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E-auction 518-432608 - brm_596115 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Demi-follis ou demi-nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Demi-follis ou demi-nummus AU/AU
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 69 €
Maximum bid : 130 €
End of the sale : 20 March 2023 14:21:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Demi-follis ou demi-nummus
Date: 310-311
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau buste de Constantin Ier. Joli revers à l’usure superficielle. Belle patine vert clair
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Augustus", (Constantin auguste).


Reverse legend : SOLI IN-VICTO/ -|-// PTR.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié, nu, le manteau sur l’épaule, debout à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto”, (Au Soleil invincible).


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse lisse. Ptéryges fines.

Historical background




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.

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