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E-auction 521-436047 - brm_718065 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus VF/VF
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 30 €
Price : 7 €
Maximum bid : 9 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2023 14:23:40
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 316-317
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,23 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, avec un joli revers. Patine hétérogène
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONS-ERVATORI// .TS.B..
Reverse description : Jupiter nu, debout à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; à ses pieds, un aigle tenant une couronne dans son bec.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori”, (À Jupiter conservateur).

Commentary


Rubans de type 1 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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