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constantinI_trier893.jpg
Constantine I, RIC VI, Trier 89377 viewsConstantine I the Great 307-337
AE - Follis, 3.88g, 22mm
Trier 310-313
obv. CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
bust of the emperor, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. SOLI INVICTO COMITI
bust of Sol, radiate, draped, seen from rear, r.
RIC VI, Trier 893
good VF, nice black patina with some green around the devices
ex coll. Tony Hardy
added to www.wildwinds.com

There is a similar type with the bust of Mars on the reverse.
5 commentsJochen05/12/13 at 12:58*Alex: Really nice example of this type.
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Maximinus II Daia, RIC VI, Alexandria 160b26 viewsMaximinus II Daia, AD 309-313
AE - Follis
Alexandria, 1st officina, AD 312/3
obv. IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG
Head, laureate, r.
rev. GENIO - AVGVSTI
Genius, nude, except chlamys over l. shoulder, wearing modius, stg. facing,
head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in outstretched r. hand head of
Serapis with modius
in l. field one upon the other star / N / palmbranch
in r. field A
in ex. ALE
RIC VI, Alexandria 160b
VF, nice sandpatina
1 commentsJochen06/27/12 at 03:21Skyler: A true piece of art! Most attractive I have ever s...
aelia_flaccilla_Heraclea_25.2.jpg
Aelia Flaccilla, RIC IX, Heraclea 2555 viewsAelia Flaccilla AD 379-388, 1st wife of Theodosius I
AE- AE 2, 4.73g
Heraclea 1st officina, 25 Aug. 383 - 28 Aug. 388
obv. AEL FLAC - CILLA AVG
Bust, draped with elaborate headdress, necklace and mantle, r.
rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE
Empress standing frontal, head r., with arms crossed before breast
in ex. dot SMHA
star in l. field, cross in r. field
RIC IX, Heraclea 25 type 2; C.6
scarce, good VF, green patina

Usually all coins of Aelia Flaccilla are not common
4 commentsJochen10/16/11 at 08:01M. V. Celerinus: Sehr schöne Münze.
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Constantine I, RIC VII, Trier 30524 viewsConstantine I, the Great, AD 307-377
AE - Follis, 3.19g
Trier, 1st officina, AD 321
obv. CONSTAN - TINVS AVG
Bust, with consulare mantle (trabea) and eagle-tipped sceptre in r. hand, laureate, r.
rev. BEATA TRAN - QVILLITAS
Great altar inscribed with VO / TIS / XX in three lines, above globe and three stars. Globe decorated with four vertical lines and a horizontal ladder-like band.
ex. PTR
RIC VII, Trier 305
about VF, some green verdigree

From the Langtoft hoard, buried c. AD 325 near a street running through Langtoft/Yorkshire, discovered 24. Sept 2000, containing 924 coins, mostly reduced folles from the Constantinian family.
1 commentsJochen05/28/11 at 22:49Bruno V.: Great
constantiusII_aquileia_96.jpg
Constantius II, RIC VIII, Aquileia 9641 viewsConstantius II, AD 324-362, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2, 6.2g, 24mm
Aquileia, 1.officina, 2.group, AD 348-350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TINVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman; he is waeing a pointed hat and is kneeling l. in front of his horse (RIC type FH1 kneeling, rare)
field right: star
exergue: AQP dot
RIC VIII, Aquileia 96; LRBC 892
S!, about EF, flan break at 9 o'clock

Not in Helvetica's list.

This issue celebrates Constantius' victory in the battle of Singara AD 344 against the Sassanides and the capture of their successor of the throne.
1 commentsJochen02/26/11 at 09:02Randygeki(h2): cool rev.
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Constans, RIC VIII, Thessalonica 11636 viewsConstans, AD 337-350, son of Constantine I
AE 2 (Centenionalis), 5.80g, 23.07mm
Thessalonica, 3rd officina, 348-350
obv. DN CONSTA - NS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r. , globus in r. hand
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier, helmeted stg. l., spearing fallen horseman; horseman, wearing pointed hat, is kneeling with his hands on the ground in front of his horse l. (RIC type FH1, kneeling)
in ex. TS Gamma star
RIC VIII, Thessalonica 116; LRBC 1647
F, general roughness
From Forum Ancient Forum, thanks!

