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E-auction 303-222033 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF/VF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 21 €
End of the sale : 04 February 2019 14:32:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 311-312
Mint name / Town : Londres
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,53 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Joli buste. Traces de circulation plus importantes au revers mais il reste parfaitement lisible. Patine marron, légèrement tachée
Catalogue references :

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 et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PRINCIPI IV-VENTVTIS/ -|*// PLN.
Reverse description : Constantin lauré, vêtu militairement debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et une haste renversée de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Principi Iuventutis”, (Au prince de la jeunesse).

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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