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brm_605199 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
40.00 €(Approx. 42.80$ | 34.40£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: fin 315 - début 316
Date: 315-316
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,04 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Usure superficielle. Joli buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n° 2096 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier auguste à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Constantinus Augustus”, (L’empereur Constantin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVI-CTO COMITI/ A|S// 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”, (À notre compagnon Sol invaincu).

Historical background


CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT

(07/25/306-05/22/337)

Augustus

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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