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Constantine I Follis
Roman Coin (Pewter)
Follis of Constantine the great (city gate type) - Obverse - bust of Constantine: Reverse - A military gate guarded by soldiers. The reverse images suggested public security during a time of unrest.
Roman coins were not just a means of paying for goods. The reverse of the coins were used to commemorate great events. Alternatively, the reverse was used to promote the image and status of the emperor to his people.
Constantine the Great was the first emperor of Rome to become a Christian. He was made joint emperor of Rome in A.D. 306. In A.D. 312 he fought and beat Maxentius, the other emperor, at the battle of the Milvian Bridge that crosses the Tiber River. Three years later he built the Arch of Constantine in Rome to celebrate this victory.
In A.D. 326 Constantine started to build the city of Constantinople (now Istanbul) on the site of an old town called Byzantium. The city was finished in A.D. 330. He made this city his capital and the centre of Roman government.
Properties - Reproduction Follis of Constantine the Great (city gate type) made of lead-free pewter.
Obverse - Bust of Constantine Reverse - A military gate guarded by soldiers.
Diameter - 18mm.
Front Image - Full colour image of the hippodrome where horse & chariot races took place on a card with a red border.
Reverse - Information about Caesar and EAN-13 bar code.
Design - With euro-hook slot and a 32mm hole. A clear blister holds the coin on the card.
Dimensions - 12.5cm High X 6.8cm Wide.