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brm_493090 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 316-317
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,02 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais idéalement centré des deux côtés. Patine gris foncé. Très beau buste finement détaillé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°1256 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI/ T|F // BTR.
Reverse description : Sol nu et radié debout à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (À notre compagnon Sol invaincu).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Au revers, la signification des lettres F|T n’est pas assurée, mais peut se traduire par “Temporum Felicitas” ou les temps heureux.

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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