This is my first FH1 type, which is the scarcest of all 4 types. Because of its unfavourable composition this type was soon cancelled. Not in Helvetica's FH lists.

1 commentsJochen02/26/11 at 09:00Randygeki(h2): nice! would like to get one of these sometime.
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Commemorative RIC VIII, Constantinopolis 2174 viewsConstantine I AD 307 - 337
AE - AE 4, 1.16g, 13.7mm
Constantinopolis 4th officina AD 330
obv. POP ROMANVS
draped, laureate head of a young Roman l., cornucopiae over r. shoulder
rev. (no legend)
Bridge with two towers over river, pylons below
CONS/Epsilon above
RIC VIII, Constaninopolis 21; C.1; LRBC.1066
about VF/EF

Belongs to the special issue for the dedication of Constantinopolis AD 330 under Constantine I. Sometimes the bridge is called the Milvian bridge. But really its meaning is unknown!
1 commentsJochen02/15/11 at 12:14Noah: interesting reverse
Urbs_Roma_Thessalonika_187.jpg
Commemorative RIC VII, Thessalonica 18793 viewsConstantine I AD 307 - 337
AE - Follis, 2.6g, 18mm
Thessalonica, 5th officina AD 330-333
obv. VRBS - ROMA
bust of Roma, with Attic helmet, cuirassed, l.
rev. (without legend)
She-wolf standing l., head backwards, the twins Remus and Romulus suckling, below.
On her shoulder Theta(?), two stars above.
in ex: SMTS Epsilon
RIC VII, Thessalonica 187
about EF
2 commentsJochen02/15/11 at 12:13Noah: excellent
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Antiochia 132 #272 viewsConstantius II, AD 324-362, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 5.56g, 24mm
Antiochia 11.officina, AD 350-355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TINVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r., necklace
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman, which stretching arm against him
(so-called FH3 type)
field left: Gamma
exergue: ANAI
RIC VIII, Antiochia 132; LRBC 2625
nice EF, nearly uncirculated, one of the finest specimens I have ever seen!

This issue celebrates Constantius' victory in the battle of Singara 344 AD against the Sassanides and the capture of their successor of the throne.
3 commentsJochen12/03/10 at 05:43Randygeki(h2): sweet!
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Antiochia 13579 viewsConstantius 324 - 361, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2, 4.79g, 22.5mm
Antiochia 3rd group 1st series 1. officina, 350 - 355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Helmeted soldier to l., shield on l. arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on
ground at r. Horseman is bearded and falls forward clutching
horse's neck (type FH4)
field: left Gamma
exergue: ANA
RIC VIII, Antiochia 135
about VF

Horseman bearded, bare-headed, with three braids
Not found in Helvetica's list.

FALLEN HORSEMAN types (FH):
1. horseman in kneeling position beside horse (FH1)
2. horseman sitting on ground beside horse (FH2)
3. horseman falling from horse and stretching arm behind him (FH3)
4. horseman falling and clutching horse's neck (FH4)
3 commentsJochen12/03/10 at 05:43Randygeki(h2): nice portrait! awsome detail
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Antiochia 132 #156 viewsConstantius II, AD 324-362, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2 (Centenionalis), 4.92g, 24mm
Antiochia, 10th officina, AD 350-355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TINVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r., wearing necklace
rev. [F]EL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman, which stretches arm against him; shield of soldier decorated with wheel, forehead of horse reaches over baseline downwars.
(RIC type FH3 reaching)
field left: Gamma
exergue: ANI
RIC VIII, Antiochia 132; LRBC 2625
nice EF, nearly uncirculated

