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brm_723568 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
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Price : 100.00 €
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 312-313
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,36 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée sur un flan éclaté à 12h. Très joli revers. Buste agréable. Patine foncée
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Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI/ -|-// RP.
Reverse description : Aigle légionnaire “aquilla” à gauche entre deux enseignes “vexilla”, ornés d’une main et d’une couronne.
Reverse translation : "Senatus Populus Que Romanus Optimo Principi", (Le Sénat et le Peuple romain au meilleur des Princes).

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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