CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT AE FOLLIS, 668 - 685 C.E.
RIC VII 65, Choice Extremely Fine, 18mm, 3.94 grams, Aquileia Mint
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVGaround diademed bust of Constantine I the Great
Reverse: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around VOT . XX within wreath, . AQP . in exergue
A common coin, but we cannot recall seeing one with such a fine and realistic style portrait, and with such a rich deep patina, much like a fine sestertius. The coin has beautiful surfaces and is a deep brown/red with green highlights.
Ex: Hanberry Collection.
Ex: NFA (Numismatic Fine Arts) Auction IX, Lot #645 with envelope