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E-auction 544-468636 - brm_771414 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU/AU
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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 38 €
Maximum bid : 39 €
End of the sale : 18 September 2023 14:16:40
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 310-313
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,58 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan centré. Beau buste de Constantin Ier. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : " Imperator Constantinus Augustus", (L’empereur Constantin auguste) .

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI/ T|F// PTR.
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”, (À notre compagnon le Soleil invincible).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges larges sous le paludamentum.

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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