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brm_795640 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Demi-follis ou demi-nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Demi-follis ou demi-nummus XF
30.00 €(Approx. 32.10$ | 25.80£)
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Type : Demi-follis ou demi-nummus
Date: 310-311
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 1,72 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan centré avec quelques irrégularités. Usure régulière, mais un joli buste de l’empereur, et Sol bien reconnaissable au revers. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT

(07/25/306-05/22/337)

Augustus

Constantine was born in 274, son of Constance Chlore and Helena. He was named Caesar on the death of his father on July 25, 306 and was proclaimed august on December 25, 307. He married Fausta, the daughter of Maximien Hercule, who gave him five children, three of whom were augusts. The first twenty years of his reign are devoted to imposing himself as the main august against Maximian Hercules, Galerius, Maxentius, Maximin II and Licinius. He is recognized as the first Christian emperor, although baptized only on his deathbed on May 22, 337.

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