Constantine I the Great, as Caesar (AD 307-337). AE follis...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionConstantine I the Great, as Caesar (AD 307-337). AE follis (26mm, 10.55 gm, 6h). VF. Ticinum, 1st officina, summer AD 306. CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine I right, seen from behind / VIRTVS AV-GG ET CAESS NN, Mars advancing right, holding spear and round shield; ST in exergue. cf. RIC VI 63b. RIC lists this type only struck with laureate head, but this example is clearly a cuirassed bust. Earliest style bust is very similar to his father Constantius.
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