This issue celebrates Constantius' victory in the battle of Singara 344 AD against the Sassanides and the capture of their successor of the throne.
2 commentsJochen12/03/10 at 05:41Randygeki(h2): wow!
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Decentius RIC VIII, Lugdunum 13119 viewsDecentius, Caesar AD 351-353
AE - Centenionalis (AE 20), 4.8g
Lugdunum, 2nd officia, spring 351-18. Aug.353
obv. DN DECENTIVS NOB CAES
Bust, cuirassed, bare head r.
rev. Two Victories standing facing each other, holding wreath inscribed with VOT /
V / MVLT / X (in 4 lines)
dot above SV in lower field
in ex. RSLG
RIC VIII, Lugdunum 131; LRBC 224
about VF, attractive green patina
1 commentsJochen08/17/10 at 02:05Noah: attractive coin
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Constantius II RIC VII, Cyzicus 2772 viewsConstantius II AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis (AE 3), 4g, 19mm
Cyzicus AD 324-5, 4th officina
obv. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
bust, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed, l.
rev. PROVIDEN - TIAE CAESS
Camp gate, two turrets, star above, varying number of stone layers
in ex. SMK Delta
RIC VI, Cyzicus 27
R2, VF+, dark brown patina, nice portrait

From an old English collection
6 commentsJochen06/05/10 at 02:24Jay GT4: Best of type!
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Constantius II RIC VII, Cyzicus 2772 viewsConstantius II AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis (AE 3), 4g, 19mm
Cyzicus AD 324-5, 4th officina
obv. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
bust, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed, l.
rev. PROVIDEN - TIAE CAESS
Camp gate, two turrets, star above, varying number of stone layers
in ex. SMK Delta
RIC VI, Cyzicus 27
R2, VF+, dark brown patina, nice portrait

From an old English collection
6 commentsJochen05/10/10 at 04:25Randygeki(h2): great portrait and campgate!
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Aelia Flaccilla, RIC IX, Heraclea 2555 viewsAelia Flaccilla AD 379-388, 1st wife of Theodosius I
AE- AE 2, 4.73g
Heraclea 1st officina, 25 Aug. 383 - 28 Aug. 388
obv. AEL FLAC - CILLA AVG
Bust, draped with elaborate headdress, necklace and mantle, r.
rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE
Empress standing frontal, head r., with arms crossed before breast
in ex. dot SMHA
star in l. field, cross in r. field
RIC IX, Heraclea 25 type 2; C.6
scarce, good VF, green patina

Usually all coins of Aelia Flaccilla are not common
4 commentsJochen03/16/10 at 11:16Randygeki(h2): nice !
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Valentinian II RIC IX, Siscia 26(b)47 viewsValentinian II AD 375-392, brother of Gratian
AE - AE 2, 4.37g, 23mm
Siscia 2nd officina, AD 378-383
obv. DN VALENTINIANVS IVN PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. REPARATIO - REI PVB
Emperor standing left, raising kneeling female wearing turreted crown, holding
Victory on globe
in ex. *BSISC
RIC IX, 26(b).6; C.22; LRBC 1526
near EF, mottled green and brown patina.
3 commentsJochen02/15/10 at 07:19kc: Very nice indeed!
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Maximinus II Daia, RIC VI, London 209b25 viewsMaximinus II Daia, AD 309-313
AE - Follis, 4.80g, 23mm
London, 1st officina AD 310-312
obv. IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. GENIO - POP ROM
Youthful genius, nude except himation over loins, wearing mural crown, stg.l.,
holding cornucopiae in l. arm and patera in r. hand
in r. feld star
in ex. PLN
RIC VI, London 209b
EF

