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brm_616516 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Demi-Centenionalis ou demi-nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Demi-Centenionalis ou demi-nummus AU
160.00 €(Approx. 193.60$ | 140.80£)
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Type : Demi-Centenionalis ou demi-nummus
Date: 330-331
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,25 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan court et bien centré. Joli buste. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A’b) ; diadème lauré et gemmé.
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Maximus Augustus”, (Constantin le grand auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GLORIA EXER-CITVS// SLG.
Reverse description : Deux soldats debout face à face, vêtus militairement, tenant chacun une haste renversée et un bouclier au milieu, un étendard.
Reverse translation : “Gloria Exercitus”, (La gloire de l’armée).

Commentary


Monnaie non recensée pour cette marque d’atelier associée à un étendard et cette titulature de droit.

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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