Obverse legend : IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré drapé et cuirassé à gauche, tenant un foudre de la main droite, tenant un globe et un sceptre transversal (B*17).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Constantinus Augustus", (L’empereur Constantin auguste).
Reverse legend : PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG/ -|-// .SMHB.
Reverse description : Porte de camp surmontée de trois tourelles.
Reverse translation : "Providentiæ Augustorum", (La Providence des Augustes).
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT I
(25/07/306-22/05/337) Flavius Valerius Constantinus
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.