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brm_493295 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus AU/XF
60.00 €(Approx. 66.00$ | 52.80£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 313
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Patine gris foncé. Faiblesse de frappe au revers à 12h. Joli buste
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°629 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré de Constantin Ier à droite, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus", (Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVI-C-TO COMITI// TT.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) debout de face, tourné à gauche, le manteau sur l’épaule, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (au compagnon le Soleil).

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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