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brm_621383 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF
50.00 €(Approx. 58.50$ | 43.00£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 314-315
Mint name / Town : Londres
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Belle monnaie mais importante tache au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n° 927 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS P AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Pius Augustus”, (Constantin pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI/ S|P// MSL.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) debout à gauche, nu, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (Au compagnon le Soleil Invincible).

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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