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brm_466533 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU/AU
90.00 €(Approx. 102.60$ | 79.20£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 311-312
Mint name / Town : Londres
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,81 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré au droit et présentant un magnifique revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°121 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse translation : “Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COMITI - AVGG NN/ -|*// PLN.
Reverse description : Sol nu et radié debout de face tourné à gauche, la chlamyde sur l'épaule gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un fouet de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Comiti Augustorum Nostrorum”, (Au Compagnon de nos augustes).

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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