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E-auction 262-184725 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus MS
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 51 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:20:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 317-318
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait magnifique. Revers finement détaillé. Patine marron foncé. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVI-C-TO COMITI/ P|-// PT.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) debout de face, tourné à gauche, le manteau sur l’épaule, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (Au compagnon le Soleil invincible).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse lisse avec l’égide. Épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges fines.

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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