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brm_600331 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF/VF
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 314-315
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,77 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale à l’usure régulière. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection A-M Schmitt-Cadet

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO P-OP ROM/ S|F// SARL.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) nu, le manteau sur l’épaule debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. P. Ferrando a recensé 12 exemplaires dont huit en musées. Cet exemplaire est illustré dans le mémoire d’A.-M. Schmitt-Cadet.

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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