Selection of Constantine I Bronze Folles Pendants with Silver Frame

$123.51

A Constantine the Great bronze follis pendant featuring a follis coin set in a modern silver frame, with a loop attached at the top for suspension. The frame displays a London hallmark, hand crafted by a Hatton garden jeweller. The front of each pendant features the coin’s obverse, which depicts the laureate head of Constantine facing right. The original Latin legend reading CONSTA-NTINVS AVG is still visible around the edges of the coin. The reverse displays a wreath topped by a dot-in-badge motif; the letters VOT · XX are arranged in two lines within it. The inscription DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG fills the field around the image, whilst the letters ΕSIS and a star are written at the base of the coin indicating the mintmark.

Please be aware that this is a general lot and more than one item is available for purchase. The chain is for reference only, we do have chains available upon enquiry. Picture is also for reference, coin may be slightly different.

Date: AD 320 - 321
Condition: Good condition, patination on the surface.

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Constantine I, also known as Constantine the Great, was a Roman emperor who ruled from AD 306 to 337. During his reign he reformed many aspects of the Empire, including the structure of the government in which he separated the civil and military powers. Constantine improved inflation with the creation of a new gold coin named Solidus and was successful with the Roman frontiers. He was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity, and with the signing of the Edict of Milan in AD 313, he allowed for tolerance for the religion within the Empire.

Weight 5 g
Dimensions W 2 x H 2.8 cm
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Roman Emperors
Reference: For a similar coin with different mintmark, please see The British Museum, item B.1659