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brm_609527 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 313
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement ovale, bien centré, court sur la légende de revers. Belle tête massive de Constantin Ier. Joli revers. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator ConstantinusPius Felix Augustus”, (L'empereur Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CON-SERVATORI/ -|A// SIS.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; à ses pieds, un aigle tenant une couronne dans son bec.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori”, (À Jupiter le protecteur).

Commentary


Poids léger. Un seul ruban visible.

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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