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Live auction - brm_432281 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 280 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 14:57:31
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: début - automne
Date: 312
Mint name / Town : Londres
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,55 g.
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du trésor de Chitry n° 143

Obverse


Obverse legend : C-ONSTA-NTINVS P F AG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, lance en avant, tenant un bouclier orné d’un victoriola, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche (F*8).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COMITI - AVGG NN/ -|*// PLN.
Reverse description : Sol nu et radié debout de face tourné à gauche, la chlamyde sur l'épaule gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un fouet de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Comiti Augustorum Nostrorum”, (Au Compagnon de nos augustes).

Commentary


Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges fines. Lance en avant coupant la légende. Bouclier large, richement orné avec une victoriola. Cet exemplaire est illustré dans Trésors Monétaires XXV, pl. 28, n° 143. Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du LMCC. 7/03-58 (2).

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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