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brm_608141 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 11/316-03/317
Date: 316-317
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,76 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Joli portrait. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS P F INV AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Constantinus Pius Felix Invictus Augustus", (L’empereur Constantin pieux heureux invincible auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONS-ERVATORI// .TS.A..
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori”, (À Jupiter protecteur).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2. Légende de droit inhabituelle.

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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