The mural crown here looks more like a rampart!
1 commentsJochen01/31/10 at 18:08Jay GT4: Fantastic!
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Constantinopolis 8114 viewsConstantius II, AD 337-361
AE 3, 4.70g, 22mm
Constantinopolis, 3rd group, 2nd officina, AD 248-351
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.; wearing necklace
rev. FEL TEMP REPA - RATIO
Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who has fallen down on neck of horse.
(RIC type FH4 clutching)
in l. field Gamma
in ex. CONSB star
ref. RIC VIII, Constantinopolis 81
VF
1 commentsJochen11/23/09 at 20:41mihali84: Great portrait, and coin.
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Antiochia 14918 viewsConstantius Gallus, AD 351-354
AE 3, 4.84g, 19.02mm
Antiochia, 1st officina
obv. DN CONSTANTI - [VS NOB CAES]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.; wearing necklace
rev. FEL TEMP RA - [PARATIO]
Soldier spearing fallen horseman; who has turned to soldier and extends hand to him.
(RIC type FH3 reaching)
in l. field S
in ex. ANA
ref. RIC VIII, Antiochia 149; LRBC 2630
S!, VF+/VF, small flan

Legend error FEL TEMP RA.
1 commentsJochen11/23/09 at 18:26areich: That's a good-looking coin.
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Fausta, RIC VIII, Trier 4835 viewsFausta, Augusta AD 324-326, 2nd wife of Constantine I
AE 3, 3.85g, 19.26mm
Trier, AD 326, 1st officina
obv. FLAV MAX - FAVSTA AVG
Bust, draped, with necklace, r.: hair in 5 waves and small bun in neck
rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE
Fausta, in long garmant and veiled, stg. l., holding two infants at her breast
in ex. STR crescent with dot in cavity
ref. RIC VII, Trier 483; C.6
about VF, slightly rough
pedigree:
ex Marc Breitsprecher (Ancient Imports)
ex coll. Victor Failmezger (plate coin)
ex Numismatic Fine Arts Auction 3/93, Lot 1919
ex old Bavarian coll. #473, acquired AD 1919(?)

For more information please look at the article 'The Bavarian Collection' in the board 'History and Archaeology'
1 commentsJochen11/04/09 at 21:50mihali84: Very attractive coin, great style!
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Constantine I, RIC VII, Alexandria 3226 viewsConstantine I the Great, AD 307-337
AE - Follis, 2.12g, 15.99mm
Alexandria, 2nd officina, AD 347-348
obv. DV CONSTANTI - NVS PT AVGG
Head of the emperor, veiled, r.
rev. VN - MR
Emperor (or Pietas?), in long garment and veiled, stg.r.
ref. RIC VIII, Alexandria 32; C.716; LRBC 1473
about VF

VN - MR is the abbreviation of VENERANDA (or VENERABILIS) MEMORIA
1 commentsJochen11/04/09 at 21:49mihali84: Very nice!
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Constans, RIC VIII, Constantinopolis 8627 viewsConstans, AD 337-350, son of Constantine I
AE - Centenionalis, 4.20g, 21mm
Constantinopolis, AD 346-350
obv. DN CONSTA - NS PF AVG
Bust, draped, with necklace, pearldiadem, l., holding globe in l. hand
rev. FEL TEMP REPA - RATIO
Soldier in military cloak, advancing r., looking l., holding transverted spear in l. hand, leading young
barbarian in military cloak and wearing crown(?) from reed hut, behind bended tree.
in ex. CONS[?]
ref. RIC VIII, Constantinopolis 86; C.18; LRBC 2012

The rev. alludes to the fact that under Constans Franks were led over the Rhine and settled in Toxandria (todays Belgium) as armed farmers to secure the frontier.
1 commentsJochen11/04/09 at 21:48mihali84: Nice coin, beautiful patina
constantinII_siscia_236.jpg
Constantine II, RIC VII, Siscia 23627 viewsConstantine II, AD 317-340
AE 3, 2.14g
Siscia, AD 334/335, 5th officina
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. GLOR - IA EXER - CITVS
Two soldiers, helmeted, with spear and shield, stg. facing each other, between them two standards
in ex. dot ESIS dot
ref. RIC VII, Siscia 236; C.114
about VF
pedigree:
ex Marc Breitsprecher (Ancient Imports)
ex coll. Victor Failmezger
ex Numismatic Fine Arts Auction 3/93, Lot 2170
ex old Bavarian coll. #4414

