People of Rome and Milvian Bridge Commemorative, 330 A.D.
Constantine is most famous for leading the Empire to Christianity. Before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, he saw the words "In Hoc Signo Eris" (By this sign you shall conquer) on the sun around a . With the symbol of Christ on his army's shields, he was victorious.
This was of a special issue struck for the dedication of the new capital at Constantinople.
RL84521. half , Constantinople 21, I 1066, 3043, F/VF, , dark green , encrustations, , 0.934 g, maximum 13.9 mm, 0o, 2nd , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 330 A.D.; POP ROMANVS, laureate of the of the Roman people left, on left shoulder; the Milvian bridge over the River, over B (2nd ) above, water flowing below; from the Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection; $100.00 (€89.00)
City of Constantinople Commemorative, 330 - 333 A.D.
On 11 May 330, refounded , renamed it after himself, and moved the capital of the Roman Empire from Rome to his new city. Coins were issued with types for Rome and Constantinople to advertise the importance of the new capital.
RL84522. reduced , 12 (also 4th ), 188, I 839, 16470, 22, F, many cleaning scratches, 2.579 g, maximum 19.6 mm, 180o, 4th , (Salonika, ) mint, 330 - 333 A.D.; , helmeted, laureate and mantled left holding across shoulder; standing left, right foot on prow, in right hand, resting left hand on grounded , ∆ in ; $22.00 (€19.58)
City of Constantinople Commemorative, 333 - 334 A.D.
On 11 May 330, refounded , renamed it after himself, and moved the capital of the Roman Empire from Rome to his new city. Coins were issued with types for Rome and Constantinople to advertise the importance of the new capital.RL84852. reduced , Lyons 266 (R3), I 206, 254, 16450, -, EF, nice , a little weak at centers, 2.375 g, maximum 17.6 mm, 0o, 2nd , ( , France) mint, 333 - 334 A.D.; , laureate and helmeted of left, wearing imperial cloak, over left shoulder; standing left, right foot on prow, in right hand, resting left hand on grounded , *SLG in ; ex FORVM (2007); ; $85.00 (€75.65)
, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.
MVLTIS abbreviates Tricennalibus Multis Quadragennalibus advertising that Constantius had completed his vows (prayers) to thank God for the 30th of his rule and made more vows to God that he might him successfully rule to his 40th .RL84413. Silver , 261/291, 342-3r, 17951, VF, on a , , die wear, small edge cracks, 1.706 g, maximum 16.8 mm, 180o, 1st , ( , France) mint, 357 - 3 Nov 361 A.D.; D N CONSTAN-TIVS , pearl diademed, draped, and right; MVLTIS in , PCON ( ) in ; $135.00 (€120.15)
, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
In 331 A.D., vigorously promoted Christianity, confiscating the property and valuables of a number of pagan temples throughout the Empire.RL79178. reduced , Trier 527, I 56, 17313, 122, EF, excellent centering and strike, nice dark green , slight die wear, areas of light , 2.245 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 195o, 2nd , (Trier, Germany) mint, as , 330 - 331 A.D.; CONSTANTINVS IVN , laureate and right; (glory of the army), two soldiers standing facing, heads turned inward , two standards in center between them, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded , TRS• in ; $140.00 (€124.60)
, , 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.
On 7 March 321, Constantine issued an edict proclaiming Dies Solis (Sunday) as the day of rest; trade was forbidden but agriculture was allowed.RL84184. , Lyons 132 (R3), 101, 6, 25 var. (laureate and , no drapery), 16734 var. (same), gVF, excellent centering, 3.446 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 45o, ( , France) mint, 321 A.D.; CRISPVS , laureate, draped, and right; (blessed tranquility), inscribed VO/TIS / XX in three lines, surmounted by globe, three stars above, C left, R right, PLG crescent in ; ϖερψ ραρε τηισ βυστ; $120.00 (€106.80)
, , 28 September351 - Winter 354 A.D.
On 7 May 351, after arrived at Antiocha, a Jewish revolt broke out in . In 352, Gallus sent his general (magister equitum) Ursicinus to put down the revolt. The rebels destroyed Diopolis and Tiberias. Diocesarea was razed to the ground. Ursicinus gave the order to kill thousands of Jews, even children. After the revolt, a permanent garrison was stationed in Galilee.BB83763. reduced maiorina, 91, II 1901, 19017, 16, -, F, green , , 2.310 g, maximum 17.5 mm, 180o, 5th , (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, c. 353 - 6 Nov 355; D N CONSTANTIVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times ), helmeted soldier standing left, on left arm, spearing fallen horseman, on the ground right, horseman is turned toward the soldier and extends his left arm, SMHE in ; $30.00 (€26.70)
City of Constantinople Commemorative, 336 - 337 A.D.
RL83773. reduced , 29, II 942, 17521, F, porous, earthen deposits, 1.649 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 0o, 4th , (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, c. 337 - 340 A.D.; , laureate and helmeted of left, wearing imperial cloak, over left shoulder; (glory of the army), two soldiers standing facing, flanking a in center, heads , each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded , SMH∆ in ; $29.00 (€25.81)
, , 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.
This with a is unlisted in but p. 379, 135, notes that recorded the in RIN 1921, p. 118; citing a specimen in the with a PT (first ), and another in the Collection with a TT (third ). The note goes on to say the should be expected since the other rulers have parallel types in the issue, one of which is . We know of eight total specimens of this , but the coin is the only other first example known to .RL84331. , RIN 1921, p. 118 (citing the ); Ticinum 134 var. (laureate , noted on p. 379), EF, excellent bold and well-centered strike, attractive green , a few light marks, 2.947 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 0o, 1st , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 320 A.D.; CRISPVS , right; DOMINORVM NOSTRORVM CAESS, VOT * V in two lines, the in center, all within tied at the bottom, PT in ; extremely ; $600.00 (€534.00)
, , 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.
In 320, Licinius reneged on the religious freedom promised by the , and began a new persecution of Christians in the Eastern Roman Empire. He destroyed churches, imprisoned Christians and confiscated their property.RL84333. , 43 (also 3rd ), Ticinum 156 (S), I 468, 16784, 65, EF, bold full circles strike, traces of , 3.794 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 0o, 3rd , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 320 - 321 A.D.; CRISPVS , laureate and right; DOMINOR•NOSTROR•CAESS, VOT / X in two lines within , tied at the bottom and decorated with a jewel at the top, TT in ; ; $80.00 (€71.20)
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