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E-auction 253-176605 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis ou nummus XF/AU
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2018/02/19 14:30:00
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 327-328
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,38 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré à l’usure régulière, parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Belle tête de Constantin Ier inhabituelle. Style fin du revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTAN-TINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Constantin à droite (O’c); diadème lauré et gemmé.
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Augustus", (Constantin Auguste).

Reverse


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

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 Douze rangs verticaux de pierre.

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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