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E-auction 326-241853 - HELENA Centenionalis ou nummus

HELENA Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:34:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 326-327
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,64 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais bien centré. Beau buste d’Hélène. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FL HELENA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé d'Hélène à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (L5).
Obverse translation : "Flavia Helena Augusta", (Flavie Hélène augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SECVRITAS - REIPVBLICE// .SMK.
Reverse description : Securitas (la Sécurité) voilée debout à gauche, tenant un rameau baissé de la main droite et soutenant sa robe de la gauche.
Reverse legend : G..
Reverse translation : "Securitas Reipublice", (La Sécurité du bien public).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Buste réaliste de la mère de Constantin Ier.

Historical background


HELEN

(328) Flavia Julia Helena

wife of Constantius I, mother of Constantine I - Augusta (324-328)

Helena, mother of Constantine and Constantius first wife, received the title of augusta 324. After the death of Fausta and Crispus, she went to the Holy Land. In Jerusalem, she discovered the remains of the True Cross and founded many institutions. She died in 328, was sanctified and is included in the calendar.

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