Ancient Rome Constantine I Follis with Jupiter 306AD to 337AD
That's Roman emperor Constantine I (the great) Flavius Valerius Constantinus Auguste (IMP FL VAL CONSTANTINVS AVG) on the front of this billon follis (about 5 grams), with Roman god Jupiter on the back, holding Victory.
The wonderful example in our picture comes from cgb.fr in Paris, where it sold for 195 euros (about $210 US dollars) during a 2008 auction. As always, CoinQuest is grateful to cgb.fr for use of their coin photo. It's a beauty!
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $300
The inscription on the Jupiter side is IOVI CONSERVATORI translates as Jupiter protects our emperors.
, Genre: Ancient
Requested by: Sue, Wed, 22-Apr-2015 15:03:44 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 24-Apr-2015 00:33:47 GMT
Requester description: Front: Head band is braided, ear is elongated. Back: Both arms raised, looks like lower case r on right side between sceptor and ERVATORI
Tags: ancient rome constantine follis jupiter romana roman romanorum romen romanorvm roma constantius konstantine constanter constantinus constantinvs constantia donstan constans constantina contans cons constan head band braided braid ear elongated elongate arms shield lower sceptor scepter ervatori braids ears sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon sceptrum septer septor sceptre imp avg victory iovi conservatori conservatory aavg victoriae victories god goddess gods deus deum dei diety deity godess devm deo dom divine dios