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brm_457869 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus AU/XF
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 328-329
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Patine vert foncé. Beau portrait de l’empereur à l’avers. Flan bien centré des deux côtés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTAN-TINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Augustus”, (Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG// (GAMMA)SIS(CROISSANTS SUPERPOSÉS).
Reverse description : Porte de camp surmontée de deux tours ; au-dessus, une étoile.
Reverse translation : “Providentiæ Augustorum”, (À la Providence des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Dix rangs verticaux de pierres surmontés d’une frise globulée.

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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