Constantine I [The Great] (AD 307 - AD 337)

Caesar Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus, commonly known in English as Constantine I. Best known for being the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine reversed the persecutions of his predecessor, Diocletian, and issued (with his co-emperor Licinius) the Edict of Milan in 313, which proclaimed religious toleration throughout the empire. The Byzantine liturgical calendar, observed by the Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches of Byzantine rite, lists both Constantine and his mother Helena as saints. Although he is not included in the Latin Church's list of saints, which does recognize several other Constantines as saints, he is revered under the title "The Great" for his contributions to Christianity. Constantine also transformed the ancient Roman colony of Byzantium into a new imperial residence, Constantinople, which would remain the capital of the Byzantine Empire for over one thousand years.

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021110

Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis
Bronze, 2.83 grams, 21.02 mm. Lyons. 314-315 AD. Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys draped over left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand, T-F across fields, Mintmark PLG in exergue. RIC VII Lyons 20; cf Sear 3868. Extremely fine with a softer reverse.
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021110
Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021071

Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis
Bronze, 2.89 grams, 20.65 mm. Arles. 316 AD. Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: SOLI INV-IC-TO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys draped over upper chest and left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand, T over star in left field, F in right field. Mintmark PARL in exergue. RIC VII Arles 84; cf Sear 3868. Good very fine-extremely fine.
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021071
Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021061

Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis
Bronze, 3.27 grams, 21.15 mm. Trier. 310-313 AD. Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys draped over upper chest and left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand, T-F across fields. Mintmark PTR in exergue. RIC VI Trier 870; cf Sear 3868. Good extremely fine.
£55.00

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021061
Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021103

Very Rare Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis
Bronze, 3.14 grams, 22.60 mm. Arles. 316 AD. Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing right, head left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand, T-F across fields. Mintmark PARL in exergue. RIC VII Arles 75; cf Sear 3868. Rated R3 in RIC. Very fine- good very fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021103
Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021079

Rare Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis
Bronze, 5.55 grams, 23.32 mm. Trier. 310-313 AD. Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys draped over upper chest and left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand, T-F across fields. Mintmark PTR in exergue. Durrington hoard 931, St. Colombier-en-Sarzau hoard 535, RIC VI Trier 871 var (bust type); cf Sear 3868. Extremely fine/good very fine.

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021079
Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021074

Extremely Rare Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis
Bronze, 3.90 grams, 22.55 mm. Trier. 310-313 AD. Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, older, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys draped over upper chest and left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand, T-F across fields. Mintmark PTR in exergue. RIC VII Trier 40. Rated R4 in RIC. Good extremely fine.
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021074
Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021098

Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis
Bronze, 4.11 grams, 24.15 mm. Trier. 310-313 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys draped over upper chest and left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand, T-F across fields. Mintmark PTR in exergue. RIC VI Trier 873; cf Sear 3868. Extremely fine.
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021098
Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021069

Rare Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis
Bronze, 3.48 grams, 19.96 mm. Lyons. 314-315 AD. Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand. T-F across fields. Mintmark PLG in exergue. RIC VII Lyons 17; cf Sear 3881. Rated R1 in RIC. Extremely fine.

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021069
Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021066

Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis
Bronze, 3.80 grams, 22.58 mm. Trier. 310-313 AD. Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing facing, head left, chlamys draped over chest and left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand. T-F across fields. Mintmark PTR in exergue. RIC VI Trier 870; cf Sear 3881. Extremely fine.

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021066
Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021059

Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis
Bronze, 5.08 grams, 23.39 mm. Lyons. 309-310 AD. Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys hanging behind from left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand. F-T across fields. Mintmark PLG in exergue. RIC VI Lyons 310; cf Sear 3881. Extremely fine.
£55.00

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' Follis 021059
Constantine I (The Great) 'Campgate' Follis 020223

Constantine I (The Great) 'Campgate' Follis
Bronze, 3.13 grams, 18.70 mm. Cyzicus. 325-326 AD. Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right. Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, campgate, seven layers, two turrets, star above, no doors. Mintmark SMKB dot in exergue. RIC VII Cyzicus 34; cf Sear 3878. Extremely fine.

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Campgate' Follis 020223
Constantine I (The Great) 'Standard and Captives' Follis 020214

Scarce Constantine I (The Great) 'Standard and Captives' Follis
Bronze, 2.64 grams, 19.67 mm. Thessalonica. 320 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT, standard inscribed VOT XX, bound captives seated below on each side, S-F across fields. Mintmark dot TS dot gamma dot in exergue. RIC VII Thessalonica 75; cf Sear 3885. Extremely fine.
£40.00

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Standard and Captives' Follis 020214
Constantine I (The Great) 'Mars' AE Follis 021106

Extremely Rare Constantine I (The Great) 'Mars' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.35 grams, 24.95 mm. Trier. 313-315 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: MARTI CON-SERVATORI, Mars, helmeted and in military dress, standing right, cloak spread across upper chest, holding upright spear, point downwards, and resting left hand on shield. T-F across fields, mintmark PTR in exergue. RIC VII Trier 53 (R3); Sear -. Good extremely fine/extremely fine.
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Mars' AE Follis 021106
Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' AE Follis 021070

Excessively Rare Unlisted Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' AE Follis
Bronze, 5.13 grams, 23.92 mm. Lyons. 309-310 AD. Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right seen from the back. Reverse: SOLI IN-VI-CTO COMITI, Sol standing facing, head left, holding globe and raising right hand. F-T across fields, mintmark PLG in exergue. (Unlisted reverse legend break for this issue). RIC VI Lyons 310; cf Sear 3881. Good extremely fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sol' AE Follis 021070
Constantine I (The Great) 'Mars' AE Follis 021068

