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brm_587710 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 312
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,26 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Belle tête de Constantin Ier. Frappe molle au revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus", (Constantin pieux heureux auguste.

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONSE-RVATORI/ -|(DELTA)// .SM.TS..
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Jovi Conservatori”, (À Jupiter protecteur).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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