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E-auction 253-176606 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 330-333
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,35 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Constantin Ier. Joli revers de style fin. Patine vert foncé au droit et marron et sable au revers
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 lauré et gemmé.
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Maximus Augustus", (Constantin le grand auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS/ -|-// SMANA.
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 invisibles sous le paludamentum.

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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