Obverse legend : CONSTAN-TINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Augustus”, (Constantin auguste).
Reverse legend : D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG/ VOT/./ XX// TS(GAMMA)VI.
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Domino Nostri Constantini Maximo Augusti/ Votis vicennalibus”, (À notre Seigneur Constantin le grand auguste/ Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne).
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT I
Constantine was born in 274, son of Constantius and Helena. He was appointed Caesar to the death of his father 25 July 306 and was proclaimed august 25 December 307. He married Fausta, daughter of Maximian, who will give him five children, three august. The first twenty years of his reign are dedicated to become the main august against Maximian, Galerius, Maxentius, Maximin and Licinius II. He is recognized as the first Christian emperor, although baptized only on his deathbed 22 May 337.