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E-auction 270-192118 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 11 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:29:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 324
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,70 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Patine vert foncé. Des traces d’argenture superficielle sont encore visibles. Flan épais. Beau portrait de Constantin Ier
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTAN-TINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Constantin Ier à droite (O’a); diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Augustus”, (Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG/ VOT/./ X*X// SMHB.
Reverse description : Légende en deux lignes dans une couronne.
Reverse translation : "Votis vicennalibus/ Domini Nostri Constantini Maximi Augusti", (Voeux pour le vingtième anninversaire/ à notre seigneur Constantin le Grand auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. Sur cet exemplaire, nous semblons bien avoir un diadème plutôt qu’une couronne de laurier, avec au milieu la taenia.

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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