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E-auction 326-241807 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 7 €
Maximum bid : 8 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:11:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 325-326
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,59 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Joli exemplaire à l’usure superficielle. Patine vert foncé. Point de concrétion rougeâtre à 1h au revers. Beau portrait de l’empereur à l’avers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTAN-TINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Augustus”, (Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG/ VOT/ X*X// SMH.
Reverse description : Légende en deux lignes dans une couronne.
Reverse legend : D.
Reverse translation : "Domini Nostri Constantini Maximi Augusti/ Votis Vicennalibus", (À notre seigneur Constantin le grand auguste/ Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne à venir).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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