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brm_674652 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF/VF
50.00 €(Approx. 58.50$ | 43.00£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 312-313
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,61 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Constantin Ier. Frappe molle au revers. Patine brune
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Constantin Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Flavius Valerius Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Flavien Valère Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO - AVGVSTI CMH/ -|H// SMK.
Reverse description : Génie nu, coiffé du modius, debout à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule, tenant une tête de Sol radiée de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Augusti”, (Au Génie de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3. Apparition tardive de la marque CMH !.

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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