Constantine I; AE Follis, Arelate; Genius
Description: Constantine I (307 - 337 AD). AE Follis, Arelate mint 316 AD. IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG; laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / GENIO POP ROM; Genius standing left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae, S in left field, F in right field, PARL in ex.
Diameter: AE18 mm
Weight: 3,26 g
Attribution: RIC VII Arles 78
Commentary: very rare; dark grey-brownish patina
History: In its heyday (4th-5th century AD) Arelate actually had more inhabitants (ca. 100 000) than the modern city of Arles (50 000).
Article Number: 005-06-06-42960