun une haste renversée et un bouclier au milieu, deux étendards.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Exercitus”, (La gloire de l’armée).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum. Très beau diadème composite.

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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