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E-auction 201-130051 - brm_420756 - CONSTANTIUS I Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTIUS I Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 20 February 2017 14:26:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 296-297
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,69 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré. Joli buste. Usure superficielle au revers. Patine grise
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Obverse legend : CONSTANTIVS NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constance Ier césar à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : “Constantius Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Constance très noble César).


Reverse legend : GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI/ S|F// PTR.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout à gauche nu, tourelé, le manteau sur l'épaule, tenant de la main gauche une corne d'abondance et de la main droite une patère.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du peuple romain).


Poids léger. Avec l’intégralité de son argenture. Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse et épaulière lisses. Ptéryges larges.

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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