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brm_587724 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 316-317
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,70 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Belle tête de Constantin Ier. Joli revers. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONS-ERVATORI// .TS..
Reverse description : Jupiter nu, debout à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; à ses pieds, un aigle tenant une couronne dans son bec.
Reverse legend : D..
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori”, (À Jupiter conservateur).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

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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