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Live auction - brm_479128 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 15:25:37
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 314
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,58 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Constantin Ier. Revers inhabituel. Jolie patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection L. P

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin 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 : MARTI CON-SERVATORI/ *|-// PT..
Reverse description : Mars casqué debout à droite, vêtu militairement, tenant une haste renversée de la main droite et s'appuyant sur un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Marti Conservatori”, (À Mars le Protecteur).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. 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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