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brm_669857 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
150.00 €(Approx. 174.00$ | 126.00£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: décembre 307 - printemps 308
Date: 307-308
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,87 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée présentant un joli revers, finement détaillé. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO - POP ROM/ S|A// PTR.
Reverse description : Génie du Peuple romain tourelé, nu debout à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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