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E-auction 366-278937 - brm_570600 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 20 April 2020 14:27:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 329
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,04 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Portrait tout à fait particulier de Constantin Ier. Joli revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


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), couronne laurée et gemmée.
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Maximus Augustus”, (Constantin très grand auguste).


Reverse legend : PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG/ -|-// SMK.
Reverse description : Porte de camp surmontée de deux tourelles ; au-dessus, une étoile.
Reverse legend : D.
Reverse translation : “Providentiæ Augustorum”, (À la Providence de nos augustes).


Rubans de type 3, court aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges larges. Diadème plein avec des gemmes. Sept rangs verticaux de pierres au revers. Non signalé au RIC pour la quatrième officine.

Historical background




Constantine was born in 274, son of Constance Chlore and Helena. He was named Caesar on the death of his father on July 25, 306 and was proclaimed august on December 25, 307. He married Fausta, the daughter of Maximien Hercule, who gave him five children, three of whom were augusts. The first twenty years of his reign are devoted to imposing himself as the main august against Maximian Hercules, Galerius, Maxentius, Maximin II and Licinius. He is recognized as the first Christian emperor, although baptized only on his deathbed on May 22, 337.

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