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brm_600826 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Demi-follis ou demi-nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Demi-follis ou demi-nummus XF/VF
45.00 €(Approx. 54.00$ | 39.15£)
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Type : Demi-follis ou demi-nummus
Date: 310-311
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit f bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine vert foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Augustus" (Constantin auguste).

Reverse


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).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE THE GREAT I

(25/07/306-22/05/337) Flavius Valerius Constantinus

August (25/12/307-22/05/337)

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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