Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus, 306-337 AD

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: AC05-0502
Category: Ancient Coins
Description: Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus, 306-337 AD
Country or State: Eastern Roman Empire (57th Emperor of the Roman Empire)
Year: 330-333 AD
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Head of State/Ruler: Constantinus I (Full NAmeFlavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus) Commonly known as Constantine the Great
Reign: 25 July 306 AD – 22 May 337 AD, (30 years, 301 days)
Currency: Æ Follis
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Subject/Theme: Constantinopolis, city commemorative
Obverse: Constantinopolis' helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder
Obverse Legend: CONSTAN-TINOPOLI
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Reverse: Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right, resting left on grounded shield
Reverse Legend: SMTSΔ
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Edge: Irregular
Note: Thessalonica mint
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Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 18.0 mm (irregular)
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Weight: 2.4 grams
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Other Catalog Number: RIC 188
State of Conservation: Very Fine (VF), Natural 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.