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Nomos AG > obolos 11Auction date: 8 December 2018
Lot number: 685

Lot description:

Constantine I, 307/310-337. Follis (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 2.66 g, 12 h), Ticinum, 1st officina, 318-319. IMP CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG Laureate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right. Rev. VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP Two Victoriae standing facing one another, supporting between them shield inscribed VOT/P R in two lines above small columnar decorated with a cross. RIC 86. What makes this coin special is the presence of the cross on the columnar. Although Christianity was recognized with the edict of Mediolanum, Constantine was not converted to Christianity until the last days of his life. Apparently the engraver of this coin took advantage of the religious toleration and expressed his religious preferences. Nearly extremely fine.

Starting Price: 40 CHF