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E-auction 253-176591 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 18 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2018 14:23:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 310-312
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,53 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante, mais lisible et identifiable. Joli revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus" (Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI/ T|F// PTR.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié, nu, debout à gauche, le manteau sur l’épaule, 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. Cuirasse lisse. Épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges larges.

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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