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Treveri, Gallia Belgica (Trier, Germany)

Colonia Augusta Treverorum was the capitol of Roman Belgica and served as the capital of the Gallic Empire under the emperors Tetricus I and II from 271 to 274. Dates of operation: 294 - 395, 408 - 413 and c. 430. Mintmarks: SMTR, TR, TRE, TROB, TRPS.


Postumus, Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D.
Click for a larger photo A skilled general and administrator, Postumus rebelled against Gallienus, uniting Gaul, Spain and Britain into a Gallic-Roman empire. Successful against the Germans, he kept his empire secure and prosperous. He was assassinated by his own troops after he refused to allow them to sack Moguntiacum (Mainz).
SH66364. Bronze double sestertius, Bastien Postumus 87, RIC V 143 (Lugdunum), Cohen VI 177, VF, weight 13.981 g, maximum diameter 30.7 mm, die axis 0o, Colonia Agrippinensis or Treveri mint, 261 A.D.; obverse IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse LAETITIA AVG (AVG in exergue), galley left, four rowers and steersman; $370.00 SALE PRICE $333.00

Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Constantine II was seven or eight years old when this coin was minted. Here he is draped and cuirassed as a powerful child Caesar with the world in his hands!
SH63721. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII Trier 382 corr. (laureate and draped, no cuirass), gVF, well centered on a tight flan, nice green patina, weight 2.868 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 322 - 323 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, Victory on globe in right, mappa in left, head of Medusa on cuirass; reverse BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, altar inscribed VO/TIS / XX, surmounted by globe, three stars above, •STR• in ex; rare (R3); $215.00 SALE PRICE $194.00

Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In February 313, Constantine met with Licinius in Milan, where they developed the Edict of Milan. The edict stated that Christians should be allowed to follow the faith without oppression. This removed penalties for professing Christianity, under which many had been martyred previously, and returned confiscated Church property. The edict protected from religious persecution not only Christians but all religions, allowing anyone to worship whichever deity they chose. A similar edict had been issued in 311 by Galerius, then senior emperor of the Tetrarchy; Galerius' edict granted Christians the right to practice their religion but did not restore any property to them. The Edict of Milan included several clauses which stated that all confiscated churches would be returned as well as other provisions for previously persecuted Christians.
RL71295. Bronze follis, RIC VI Tier 884, Choice gVF, weight 3.419 g, maximum diameter 22.5 mm, die axis 180o, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 310 - 313 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse MARTI CONSERVATORI, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Mars right; ex Pecunem & Gitbud & Naumann auction 9, lot 775; scarce; $150.00 SALE PRICE $135.00

Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 315, immense baths were constructed in Augusta Treverorum (modern Trier).
RB71555. Bronze follis, RIC VII Trier 105, Choice EF, weight 3.903 g, maximum diameter 20.1 mm, die axis 180o, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 316 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing slightly left, radiate, nude but for chlamys across left shoulder, raising right hand, globe in left, T- F across fields, BTR in ex; $150.00 SALE PRICE $135.00

Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.
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RB71023. Billon follis, RIC VI Trier 781, Choice VF, perfect centering, traces of silvering, some porosity, weight 7.118 g, maximum diameter 26.1 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, autumn 307 - end of 308 A.D.; obverse IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse PRINCIPI - IV-VENTVTIS, Constantine standing slightly left, head left, laureate wearing military garb, flanked by standard in each hand, S left, A right, PTR in exergue; $140.00 SALE PRICE $126.00

Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
Click for a larger photo On 1 March 317, Constantine and Licinius elevated their sons Crispus, Constantine II (still a baby) and Licinius II to Caesars. After this arrangement Constantine ruled the dioceses Pannonia and Macedonia, and established his residence at Sirmium, from where he prepared a campaign against the Goths and Sarmatians.
RL43300. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII Trier 173, EF, hair struck a bit soft, weight 3.495 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 0o, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 317 - 318 A.D.; obverse FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN N C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Constantine II standing right holding transverse spear in right and globe in left, F left, T right, BTR in ex; $60.00 SALE PRICE $54.00

Licinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Open civil war between Constantine and Licinius broke in 316 when Constantine invaded Licinius' Balkan provinces. Licinius fled to Adrianople where he collected a second army, under the command of Valerius Valens whom he raised to the rank of Augustus. Constantine defeated Licinius at the Battle of Campus Ardiensis, but the victory was indecisive. A treaty between Constantine and Licinius was concluded at Serdica on 1 March, 317. The peace lasted for about seven years.
RB51649. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII Trier 121, EF, weight 3.829 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 0o, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 316 A.D.; obverse IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse GENIO POP ROM, Genio standing left, patera in right, cornucopia in left, T left, F right, BTR in ex; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.
Click for a larger photo The reverse is dedicated to blessed tranquility (peace) and advertises that Constantine has completed his vows (prayers) to achieve 20 years of successful rule.
RL71490. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII Trier 342, VF, nice green patina, earthen encrustations, weight 2.740 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 225o, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 322 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate bust right wearing trabea, eagle-tipped scepter in right; reverse BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VO/TIS / XX, three stars above, PTR• in ex; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Licinius Junior, Caesar, 1 March 317 - 18 September 324 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 320, Licinius reneged on the religious freedom promised by the Edict of Milan, and began a new persecution of Christians in the Eastern Roman Empire. He destroyed churches, imprisoned Christians and confiscated their property.
RL59928. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII Trier 272, aVF, weight 2.704 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 320 A.D.; obverse LICINIVS - IVN NOB C, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS EXERCIT, Vexillum inscribed VOT / XX flanked by a captive on each side, STR in exergue; scarce (RIC R3); $36.00 SALE PRICE $32.40


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