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Roman Empire, Constantine I, Commemorative AE Follis

Roman Empire, Constantine I, Commemorative AE Follis



Roman Empire, Constantine I, Commemorative AE Follis

Struck: Lyon 330-331 AD

Constantine I (306-337 AD), Constantinopolis Commemorative, bronze AE follis, Lyons mint 330-331 AD.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left wearing imperial mantle and holding spear.
Reverse: no legend, Victory standing on prow, holding transverse sceptre and resting left hand on shield, dot PLG in ex.

Mintmark: •PLG (Lyon)

Rarity: R2

RIC VII Lyons 246

Article code: 13-6226

Available: -1


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Constantine the Great and his sons issued a few different types of commemorative coins from 330-346. These were issued to mark the move of the Empire's capital from Rome to Constantinople (formerly Byzantium, but renamed after Constantine in 330 AD) and to re-affirm Rome as the traditional centre of the Empire. Thirteen mints produced these commemorative coins: Alexandria, Antioch, Arelate (Arles), Aquileia, Constantinople, Cyzicus, Heraclea, Lugdunum (Lyons), Nicomedia, Rome, Siscia, Thessalonica, Trier.

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