Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus, 306-337 AD

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: AC15-0201
Category: Ancient Coins
Description: Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus, 306-337 AD
Country or State: Roman Empire
Year: 322-323 AD
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Head of State/Ruler: Constantinus I (Full NAmeFlavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus) Commonly known as Constantine the Great, 57th Emperor of the Roman Empire
Reign: 25 July 306 AD – 22 May 337 AD, (30 years, 301 days)
Currency: Centenionalis or Nummus
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Obverse: Helmeted, laureate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse Legend: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
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Reverse: Two Victo­ries vis-à-vis holding together shield with VOT / PR over altar
Reverse Legend: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP / ASIS (in ex.)
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Edge: Irregular
Note: Siscia mint
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Composition: Bronze
Diameter: ~19.0 mm (irregular)
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Weight: 3.95 grams
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Other Catalog Number: C.640; RIC.53 (R)
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF), Natural Black Patina
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HISTORICAL NOTES

Constantine the Great also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337. Well known for being the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity, Constantine and co-Emperor Licinius issued the Edict of Milan in 313, which proclaimed religious tolerance of all religions throughout the empire.

The foremost general of his time, Constantine defeated the emperors Maxentius and Licinius during civil wars. He also fought successfully against the Franks, Alamanni, Visigoths, and Sarmatians during his reign – even resettling parts of Dacia which had been abandoned during the previous century. Constantine built a new imperial residence in place of Byzantium, naming it Constantinople, which would later be the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire for over one thousand years. He is thought of as the founder of the Eastern Roman Empire.