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brm_609454 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou Nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou Nummus XF
65.00 €(Approx. 77.35$ | 56.55£)
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Type : Follis ou Nummus
Date: 319
Mint name / Town : Londres
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,80 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure régulière. Patine verte avec des reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et casqué de Constantin à droite, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant (C*).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Augustus", (Constantin Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP// PLN.
Reverse description : Deux Victoires debout face à face posant un bouclier sur un cippe ou une colonne sur lequel on lit : VOT/PR..
Reverse translation : “Victoriæ Lætæ Principium Perpetuæ/ Vota Populi Romani”, (À la victoire heureuse et durable du prince/ Vœux du peuple romain).

Commentary


Poids léger. Casque lisse et visière cloutée. Cuirasse cloutée. Épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges fines.

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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