Ancient Roman Bronze Follis Coin of Emperor Constantine the Great - 323 AD

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Bronze Follis Coin of Emperor Constantine the Great - 323 AD
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A beautiful ancient Roman bronze follis, minted under Emperor Constantine the Great (Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus). Struck 323 - 324 AD, at the Trier mint.


The obverse with a fabulous portrait of Emperor, who is shown facing right and wearing laurel wreath. The Emperor is portrayed idealistically, with strong jaw, prominent features and closely cropped hair. The legend reads:


CONSTANTINVS AVG[vstvs]


"Constantine Augustus"


The reverse with an army camp gate - a symbol of military strength, star above. The legend reading:


PROVIDENTIAE AVGG


"To the Fortune of the Emperors".


Trier mint mark in exergue.



A very pleasing example of a highly desirable type.


Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus, or Constantine the Great, Reigned from 307-337 AD. He is one of the most important rulers in Roman, indeed world history. He was the first Christian Emperor of Rome, reversing earlier persecutory laws and passing the famous Edict of Milan, which allowed for religious tolerance throughout the Empire. Constantine also moved Imperial residence to the Eastern Byzantine province, living in Constantinople throughout the latter half of his reign.



Diameter: 20.60 mm.


Weight: 3.30 g.


Provenance:


Ex. British private collection.

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Bronze Follis Coin of Emperor Constantine the Great - 323 AD
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