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E-auction 201-130055 - brm_420760 - CONSTANTIUS I Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTIUS I Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 35 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 20 February 2017 14:28:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 295
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,46 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Droit présentant une faiblesse de frappe. Joli revers. Patine grise
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Obverse legend : CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constance Ier césar à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Constantius Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Constance très noble césar).


Reverse legend : GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI/ -|-// LB.
Reverse description : Genius (Génie) debout à gauche, coiffé du modius, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).


Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 1.

Historical background




Constantius became Caesar on March 1, 293, at the same time as Galerius. He is the subordinate Caesar to Maximian while his colleague is to Diocletian. It is the Tetrarchy. Constance is attached to the Herculean lineage. He divorces Helen to marry Theodora, Maximian's daughter-in-law, while Galerius marries Galéria Valéria, daughter of Diocletian.

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