Ancient Rome Constantine I Follis with Jupiter  306AD to 337AD
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 in Paris, where it sold for 195 euros (about $210 US dollars) during a 2008 auction. As always, CoinQuest is grateful to 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.

Coin: 19130 , 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 FL VAL CONSTANTINVS PF AVG. ERVATORI
Tags: ancient rome constantine i follis jupiter anciet romana roman romen roma constantinopolis constantius constanter constantinus constantinvs constantia constabtine constantina val pf avg ervatori avgcosiiipp aavg front head band braided braid ear elongated elongate arms coat lower case sceptor scepter braids ears coats crests insignia crested crest creast septer septor imp victory iovi cons conservatori conservatory impc victoriae victories god goddess gods deity godess




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