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E-auction 389-301543 - CONSTANTINOPOLIS Centenionalis ou nummus

CONSTANTINOPOLIS Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 30 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 28 September 2020 14:24:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: début
Date: 331-332
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,10 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire à l’usure régulière, recouvert d’une patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS.
Obverse description : Buste de Constantinople casquée, drapée et cuirassée à gauche vu de trois quarts en avant, avec le sceptre sur l'épaule (D*2).
Obverse translation : “Constantinopolis”, (De Constantinople).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE/ (PALME TRIPLE)|-// PCONST.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout de face tournée à gauche sur une proue de navire, les ailes déployées, tenant un sceptre transversal de la main droite et appuyée sur un bouclier de la main gauche ; dans le champ supérieur gauche, un chrisme.

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


CONSTANTINOPLE

(330-348)

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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