AD 306-337

AE3. 2.38g, 21.2mm

MINTED: Trier mint, AD 316
REF: RIC VII Trier 117 (R4)

OBVERSE: CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right.
REVERSE: MARTI CONS-ERVATORI, Mars helmeted, in military dress, cloak spread over chest, standing right, head turned to left, holding reversed spear, left hand on shield; T and F in field; BTR in exergue.

Good Fine / Almost Very Fine.  Smooth, dark black patina with some green deposits. A scarcer type with Mars head turned left.

Historical Notes:

Constantine was the son of Constantius I, one of the two junior co-rulers serving under emperors Diocletian and Maximian during the First Tetrarchy. During the civil strife that began with the collapse of the Tetrarchic institution, Constantine, with the support of his late father's legions and a number of opportunistic political alliances, saw his power grow from strength to strength. By successively defeating the emperors Maximian, Maxentius, and Licinius, he made himself the sole master of the Roman Empire by AD 324.


Constantine was the first Roman emperor to openly support Christianity and become a Christian. He founded the great city of Constantinople (modern day Istanbul) and made it the new centre of his Empire, from where he ruled for a further thirteen years until his death in AD 337. Assessment of Constantine as a man and emperor has been polarised since ancient times. He has been seen by some as a great military commander and hero, an empire rebuilder and reformer, and a paragon of Christian virtue. Others portray him as vain, greedy and suspicious, a master manipulator and tyrant who put to death his wife, father-in-law, eldest son, and numerous others.

CONSTANTINE I . AD 306-337 . AE3 . "Mars, God of War" . Scarcer type

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