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brm_491418 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU/AU
55.00 €(Approx. 59.95$ | 46.20£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 316-317
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,37 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais, légèrement décentré mais parfaitement lisible. Patine gris foncé. Faiblesse de frappe sur le buste de Constantin. Superbe revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°1091 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus", (Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI/ T|F// ATR.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié à demi nu, debout à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (Au compagnon le Soleil Invincible).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse lisse. Épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges fines.

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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