Extremely Rare Constantine I (The Great) 'Mars' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.07 grams, 20.34 mm. Lyons. 317-318 AD. Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: MARTI CON-SERVATORI, Mars, helmeted, standing right, chlamys across left shoulder, holding upright spear, point downwards and resting left hand on shield. T-F across fields, mintmark PLG in exergue. RIC VII Lyons 12 (R3); Sear -. Good extremely fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Mars' AE Follis 021068
Constantine I (The Great) 'Campgate' AE Follis 020191

Constantine I (The Great) 'Campgate' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.56 grams, 18.18 mm. Trier. 324-325 AD. Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right. Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, campgate, six layers, two turrets, star above, mintmark STR in exergue. RIC VII Trier 449; cf Sear 3878. Good extremely fine.
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Campgate' AE Follis 020191
Constantine I (The Great) 'Votive' AE Follis 020196

Constantine I (The Great) 'Votive' AE Follis
Bronze, 2.66 grams, 18.42 mm. Thessalonica. 324 AD. Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right. Reverse: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, around VOT XX within wreath; star in badge at top of wreath; mintmark TSAVI in exergue. RIC VII Thessalonica 117; cf Sear 3873. Fleur De Coin.
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Votive' AE Follis 020196
Constantine I (The Great) 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 020164

Constantine I (The Great) 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis
Bronze, 2.85 grams, 19.81 mm. Trier. 321 AD. Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre. Reverse: BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOT - IS - XX in three lines, three stars above, mintmark PTR dot in exergue. RIC VII Trier 305; cf Sear 3870. Extremely fine.
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 020164
Constantine I (The Great) 'Victories and Shield' AE Follis 020153

Extremely Rare (R4) Constantine I (The Great) 'Victories and Shield' AE Follis
Bronze, 2.77 grams, 17.27 mm. Arles. 306-337 AD. Obverse: IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG, helmeted, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT PR over altar; altar type Helvetica 2d (diamond); mintmark PARL in exergue. RIC VII Arles 194; cf Sear 3883. Extremely fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Victories and Shield' AE Follis 020153
Constantine I (The Great) 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 020146

Constantine I (The Great) 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.19 grams, 19.84 mm. Trier. 322-323 AD. Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre. Reverse: BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VO - TIS - XX in three lines, three stars above, mintmark PTR dot in exergue. RIC VII Trier 342; cf Sear 3870. Extremely fine.
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 020146
Constantine I (The Great) 'Sarmatia Vanquished' AE Follis 020195

Constantine I (The Great) 'Sarmatia Vanquished' AE Follis
Bronze, 2.91 grams, 18.01 mm. Trier. 323-324 AD. Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right. Reverse: SARMATIA-DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, holding trophy on right arm, branch in left hand, spurning captive seated on ground right, head turned back; mintmark PTR in exergue. RIC VII Trier 429; Sear 3880. Good extremely fine/extremely fine.
£65.00

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sarmatia Vanquished' AE Follis 020195
Constantine I (The Great) 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 020172

Constantine I (The Great) 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.83 grams, 18.69 mm. Trier. 322-323 AD. Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, globe with lines of latitude and longitude, on altar inscribed VO-TIS-XX in three lines, three stars above, mintmark dot PTR dot. RIC VII Trier 368; cf Sear 3871. Good extremely fine.
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 020172
Constantine I (The Great) 'Campgate' AE Follis 020198

Constantine I (The Great) 'Campgate' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.24 grams, 18.33 mm. Trier. 324-325 AD. Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right. Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, campgate, six layers, two turrets, star above, mintmark STR in exergue. RIC VII Trier 449; cf Sear 3878. Note: There are two series of the Constantine Trier RIC 449 campgates: the first has a rounded eyebrow on the bust and a five layer campgate, the second (this coin type) has an arched eyebrow and a six layer campgate. RIC does not differentiate between the two types. About Fleur De Coin. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£90.00

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Campgate' AE Follis 020198
Constantine I (The Great) 'Sarmatia Vanquished' AE Follis 020202

Constantine I (The Great) 'Sarmatia Vanquished' AE Follis
Bronze, 2.74 grams, 19.22 mm. Trier. 323-324 AD. Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right. Reverse: SARMATIA-DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, holding trophy on right arm, branch in left hand, spurning captive seated on ground right, head turned back; mintmark STR in exergue. RIC VII Trier 429; Sear 3880. Extremely fine.
£45.00

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Sarmatia Vanquished' AE Follis 020202
Constantine I (The Great) 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 018759

Excessively Rare (R4) Constantine I (The Great) 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis
Bronze, 2.96 grams, 19.74 mm. Trier. 321 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS AVG, laureate, mantled bust left holding eagle-tipped sceptre. Reverse: BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, large globe on an altar inscribed VOT / IS / XX in three lines, three stars above. Mintmark PTR in exergue. RIC VII Trier 306; cf Sear (1988) 3871. Good very fine, much better than imaged. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£49.00

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Constantine I (The Great) 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 018759
Constantine I (The Great) 'Votis' AE Follis 014168

Extremely Rare Constantine I (The Great) 'Votis' AE Follis
Bronze, 2.32 grams, 19.52 mm. Siscia. 321 AD. Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right. Reverse: CONSTANTINI AVGVSTI, VO-TIS-XX in three lines, mintmark dot ASIS dot below. RIC VII Siscia 140; Sear -. Extremely rare (R3). Very fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
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Constantine I (The Great) 'Votis' AE Follis 014168


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