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E-auction 323-239674 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 84 €
Maximum bid : 91 €
End of the sale : 24 June 2019 14:07:30
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: fin
Date: 307
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire avec un superbe buste et un revers de toute beauté ! Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Flavius Valerius Constantinus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Flavius Valerius Constantin très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MARTI PATR-I PROPVGNATORI/ S|A// PTR.
Reverse description : Mars casqué, nu, marchant à droite, le manteau flottant au vent, tenant de la main droite une haste transversale et de la gauche un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Marti Patri Propugnatori”, (À Mars défenseur de la Patrie).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges larges. Les lettres S|A pourraient se traduire par “Semper Augustus”, (toujours auguste) peu compatible avec Constantin Ier César.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE THE GREAT I

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

Caesar (25/06/306-25/12/307)

Constantine was proclaimed august the death of his father at York in 306. Not to offend Galerius and Severus, he contented himself with the title of Caesar it was recognized by Galerius became "Senior Augustus." Constantin controlled Gaul and Britain. He took the title of august 25 December 307 after married Fausta, daughter of Maximian.

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