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AD 307-337 Roman Empire, Billon Nummus of Constantine I NGC Ch. AU

AD 307-337 Roman Empire, Billon Nummus of Constantine I NGC Ch. AU
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Why purchase this Billon Nummus of Constantine the Great?

Constantine I, known as Constantine the Great, ruled the Roman Empire from AD 307-337. He is recognized as the first Christian Emperor, responsible for establishing tolerance of Christianity throughout the realm. Struck at the London Mint, this Billon Nummus of Constantine measures approximately 22 mm in diameter.

Beautiful Symbolic Design

The obverse features a right facing laureate portrait of Emperor Constantine, encircled by a beaded border and the inscription "CONSTANTINVS P F AVG," meaning "Emperor Constantine, pious and successful."

The Roman sun god Sol is portrayed standing on the reverse, his head adorned with a magnificent radiate crown, his right hand raised and left hand holding a globus. The globus is symbolic of the Cosmos; held in the hand of Sol it represents the sun god offering Constantine the power to rule the universe. Inscribed "SOLI INVICTO COMITI" (To the invincible Sun, companion of the Emperor), with the London Mint marks: "T" and "F" in the fields, "PLN" in exergue.

Choice About Uncirculated Ancient Billon Nummus

NGC Ancients, the ancient coin specialists at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, graded this Roman Imperial Billon Nummus of Constantine I, struck AD 307-337 at the London Mint, to be Ch. AU, Choice About Uncirculated. Having a grade equivalent to 55-58 on the Sheldon Scale, expect this coin to be beautifully struck featuring complete design details, with slight wear on the highest points.

Make this impressive Imperial Billon Nummus of Constantine the Great the next addition to your ancient coin collection!


Year of Issue:AD 307-337
Mint:London Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. AU