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brm_264968 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF
55.00 €(Approx. 59.40$ | 46.20£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 313
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,72 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure régulière avec un joli portrait. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Pierre Gendre et découvert à Chaulnes (Somme)

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : MARTI CON-SERVATORI/ -|-// ST.
Reverse description : Mars debout à droite, tenant une haste renversée de la main droite et s'appuyant sur un bouclier de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Marti Conservatori”, (À Mars conservateur).

Commentary


Poids très léger.

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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