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E-auction 265-186920 - brm_449979 - HELENA Centenionalis ou nummus

HELENA Centenionalis ou nummus AU/XF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 37 €
Maximum bid : 38 €
End of the sale : 14 May 2018 14:18:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 325-326
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,81 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Beau portrait particulier d’Hélène. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine nire
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : SECVRITAS - REIPVBLICE// SMALB.
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 translation : "Securitas Reipublice", (La Sécurité du bien public).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


HELENA

(+328)

Wife of Constantius I, mother of Constantine I - Augusta

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

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