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brm_488262 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF
45.00 €(Approx. 50.85$ | 38.25£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 312-313
Mint name / Town : Ostie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Des faiblesses de frappe à 6h. Patine gris foncé. Joli revers. Flan bien centré
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°674 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI// [MOSTQ].
Reverse description : Aigle légionnaire “aquilla” à gauche entre deux enseignes “vexilla”.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Populus Que Romanus Optimo Principi”, (Le Sénat et le peuple romain au meilleur des Princes).

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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