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E-auction 331-246363 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 11 €
End of the sale : 19 August 2019 14:19:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 312-313
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,18 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire à l’usure superficielle. Patine vert foncé. Monnaie bien centrée des deux côtés. Joli revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur césar Constantin pieux heureux auguste.

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN// .TS.B..
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un aigle.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori Augustorum Nostrorum”, (À Jupiter protecteur de nos augustes).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Épaulière très particulière. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Poids léger.

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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