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brm_910789 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus AU
75.00 €(Approx. 80.25$ | 63.75£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 320
Mint name / Town : Aquilée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,47 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Très jolie monnaie idéalement centrée des deux côtés. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : VIRTVS - EXERCIT/ VOT/XX/ S|F// AQT.
Reverse description : Labarum entre deux captifs assis dos à dos.
Reverse translation : "Virtus Exerciti/ Votis vicennalibus", (La Virilité de l'armée/ Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne).

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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