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Constantine the Great Follis (312-313 CE)

Constantine the Great

(20.97mm 3.32g)

312-313

London mint PLN Mintmark

RIC VI London 282

Obv: Bust of Constantine I, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right; IMP CONSTANTNVS P AVG

Rev: Sol, chlamys draped over left shoulder, standing left, raising right hand and holding up globe with left hand; SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI

Purchased from Lee Toone July 30th

Published in Cloke, H.J, & Toone, L. The London Mint of Contantius & Constantine. This coin is plate coin 8.01.009

Though this coin is definitely not what I usually collect I had to have to for 2 reasons. First, it is just a lovely coin. A great crisp portrait and an interesting reverse type. Second this coin is a plate coin. I have several plate coins and I love owning a coin that has made an appearance in a published reference. This coin in number 8.01.009 in the reference "The London mint of Constantius and Constantine".

I have wanted a nice London mint Constantine for a while and this one has satisfied that particular want. This coin was purchased from Lee Toone the co-author of the reference mentioned above. He still have a few plate coins available if anyone is interested. He shipped quickly and was a true gentleman to deal with. I cannot recommend him strongly enough.

In the meantime this coin will take its place in my collection beside my other plate coins.

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