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brm_249318 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF
40.00 €(Approx. 47.60$ | 34.40£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 317 - début 318
Date: 317-318
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,27 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Frappe molle au revers. Patine marron foncé granuleuse
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP 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 : “Imperator Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI/ C|S// [.]ARL.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié à demi nu, debout à droite, la tête tournée 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. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Lettre d’officine non visible à l’exergue.

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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