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brm_487709 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU/XF
35.00 €(Approx. 38.85$ | 31.15£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 312
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,48 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie qui présente un joli buste de l’empereur Constantin au droit. Quelques faiblesses de frappe, notamment au revers. Patine gris foncé. Flan bien centré
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°547 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constantin Ier auguste 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/ S|F// PLG.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié, nu le manteau sur l’épaule, debout à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (Au compagnon le Soleil invincible).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Au revers les lettres dans le champ S|F pourraient être les initiales de “Sæculi Felicitas” pour le siècle de la Félicité.

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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