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brm_488068 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF
30.00 €(Approx. 33.00$ | 26.40£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 312
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,09 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré. Patine gris foncé au droit, marron au revers. Joli buste. Usure régulière
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°586 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constantin Ier auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI/ S|F// PLC.
Reverse description : Sol (Le Soleil) radié à demi nu, debout 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. Les lettres S|F pourraient être les initiales de “Sæculi Felicitas” pour la Félicité du siècle. C’est l’un des types les plus courants pour l’atelier de Lyon.

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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