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brm_598622 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF
25.00 €(Approx. 26.75$ | 21.50£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 315
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,93 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure régulière. Joli buste de l’empereur. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n° 1949 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Constantinus Augustus”, (L’empereur Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI/ TF|*// PLG.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié, nu le manteau sur l’épaule, 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


Poids léger.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT

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

Augustus

Constantine was born in 274, son of Constance Chlore and Helena. He was named Caesar on the death of his father on July 25, 306 and was proclaimed august on December 25, 307. He married Fausta, the daughter of Maximien Hercule, who gave him five children, three of whom were augusts. The first twenty years of his reign are devoted to imposing himself as the main august against Maximian Hercules, Galerius, Maxentius, Maximin II and Licinius. He is recognized as the first Christian emperor, although baptized only on his deathbed on May 22, 337.

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