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brm_606361 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis ou nummus XF/AU
210.00 €(Approx. 256.20$ | 182.70£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 310-313
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,83 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Très joli buste de Mars. Agréable patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : "Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus", (Constantin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MARTI CONSERVATORI.
Reverse description : Buste casqué de Mars à droite, avec cuirasse et pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (C*5).
Reverse translation : “Marti Conservatori”, (À Mars le protecteur).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

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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