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E-auction 518-432611 - brm_596204 - CONSTANTIUS I Demi-follis ou demi-nummus

CONSTANTIUS I Demi-follis ou demi-nummus AU
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 67 €
Maximum bid : 96 €
End of the sale : 20 March 2023 14:23:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Demi-follis ou demi-nummus
Date: 317-318
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,35 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Beau buste de Constance Chlore divinisé. Revers de style fin. Sans patine


Obverse legend : DIVO CONSTANTIO.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, voilé et drapé deConstance Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (K*11).
Obverse translation : "Divo Constantio", (Au divin Constance).


Reverse legend : MEMORIAE AETERNAE/ -|-// RP.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche, les ailes déployées, la tête à droite.
Reverse translation : “Memoriæ Æternæ”, (À la mémoire éternelle).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ce type avec la titulature raccourcie semble plus rare et était non recensée pour la première officine. C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente.

Historical background



Restitution by Constantine

Constance's father Constantine I and the husband of Helen, became august 305, passed in Britain to fight the Picts. He died at York as Septimius Severus, July 25 306. His son, Constantine, who was with him despite the ban of Galerius, was proclaimed Caesar. Thereafter, he often used the image of his father to his advantage.

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