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brm_533309 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU/AU
320.00 €(Approx. 380.80$ | 284.80£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 313
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Officine: 3e
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection L. P

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse translation : "Imperator CæSAR Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus" (L'empereur césar Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI IN-I-C-TO COMITI/ -|-// RS.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié, nu, debout à gauche, le manteau déployé sur les épaules, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (Au compagnon le Soleil invincible).

Commentary


Type très rare avec le buste seulement cuirassé dont l’égide posée sur la cuirassé. Au revers, Sol présente un manteau qui couvre les deux épaules. Semble complètement inédit et non recensé. Manque aux ouvrages consultés.

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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