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brm_487877 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: fin 315 - début 316
Date: 315-316
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,83 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier. Beau portrait particulier de Constantin Ier. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection L. P

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier auguste à droite, avec pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Constantinus Augustus”, (L’empereur Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI/ A|S// PLG.
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 Comiti”, (À notre compagnon Sol invaincu).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges fines. C’est l’avant-dernière émission de l’atelier de Lyon avant la fermeture temporaire de l’atelier pour une durée de deux ans.

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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