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CONSTANTIUS I Follis ou nummus MS
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 360 €
Maximum bid : 360 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 15:22:07
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 307-308
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale inhabituel, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau portrait de Constance Ier voilé. Revers de haut relief, finement détaillé. Belle patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection L. P


Obverse legend : DIVO CONSTANTIO PIO.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et voilé de Constance Ier Chlore à droite, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant (K*2).
Obverse translation : “Divo Constantio Pio”, (Au Divin Constance Pieux).


Reverse legend : MEMORIA FELIX/ -|-// PTR.
Reverse description : Autel paré et allumé, orné d'une guirlande, accosté d'un aigle de chaque côté.
Reverse translation : “Memoria Felix”, (L'Heureux Souvenir).


Exemplaire sur un petit flan. Poids très léger faisant penser à une dénomination au 1/72 L. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

Historical background



Consecration 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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