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E-auction 320-237095 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 22 €
Maximum bid : 26 €
End of the sale : 03 June 2019 14:18:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 307
Mint name / Town : Aquilée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,27 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets cuivrés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin Ier César à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Constantin très noble César).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONSERV - VRB SVAE// AQ.
Reverse description : Temple hexastyle posé sur trois degrés surmonté d'un fronton triangulaire décoré, décoré et orné d'une couronne, surmonté d'acrotères à l'intérieur duquel se trouve une statue de Rome assise de face tournée à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche, appuyée sur un bouclier.
Reverse legend : G.
Reverse translation : “Conservator Urbis Suæ”, (Le Conservateur de sa ville).

Commentary


Ce follis semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE THE GREAT I

(25/07/306-22/05/337) Flavius Valerius Constantinus

Caesar (25/06/306-25/12/307)

Constantine was proclaimed august the death of his father at York in 306. Not to offend Galerius and Severus, he contented himself with the title of Caesar it was recognized by Galerius became "Senior Augustus." Constantin controlled Gaul and Britain. He took the title of august 25 December 307 after married Fausta, daughter of Maximian.

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