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E-auction 262-184731 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 23 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:23:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 332-333
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,19 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie présentant un très beau revers. A conservé une partie de son argenture superficielle. Patine gris foncé. Des faiblesses de frappe au droit, notamment sur le buste de Constantin
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// TR.S.
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 fines 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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