Constantine I; AE Folis, Ticinum; radiate bust/vows
Description: Constantine I (307 - 337 AD). AE Follis, Ticinum mint 320-1 AD. CONSTANTINVS AVG; laureate head right / DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG; VOT XX in wreath, PT in ex.
Diameter: AE17 mm
Weight: 2,74 g
Attribution: RIC VII 140 P
Commentary: attractive brown patina, great details, some clogged die in inscription, minor flan crack
History: Radiant crown was last time depicted on the coinage of the early 3rd century AD, because of the connection with the pagan deity Sol; it was later in the Middle Ages reinterpreted as a crown of Holy Nails.
Article Number: 061-06-07-42750