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brm_607190 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: fin 315 - début 316
Date: 315-316
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,03 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Usure régulière. Joli buste de Constantin. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n° 2110 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier auguste à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Constantinus Augustus”, (L’empereur Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVI-C-TO COMITI/ A|S// 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”, (À notre compagnon Sol invaincu).

Commentary


Après restauration de la monnaie, nous pouvons corriger le classement de Vincent Drost avec une césure au revers qui intervient des deux côtés du C.

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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