A BRONZE FOLLIS OF CONSTANTINE I
Please refer to our stock # const1nj when inquiring.
Heraclea Mint, Officina 2, 327-329 CE
Obverse: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG. Head with plain diadem facing right, looking upward (eyes to God).
Reverse: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG. Laurel wreath enclosing VOT/XXX. Dot SMHB
In very fine condition.
Weight: 3.16 g; Diameter: 17.6 mm
Olive wood box, worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included.
Ships from the United States.
RIC VII, 92
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.