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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2059. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $330. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

DIVUS CONSTANTIUS I. 307-309/10 AD. Æ Follis (6.38 gm). Aquileia mint. Veiled head right / Eagle, with wings spread, standing facing on two-doored altar enclosure, carrying wreath in beak; AQS. RIC VI 127 corr.; Hunter 8. EF, dark brown patina. ($300)

Constantine's father Constantius I died in 306 AD while on his way to do battle against the Picts in northern Britain. Constantine, after assuming the title of Augustus and establishing a firm power base at Trier, issued this special death commemorative for his father.