Constantine I, As Caesar, 306-312 AD, AE Follis, Genius, struck 305-307 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Constantine I, the Great, Caesar
City/Region:
Treveri (trier) mint, 1st officina
Denomination:
AE Follis
Composition:
Copper
Date:
305-307 AD
Obverse:
FL VAL CONSTA[N]TINV[S] NOB C, Head of emperor, laureate, facing right, seen from front
Reverse:
GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, head towered, loins draped, in right hand holding patera, in left hand, cornucopiae; S F, in left and right fields; in exergue, PTR mintmark (1st officina)
Size:
28.36mm, 9.6g, 1h
Grade:
Choice VF, filled obverse die, well centred, toned, copper surfaces
Rarity:
rare, RIC rarity R
Provenance:
ex JAZ Numismatics (2018)
References:

An exceptional coin of the emperor Constantine

Constantine I "the Great" was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD. He became sole Emperor of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires following the defeat of emperors Maxentius and Licinius. He renamed the city of Byzantium as Constantinople which become the capital of the Roman Empire, and later the Byzantine Empire, for the next thousand years. The first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity he had a great influence on the transition to Christianity as the dominant religion in the Roman Empire