For more information please look at the article 'The Bavarian Collection' at the board 'History and Archaeology'.
2 commentsJochen10/28/09 at 21:26randy h2: great coin to look at
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Constantine II, RIC VII, Siscia 23627 viewsConstantine II, AD 317-340
AE 3, 2.14g
Siscia, AD 334/335, 5th officina
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. GLOR - IA EXER - CITVS
Two soldiers, helmeted, with spear and shield, stg. facing each other, between them two standards
in ex. dot ESIS dot
ref. RIC VII, Siscia 236; C.114
about VF
pedigree:
ex Marc Breitsprecher (Ancient Imports)
ex coll. Victor Failmezger
ex Numismatic Fine Arts Auction 3/93, Lot 2170
ex old Bavarian coll. #4414

For more information please look at the article 'The Bavarian Collection' at the board 'History and Archaeology'.
2 commentsJochen10/28/09 at 16:27mihali84: wonderful portrait!
maximinusII_nicomedia_66c.jpg
Maximinus II Daia, RIC VI, Nicomedia 66c18 viewsMaximinus II Daia, AD 309-313
AE - Follis, 23mm, 6.03g
Nicomedia, AD 310-312, group V, class II, 4th officina
obv. IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG
Head, laureate, r; ties parallel
rev. GENIO AV - GVSTI CMH (CMH ligate)
Genius, nude except chlamys over l. shoulder, modius on head, stg. half left, holding cornucopiae in l. arm
and pouring from patera in r. hand
in ex. SMN Delta
ref. RIC VI, Nicomedia 66c
about EF
Pedigree:
ex coll. Voz of Roman Imperial Tetrarchy

According to Failmezger CMH is a value mark meaning = 100 sestertii struck at 48 pieces from 1 pound bronze. This interpretation is disputed.
2 commentsJochen08/17/09 at 22:18mdelvalle: Very nice piece, congratulations
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Maximinus II Daia, RIC VI, Nicomedia 66c18 viewsMaximinus II Daia, AD 309-313
AE - Follis, 23mm, 6.03g
Nicomedia, AD 310-312, group V, class II, 4th officina
obv. IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG
Head, laureate, r; ties parallel
rev. GENIO AV - GVSTI CMH (CMH ligate)
Genius, nude except chlamys over l. shoulder, modius on head, stg. half left, holding cornucopiae in l. arm
and pouring from patera in r. hand
in ex. SMN Delta
ref. RIC VI, Nicomedia 66c
about EF
Pedigree:
ex coll. Voz of Roman Imperial Tetrarchy

According to Failmezger CMH is a value mark meaning = 100 sestertii struck at 48 pieces from 1 pound bronze. This interpretation is disputed.
2 commentsJochen08/17/09 at 17:38David Atherton: What a sharp coin! Wonderful.
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Constantine I, RIC VI, Antiochia 8429 viewsConstantine I, the Great, AD 307-337
AE 3, 2.6g, 19mm
Antiochia, 9th officina, ADS 329-330
obv. CONSTANT - INVS MAX AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, rosetten-diademed, r.
rev. PROVIDEN - TIAE AVGG
Camp-gate with ten layers of bricks, no door, two towers; star above
in l. and r. field Delta - Epsilon
in ex. SMANT
ref. RIC VI, Antiochia 84
R5!, about VF, sandpatina

