CONSTANTIUS I CHLORUS, as Caesar
AE Follis. 9.52g, 27mm
MINTED: Ticinum mint, circa AD 300-303
REF: RIC VI Ticinum 46a
OBVERSE: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right.
REVERSE: SACRA MONETA AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Moneta standing facing, head left, holding scales and cornucopiae; PT• in exergue.
Almost Very Fine. An attractive coin with toned copper surfaces and darker fields and scattered green deposits.
The reverse depicts Moneta, the personification of money. The legend translates to "Sacred Money of our Emperors and Princes"
Constantius I was nicknamed Chlorus ('the Pale'), and suceeded Emperor Maximianus to become co-emperor of the Second Tetrarchy in 305. He ruled as the Augustus of the West for just over a year, before falling ill and dying while leading a military campaign against the Pictish tribes in Britain. His son, Constantine, took control of his legions and claimed Imperial power by birthright. Constantine would eventually become the sole ruler of the Roman Empire and its first Christian emperor.
CONSTANTIUS I CHLORUS, as Caesar . AD 293-305 . AE Follis . Ticinum mint
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