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Constantine I, AE Follis, Autumn 308-Spring 309, Group III, Class III, Lugd
 

Constantine I, AE Follis, Autumn 308-Spring 309, Group III, Class III, Lugd


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Constantine I, AE Follis, Autumn 308-Spring 309, Group III, Class III, Lugdunum, Officina 1 IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG Laureate, cuirassed bust right, parallel laurel ties MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI Mars, nude, helmeted, advancing right, chlamys flying behind, spear pointing forward in right hand, shield in left CI | H / S across fields PLC in exergue 24mm x 27mm, 5.71g RIC VI, -- (cf. RIC 295 for type); Bastien, -- Ex Gorny & Mosch Note: Not listed in RIC with laureate, cuirassed bust type. #295 is the same type, but with laureate, draped bust right seen from behind. Note from Barry Murphy: Not in Bastien either. Bastien does have one draped and cuirassed, seen from the front, also not in RIC. Notes on explaining the field marks by Ron Bude: This coin was minted to commemorate Constantine's marriage to Fausta. CI in left field refers to "Constantine Imperator"; HS in right field refers to his father-in-law, Maximianus, "Herculius senior".

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