After attribution I found that this type was regarded by RIC as R5! Delta+Epsilon in the field means 9. The usual Greek letter for 9, Theta, was taboo because it was the 1st letter of thanatos = death.
1 commentsJochen07/29/09 at 21:04Noah: great patina
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Procopius, RIC IX, Constantinopolis 17b var., unpublished43 viewsProcopius, AD 365-366
AE - AE 3, 3.93g
Constantinopolis, 4th officina
obv. DN PROCO - PIVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, l.
rev. REPARATI - O FEL TEMP
Emperor in military cloak, stg. half-left, head r., holding labarum in in r. hand
and resting with l. hand on shield;
palmbranch in l. field, Chi-Rho in r. field
in ex. CONS Delta
Ref.: RIC IX 17b var.; C.7 var.;
(in RIC only officina Gamma and Epsilon but Delta expexted)
very rare, EF, sharp, nice green patina
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The variant with the palmbranch is much rarer than the usual 'unknown object' or the empty field. And there is no officina Delta listet nor yet found in any reference!
3 commentsJochen07/18/09 at 21:48Noah: beautiful coin
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Constans, RIC VIII, Heraclea 6421 viewsConstans, AD 337-350, son of Constantine I
AE 2 (centenionalis), 4.29g, 22.50mm
Heraclea, 2nd group, 1st series, AD 348-351
obv. DN CONSTA - NS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, l., globe in r. hand
rev. FEL TEMP REPA - RATIO
Soldier in military dress, holding reversed spear in l. hand, leading with r. hand young barbarian out off
a hut, stg. l. under a bended tree with leaves; the barbarian, nude(?) with thick curly hair, holds in his l.
hand an unknown object (rod? idol?)
in ex. SMH
ref. RIC VIII, Heraclea 64
R!, about VF

For more information about this type look at the website of moonmoth!
1 commentsJochen05/17/09 at 00:02pierre_p77: Nice coin!
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Romulus, RIC VI, Rome 23922 viewsRomulus, AD 306-312, son of Maxentius
AE - denarius, 1.70g, 17.3mm
Rome, 1st officina
obv. DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS
Bare head, r.
rev. AETERNAE MEMORIAE
Doomed shrine, r. door opened, on roof eagle with open wings stg. r., head turned l.
in ex. RS
RIC VI, 239
about EF, nice green patina
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
2 commentsJochen03/13/09 at 22:15brian l: interesting reverse
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Romulus, RIC VI, Rome 23922 viewsRomulus, AD 306-312, son of Maxentius
AE - denarius, 1.70g, 17.3mm
Rome, 1st officina
obv. DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS
Bare head, r.
rev. AETERNAE MEMORIAE
Doomed shrine, r. door opened, on roof eagle with open wings stg. r., head turned l.
in ex. RS
RIC VI, 239
about EF, nice green patina
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
2 commentsJochen03/12/09 at 13:08mauseus: Now that is something to covet; you don't get ...
constantinII_thess_71.jpg
Constantine II RIC VII, Thessalonica 7136 viewsConstantine II, AD 337-340, son of Constantine Im the reat
AE 3, 2.75g, 18.4mm
Thessalonica, 2nd. officina, AD 319 (as Caesar)
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C,
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VIRT - EXERC
cross shaped pattern, usually described as the plan of a Roman camp, Sol holding globe and raising hand standing above center
in ex. TSB
RIC VII, Thessalonica 71
about VF, rare rev.
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

Most references describe the reverse on this very rare type as the plan of a Roman camp. But experts disagree and there are many theories. One possibility is that the reverse depicts what Constantine saw in his vision; except the god on the coin appears to be Sol, not Christ. One explanation for this is that he did not come to understand the true meaning his vision until just prior to his battle with Maxentius (when he may have had another vision) (FAC).
2 commentsJochen03/12/09 at 12:54*Alex: Congratulations Jochen, I know that you have been ...
constantinII_thess_71.jpg
Constantine II RIC VII, Thessalonica 7136 viewsConstantine II, AD 337-340, son of Constantine Im the reat
AE 3, 2.75g, 18.4mm
Thessalonica, 2nd. officina, AD 319 (as Caesar)
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C,
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VIRT - EXERC
cross shaped pattern, usually described as the plan of a Roman camp, Sol holding globe and raising hand standing above center
in ex. TSB
RIC VII, Thessalonica 71
about VF, rare rev.
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

