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brm_595177 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF
45.00 €(Approx. 49.05$ | 37.35£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 317-318
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,84 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, ovale, idéalement centré. Usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n° 1707 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Constantin Pieux et Heureux Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI/ F|T// .ATR.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) nu et radié, 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


Poids léger.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE THE GREAT I

(25/07/306-22/05/337)

August

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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