A BRONZE FOLLIS OF CONSTANTINE I SET IN 18K YELLOW AND WHITE GOLD

A BRONZE FOLLIS OF CONSTANTINE I SET IN 18K YELLOW AND WHITE GOLD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1302313

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Rome Mint; 314-315 CE

Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine I facing right. IMP CONSTANTINVS P G AVG *

Reverse: Sol, radiate, standing left with outstretched right arm, holding globe in left hand with chlamys draped over his left shoulder. SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI. R over X in right field. F in left field. RP in exergue.

Coin in fine condition. Set in modern 18K yellow and white gold pendant.

Weight: 11.6g; Dimensions: 32 x 28mm

Gold chain, Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority

Bibliography:

RIC VII, 27

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Flavius Valerius Constantinus, Constantine the Great, was the son of Helena and the First Tetrarchic ruler Constantius I. Constantine is most famous for his conversion to Christianity after the battle of the Milvian Bridge where he defeated emperor Maxentius. Before the battle he saw the words "In Hoc Signo Victor Eris" (By this sign you shall conquer) emblazoned on the sun around the Chi Rho, the symbol of Christianity. After placing this Christogram on the shields of his army, he defeated his opponent and thus ruled the empire through divine providence. He also shifted the capital of the empire to Constantinople, establishing the foundation for an Empire that would last another 1000 years. He died in 337 and his sons divided the Roman territories.