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brm_829214 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
95.00 €(Approx. 102.60$ | 81.70£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 314-315
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,16 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, centré, à l’usure à peine marquée au droit. Joli revers. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVI-C-TO COMITI/ *|-// PT..
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) debout de face, tourné à gauche, le manteau sur l’épaule, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (Au compagnon le Soleil invincible).

Historical background


CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT

(07/25/306-05/22/337)

Augustus

Constantine was born in 274, son of Constance Chlore and Helena. He was named Caesar on the death of his father on July 25, 306 and was proclaimed august on December 25, 307. He married Fausta, the daughter of Maximien Hercule, who gave him five children, three of whom were augusts. The first twenty years of his reign are devoted to imposing himself as the main august against Maximian Hercules, Galerius, Maxentius, Maximin II and Licinius. He is recognized as the first Christian emperor, although baptized only on his deathbed on May 22, 337.

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