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brm_632249 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU
60.00 €(Approx. 70.20$ | 51.60£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 315
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 7e
Coments on the condition:
Très beau droit quasi SUP et magnifique argenture
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une vente aux enchères à Dijon en juillet 2020

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Flavius Valerius Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Flavien Valère Constantin pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG/ -|(COURONNE)/Z/N// ALE.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, le manteau sur l’épaule, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; à ses pieds, un aigle tenant une couronne en son bec.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori Augustorum”, (À Jupiter le protecteur des augustes).

Commentary


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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