Most references describe the reverse on this very rare type as the plan of a Roman camp. But experts disagree and there are many theories. One possibility is that the reverse depicts what Constantine saw in his vision; except the god on the coin appears to be Sol, not Christ. One explanation for this is that he did not come to understand the true meaning his vision until just prior to his battle with Maxentius (when he may have had another vision) (FAC).
2 commentsJochen03/11/09 at 18:17Johnny: LOL now I know who beat me to this coin, I went t...
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Jovian RIC VIII, 23528 viewsJovian, AD 363-364
AE - Maiorina, 8.4g, 28mm
Thessalonica, 4th officina
obv. DN IOVIANV - S PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate and rosette-diademed, r.
rev. VICTORIA - ROMANORVM
Emperor in military cloak and mantle over his shoulders, stg. l., head r.,
holding Victory on globe in outstretched l. hand and labarum in raised r. hand
in ex. TES Delta
RIC VIII, Thessalonica 235
Scarce, VF, glossy variegated green patina
4 commentsJochen12/11/08 at 12:17*Alex: Super condition, great coin.
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Jovian RIC VIII, 23528 viewsJovian, AD 363-364
AE - Maiorina, 8.4g, 28mm
Thessalonica, 4th officina
obv. DN IOVIANV - S PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate and rosette-diademed, r.
rev. VICTORIA - ROMANORVM
Emperor in military cloak and mantle over his shoulders, stg. l., head r.,
holding Victory on globe in outstretched l. hand and labarum in raised r. hand
in ex. TES Delta
RIC VIII, Thessalonica 235
Scarce, VF, glossy variegated green patina
4 commentsJochen12/09/08 at 22:24Noah: It is hard to find such nice coins of his with bot...
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Jovian RIC VIII, 23528 viewsJovian, AD 363-364
AE - Maiorina, 8.4g, 28mm
Thessalonica, 4th officina
obv. DN IOVIANV - S PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate and rosette-diademed, r.
rev. VICTORIA - ROMANORVM
Emperor in military cloak and mantle over his shoulders, stg. l., head r.,
holding Victory on globe in outstretched l. hand and labarum in raised r. hand
in ex. TES Delta
RIC VIII, Thessalonica 235
Scarce, VF, glossy variegated green patina
4 commentsJochen12/09/08 at 20:54Petrus Elmsley: Very Pretty!
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Jovian RIC VIII, 23528 viewsJovian, AD 363-364
AE - Maiorina, 8.4g, 28mm
Thessalonica, 4th officina
obv. DN IOVIANV - S PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate and rosette-diademed, r.
rev. VICTORIA - ROMANORVM
Emperor in military cloak and mantle over his shoulders, stg. l., head r.,
holding Victory on globe in outstretched l. hand and labarum in raised r. hand
in ex. TES Delta
RIC VIII, Thessalonica 235
Scarce, VF, glossy variegated green patina
4 commentsJochen12/09/08 at 19:46Potator II: Nice type and outstanding patina !
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Constantius II RIC VII, Trier 51447 viewsConstantius II 324-361, son of Constantine I
AE - reduced Follis (AE 3)
Trier 1st officina, AD 327-328, 2.93g, 18.27mm, 4h
obv. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
bust laureate, draped and cuirassed, l.
rev. PROVIDEN - TIA CAESS
camp-gate, without doors, with two turrets, one star above
exergue: PTRE
RIC VII, Trier 514
near mint state, brown patina
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The emperor wears at his left shoulder a fur trimming, called in German 'Trierer Pelzchen', i.e. 'small fur from Trier', due to the cold climate in this part of Germany.
From the Killingholme hoard (deposited around 333-334), found 1993
2 commentsJochen11/30/08 at 23:12Jochen: Born AD 317 he should be on this coin 10-11 years ...
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Constantius II RIC VII, Trier 51447 viewsConstantius II 324-361, son of Constantine I
AE - reduced Follis (AE 3)
Trier 1st officina, AD 327-328, 2.93g, 18.27mm, 4h
obv. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
bust laureate, draped and cuirassed, l.
rev. PROVIDEN - TIA CAESS
camp-gate, without doors, with two turrets, one star above
exergue: PTRE
RIC VII, Trier 514
near mint state, brown patina
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The emperor wears at his left shoulder a fur trimming, called in German 'Trierer Pelzchen', i.e. 'small fur from Trier', due to the cold climate in this part of Germany.
From the Killingholme hoard (deposited around 333-334), found 1993
2 commentsJochen11/26/08 at 19:57cerge: what pretty coin! is the emperor on a children por...
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Antiochia 132 #156 viewsConstantius II, AD 324-362, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2 (Centenionalis), 4.92g, 24mm
Antiochia, 10th officina, AD 350-355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TINVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r., wearing necklace
rev. [F]EL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman, which stretches arm against him; shield of soldier decorated with wheel, forehead of horse reaches over baseline downwars.
(RIC type FH3 reaching)
field left: Gamma
exergue: ANI
RIC VIII, Antiochia 132; LRBC 2625
nice EF, nearly uncirculated

