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brm_455705 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 324-325
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,41 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire. Patine vert foncé au revers, marron à l’avers. Monnaie centrée des deux côtés. Beau buste de Constantin 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 : PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG/ -|-// PTR.
Reverse description : Porte de camp surmontée de deux tours et d'une étoile.
Reverse translation : “Providentiæ Augustorum”, (À la Providence des augustes).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. Cinq rangs verticaux de pierres.

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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