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brm_410933 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus VF
750.00 €(Approx. 892.50$ | 667.50£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: avril - mai
Date: 313
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,72 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire au flan concrétionné mais avec un beau portrait et un joli revers parfaitement lisible. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
AMA.-  - F.-  - C.-  - RIC.-
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection A-M Schmitt-Cadet

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI/ -|-// PARL.
Reverse description : Aigle légionnaire “aquilla” à gauche entre deux enseignes “vexilla”.
Reverse translation : “Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Optimo Principi”, (Le Sénat et le peuple romain au meilleur des Princes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Type totalement inédit qui n’est pas connu avec ce buste ! Monnaie absente de tous les ouvrages de référence, notamment le Ferrando. Monnaie de la plus grande rareté.

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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