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brm_486982 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU/XF
50.00 €(Approx. 55.00$ | 44.00£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 312
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Patine grise. Présence de concrétions vertes qui ont été grattées. Beau buste de Constantin. Le revers présente plus de traces de circulation mais reste parfaitement lisible
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°434 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 INVICTO COMITI.
Reverse description : Buste radié et drapé de Sol à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A21).
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (À notre compagnon le Soleil invaincu).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Le revers rappelle le buste de Sol du "Pacator Orbis" de Postume.

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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