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E-auction 389-301511 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Follis AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 28 September 2020 14:08:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: 307
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale,irrégulier, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Constantin Ier. Frappe molle au revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Constantin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse translation : “Flavius Valerius COnstantinus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Flavius Valerius Constantin très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI/-|N//PLC.
Reverse description : Genio (Génie) nu jusqu'à la ceinture debout à gauche, tenant une corne d'abondance de la main gauche et une patère de la main droite et sacrifiant au-dessus d'un autel allumé..
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple Romain).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges cloutées sous le paludamentum. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le présentons à la vente.

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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