This variety appears to be much rarer than RIC VIII's R2 rating indicates. RIC references and an example from the Chorleywood Hoard found in Hertfordshire, England in 1977. We found only one other example online - in the Members' Gallery.RL70557. reduced , 41 (R2), 41, -, -, aF, scratches, 1.269 g, maximum 14.7 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, , 9 Sep 337 - May 340 A.D.; P, veiled and draped right; , Constantine standing right, in military dress, inverted spear behind in left, globe in right hand, X left, [PCON or ] in (off ); very ; $360.00 (€313.20)
A very commemorative issue struck at for Constantine after his death. Constantine is most famous for leading the Empire to Christianity. Before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, he saw "In Hoc Signo Eris" (By this sign you shall conquer) on the sun around . With the symbol of Christ on his army's shields he was victorious.RL66868. reduced , 2 (R), 238, 3 (only 4 specimens), VF, 1.777 g, maximum 12.9 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, , 337 - 340 A.D.; P, veiled right; , Constantine standing right, in military dress, inverted spear behind in left, globe in right hand, (Greek cruciform for Christ) in upper right , PLG (off ) in ; very ; $180.00 (€156.60)
In 315, immense were constructed in Augusta Treverorum (modern Trier).RB71998. , Trier 105, 16063, 525, EF, 3.551 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 180o, 2nd , (Trier, Germany) mint, 316 A.D.; CONSTANTINVS , laureate and right; , Sol standing left, nude but for over left shoulder and arm, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, globe in extended left, T- F across fields, BTR in ; $180.00 (€156.60)
In 318, Constantine was given the title Brittanicus for victories in Britain. The details of the battles are unknown.RL71415. , 164, 16083, -, Nice VF, attractive green with red earthen highlighting, 3.616 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 315o, 1st , ( , France) mint, 318 A.D.; IMP CONSTANTINVS , laureate, draped, and right; , Sol standing half left, , nude but for cloak over shoulders, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, globe in left, P in crescent in ; ; $175.00 (€152.25)
Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was the sun god of the later Roman Empire and a of soldiers. In 274 the Roman emperor made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults. The god was favored by emperors after and appeared on their coins until Constantine. The last referring to Sol Invictus dates to 387 and there were enough devotees in the 5th century that Augustine found it necessary to preach against them. It is commonly claimed that the date of 25 December for Christmas was selected in order to correspond with the Roman festival of Dies Natalis Solis , or "Birthday of the Unconquered Sun."SH71416. , 35 (R4), 16069, -, VF, nice armored left, sea green , light scratches, 3.142 g, maximum 21.2 mm, 0o, ( , France) mint, 314 - 316 A.D.; IMP , laureate and left; , Sol standing left, , nude but for over shoulders, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, globe in left, TF left, right, PLG in ; very ; $175.00 (€152.25)
This coin was struck in 314 AD. Anno Domini (AD) year numbering was developed by a monk named Dionysius Exiguus in Rome in 525. In Roman times, the dominant method of identifying Roman years was to name the two consuls who held office that year. The regnal year of the emperor was also used to identify years. The year 314 AD was known as the Year of the Consulship of Rufius and Annianus. Imagine how difficult it would be to use the Roman system. If someone was born in Kennedy year 2, could you determine how old they are now by adding up the number of years each president served since then? Most Romans did not know their own age.RL71418. , Rome 19, 16096, -, gVF, attractive , 2.679 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 315o, 1st , Rome mint, 314 A.D.; IMP CONSTANTINVS , laureate, draped and right; , Sol standing slightly left, , nude but for over shoulders, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, globe in left, R - F flanking at sides, R*P in ; $145.00 (€126.15)
The word , during imperial times indicated a minister of the emperor. Even the two consuls where called "comites." The therefore reads: "to the unconquered Sun, minister [of Constantine]."RL71417. , Rome 27, 16097, -, VF, perfect centering, Sol's struck a bit flat, 3.181 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 180o, 4th , Rome mint, 314 - 315 A.D.; IMP CONSTANTINVS , laureate, draped and right; , Sol standing half left, , nude but for over shoulders, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, extending globe in left, R over X left, F right, R Q in ANT in ; $135.00 (€117.45)
On 25 July 315, The Arch of Constantine was completed near the Colosseum at Rome to commemorate Constantine's over at the Milvian Bridge. As of the ceremony Constantine was expected to make a sacrifice to Rome's traditional gods, but he refused to do so. Also in 315, Constantine abolishied crucifixion as punishment and established a new program of assistance to the .RL72420. , Lyons 17, 16067, EF, attractive , strike, 3.648 g, maximum 20.9 mm, 0o, 1st , ( , France) mint, 314 - 315 A.D.; IMP , laureate and right; , Sol standing left, , nude but for over shoulders, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, globe in left, T - F flanking at sides, PLG in ; $135.00 (€117.45)
Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.
This coin refers Constantine's in the Sarmatian war in 322 A.D. According to Zosimus (lib. 2), Constantine routed the Sarmatae and drove them back beyond the Danube where they rallied to renew the fight. He defeated them and again put them to flight, taking a great number of prisoners. Their , Rausimodus was left among the slain.
RL75806. , Trier 435, 487, 16284, EF, perfect centering, Victory's a little flatly struck, closed crack, 3.538 g, maximum 20.4 mm, 180o, 1st , (Trier, Germany) mint, 323 - 324 A.D.; , laureate right; , advancing right, treading on captive, in right, in left, PTR crescent in ; $135.00 (€117.45)
In 332, and his son , age 16, defeated the Goths in . The Goths agreed to become Roman allies and to protect the Danube frontier. Only two years later, in 334, the Goths on the Danube frontier prevented an invasion by the .RL71422. reduced , 183, I 835, 16352, gVF, , nice green , 3.554 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 180o, 1st , (Salonika, ) mint, 330 - 333 A.D.; CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, laurel and rosette diademed, draped 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 , SMTSA in ; $130.00 (€113.10)
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