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E-auction 521-436016 - brm_587371 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 24 €
Maximum bid : 24 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2023 14:13:20
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 310
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Constantin Ier Auguste. Joli revers de style fin. Patine vert clair
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin Ier auguste à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Constantin pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : GENIO AV-G-VSTI/ (CROISSANT)|A// SIS.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout à gauche, nu, coiffé du modius, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Augusti”, (Au Génie de l’auguste).


Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. Ce follis pour Constantin Auguste est bien frappé au 1/48 L. (poids théorique, 6,77 g). Première émission pour Constantin Ier Auguste qui avait du se contenter du titre de Filius Augustorum après la conférence de Carnuntum. Ce type semble en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background




Constantine was born in 274, son of Constance Chlore and Helena. He was named Caesar on the death of his father on July 25, 306 and was proclaimed august on December 25, 307. He married Fausta, the daughter of Maximien Hercule, who gave him five children, three of whom were augusts. The first twenty years of his reign are devoted to imposing himself as the main august against Maximian Hercules, Galerius, Maxentius, Maximin II and Licinius. He is recognized as the first Christian emperor, although baptized only on his deathbed on May 22, 337.

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