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E-auction 342-256684 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 25 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 04 November 2019 14:29:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 320
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Beau buste de Constantin Ier. Joli revers de frappe un peu molle. Belle patine vert foncé
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Obverse legend : CONSTA-NTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite vu de trois quarts en avant, le casque orné d'une palmette (C*6).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Augustus”, (Constantin auguste).


Reverse legend : VIRTVS - EXERCIT/ S|F// BSIS*.
Reverse description : Étendard inscrit VOT//XX entre deux captifs assis dos à dos.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Exercitus”, (La Virilité de l'armée).


Visière cloutée du casque. Épaulière et cuirasse cloutées.

Historical background


(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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