Selection of Roman Constantine I Ae Follis Pendants with Silver Frame

$189.58

A selection of Constantine the Great Ae follis pendant featuring a follis coin set in a modern silver frame, with a loop attached at the top for suspension. The front of each pendant features the coin’s obverse, which depicts the laureate head of Constantine facing right. The original Latin legend reading CONSTANTINVS AVG is still visible around the edges of the coin. The reverse displays a wreath topped by a dot-in-badge motif and the letters VOT·XX arranged in two lines at the centre. The inscription DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG is displayed around the outside of the wreath, whilst the letters indicating the mintmark are written at the base of the coin. Mintmarks include BSIS with a star, ЄSIS with a star, and TSΓVI.

INDIVIDUALLY PRICED. Please note this is a general lot and individual selection is not available.

Pictures are for reference only, coin might be slightly different. Weight of the pendants vary between 4.75g and 5.63g; lengths vary between 2.5cm and 2.6cm.

The chain is also for reference only, we do have chains available upon enquiry.

Date: AD 320-321
Condition: Very fine condition. Slight patination to 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 of the religion within the Empire.

Weight 5.63 g
Dimensions L 2.6 x W 1.9 cm
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Roman Emperors
Reference: For a similar coin with different mintmark, please see The British Museum, item B.1659

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