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brm_492772 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU/MS
250.00 €(Approx. 275.00$ | 220.00£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 315-316
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,57 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Superbe revers, finement détaillé. Beau buste. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°982 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : MARTI CON-SERVATORI/ A|S// PTR.
Reverse description : Mars debout à droite, casqué, vêtu militairement, tenant de la main droite une haste renversée et appuyé de la gauche sur un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Marti Conservatori”, (À Mars conservateur).

Commentary


C’est la première fois que nous présentons cet exemplaire à la vente.

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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