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brm_404044 - CONSTANTINOPOLIS Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINOPOLIS Centenionalis ou nummus XF
148.00 €(Approx. 176.12$ | 127.28£)
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 330-340
Mint name / Town : Héraclée ou Nicomédie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,91 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré. Usure régulière. Patine verte
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Obverse legend : CONSTAN - TINOPOLIS.
Obverse description : Buste de Constantinopolis casqué, lauré, drapé et cuirassé à gauche vu de trois quarts en avant, avec le sceptre sur l'épaule (D*2).
Obverse translation : (Constantinople).


Reverse legend : VOT/ XX/ MVLT/ XXX// SM[...].
Reverse description : dans une couronne de chêne.
Reverse translation : (Voeux décennaux réalisés, Voeux tricennaux souhaités).


Semble inédit et non répertorié.

Historical background



Constantine, after the capture of Rome on October 28 312, did not stay in the capital. He moved to Arles, which almost became the new capital of the Empire. After 324 and the victory over Licinius, Constantine decided to build a new capital on the border of Europe and Asia, on the banks of the Bosphorus, resurrecting ancient Byzantium. Rome was no longer in Rome and Constantinople was not yet born. Constantin dedicate its new Christian capital in May 330. It will be the new Rome. The old senatorial aristocracy never forgave him. The end of Rome if the Roman Empire had begun.

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