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CONSTANTINE I, AE Follis, RIC 435v, Sarmatia Devicta
OBV: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right
REV: SARMATIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, holding trophy on right arm, branch in left hand, spurning captive seated on ground right, head turned back, STR(cresent) in ex (unpublished mintmark).
2.8g, 19.4mm

Minted at Trier, 323-4 AD
This coin alludes to the Sarmatian war and the victories of Constantine in the year of Christ 322. According to Zosimus, that great emperor drove back the routed Sarmatae beyond the Danube, and they pursued them to a place where they had rallied for the purpose of renewing the fight. He there again defeated and put them to flight, taking a great number of them prisoners, whom he doomed to captivity, and their King, Rausimodus being left among the slain.
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