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brm_494435 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU/AU
55.00 €(Approx. 59.40$ | 47.30£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 316-317
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,49 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, légèrement décentré au revers mais parfaitement lisible. Superbe buste de Constantin Ier. La monnaie présente quelques faiblesses de frappe. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°1364 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : 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 : "Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus", (Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI/ T|F// BTR.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié, nu, le manteau sur l’épaule, debout à droite, tourné à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (Au Compagnon le Soleil Invincible).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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