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brm_609452 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Centenionalis AU
85.00 €(Approx. 92.65$ | 70.55£)
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Type : Centenionalis
Date: 318-319
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,12 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, court sur la légende de droit. Beau buste de Constantin Ier. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine verte
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et lauré de Constantin Ier à droite, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant (C*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Constantinus Maximus Augustus", (Empereur Constantin le Grand Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP/ *// ST.
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout, posant un bouclier sur un cippe ; celle qui est tournée à droite écrit VOT P R dessus.
Reverse translation : "Victoriae Laetae Principi Perpetuae", (Au début d'une Victoire Heureuse et Perpétuelle du Prince).

Commentary


Casque lisse. Cuirasse cloutée. Ptéryges invisibles. Étoile sur le cippe au revers.

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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