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E-auction 558-491935 - brm_588235 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 20 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 25 December 2023 14:18:40
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 327-329
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,60 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Constantin Ier. Joli revers. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG/ VOT/ XXX// .SMH.
Reverse description : Couronne de laurier dans laquelle est inscrit VOT/ XXX.
Reverse legend : G.
Reverse translation : "Domini Nostri Constantini Maximi Augusti/ Votis Tricennalibus", (À notre seigneur Constantin le grand auguste/ Vœux pour le trentième anniversaire de règne à venir).

Commentary


Poids très léger Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Diadème particulier clouté. Constantin Ier lève les yeux vers le ciel.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT

(07/25/306-05/22/337)

Augustus

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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