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ID:     74000779
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Constantine I (The Great)
Date Ruled:     AD 306-337
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Follis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 310-312
Weight:     4.02 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     CONSTANTINVS P AVG
Obverse Description:     Laureate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding Victory on globe in right hand
Reverse Legend:     SOLI INVIC_TO COMITI
Reverse Description:     Sol radiate standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, right hand raised, and holding globe in left.
Exergue:     PLN
Mint Mark:     PLN/ star in right field
Mint:     London
Primary Reference:     RIC VI unlisted
Reference2:     Huvelin 149
Reference3:     SRCV 3868v
Reference4:     VM 063v
Hoard Name:     Tresor de Saint-Colombier-en-Sarzeau
Hoard ID:     3606
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=97192
Grade:     Good VF, brown surfaces, small flat spot on obverse, weak strike on reverse
Notes:     1) This obverse (1e V) is unrecorded in RIC for this issue. 2) Sale: Triton X, Lot: 779 Apparently unique. Ex TrÉsor de Saint-Colombier-en-Sarzeau, 3606. This is apparently the sole example of this bust type used in conjunction with the Soli Invicto series. This bust type itself is extremely rare, known only from a few examples with the COMITI-AVGG NN reverse type. The Saint-Colombier-en-Sarzeau Hoard was discovered in 1976, and, among other issues, it contained a large number of folles from the London mint with militaristic bust types, including several that were unknown before.