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E-auction 371-283451 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Pseudo-argenteus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Pseudo-argenteus VF/XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 25 May 2020 14:32:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Pseudo-argenteus
Date: 313
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine grise granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTI-NVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué, drapé et cuirassé de Constantin à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant une haste sur l'épaule ou un sceptre bouleté (E*7).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Constantinus Augustus", (L'empereur Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP// PTR.
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout face à face, posant un bouclier sur un autel sur lequel est inscrit : VOT/PR..
Reverse translation : "Victoriæ Lætæ Principium Perpetuæ/ Vota Populi Romani", (À la victoire heureuse et durable du prince/ Vœux du Peuple Romain).

Commentary


Avec son argenture superficielle, mais argent cristallisé.

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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