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brm_596197 - CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Quart de follis ou quart de nummus

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT Quart de follis ou quart de nummus VF
95.00 €(Approx. 113.05$ | 81.70£)
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Type : Quart de follis ou quart de nummus
Date: 313
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,47 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable


Obverse legend : IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Constantin Ier à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Constantinus Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur Constantin pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : SAPIENTIA PRINCIPIS/ -|-// RP.
Reverse description : Autel surmonté par une chouette, accosté d’une javeline transversale, un bouclier à gauche, un casque à droite.
Reverse translation : “Sapientia Principis”, (La Sagesse du prince).


Poids lourd. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les différents ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(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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