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E-auction 222-146256 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 13 €
End of the sale : 17 July 2017 14:17:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 312
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 5,13 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Constantin Ier. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock Georges Danicourt (Toulouse) en 1997 et de la collection D. R

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapéet cuirassé de Constantin Ier auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI/ S|F// 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 lourd. Rubans de type 3. La cuirasse est à peine visible sous le paludamentum. Au revers les lettres dans le champ S|F pourraient être les initiales de “Sæculi Felicitas” pour le siècle de la Félicité.

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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