This issue celebrates Constantius' victory in the battle of Singara 344 AD against the Sassanides and the capture of their successor of the throne.
2 commentsJochen09/19/08 at 02:35Noah: awesome detail!!
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Constantius II RIC VII, Cyzicus 2772 viewsConstantius II AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis (AE 3), 4g, 19mm
Cyzicus AD 324-5, 4th officina
obv. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
bust, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed, l.
rev. PROVIDEN - TIAE CAESS
Camp gate, two turrets, star above, varying number of stone layers
in ex. SMK Delta
RIC VI, Cyzicus 27
R2, VF+, dark brown patina, nice portrait

From an old English collection
6 commentsJochen09/17/08 at 22:08divvsavgvstvs: Very nice campgate.
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Constantius II RIC VII, Cyzicus 2772 viewsConstantius II AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis (AE 3), 4g, 19mm
Cyzicus AD 324-5, 4th officina
obv. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
bust, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed, l.
rev. PROVIDEN - TIAE CAESS
Camp gate, two turrets, star above, varying number of stone layers
in ex. SMK Delta
RIC VI, Cyzicus 27
R2, VF+, dark brown patina, nice portrait

From an old English collection
6 commentsJochen09/17/08 at 10:47Potator II: The portrait is tremendous
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Alexandria 72 var.53 viewsConstantius II, 324 - 361, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2 (Centenionalis), 6.04g
Alexandria, 4th officina, 15 March 351 - 6 Nov. 355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Helmeted soldier to l., shield on l. arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on
ground at r.; horseman, bearded and wearing turban(!), turns to face soldier and extends l. arm (type FH3?)
in l. field Gamma
in ex. ALE Delta
RIC VIII, Alexandria 72 var. LRBC 2863
about VF, even brown patina

The position of the horseman is extraordinary and doesn't fit any of the RIC types of FH. And he doesn't wear a pointed cap - as described in RIC - but obviously a turban! So I think he is not an ordinary horseman but a dignitary.
The P in the rev. legend looks like a D. A proof that the legends on the obv. and the rev. are cut by different die cutters.

Not in Helvetica's FH lists.
1 commentsJochen09/13/08 at 09:43maik: Very nice.You can look it long of time.P is clear ...
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Constantius II RIC VII, Cyzicus 2772 viewsConstantius II AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis (AE 3), 4g, 19mm
Cyzicus AD 324-5, 4th officina
obv. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
bust, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed, l.
rev. PROVIDEN - TIAE CAESS
Camp gate, two turrets, star above, varying number of stone layers
in ex. SMK Delta
RIC VI, Cyzicus 27
R2, VF+, dark brown patina, nice portrait

From an old English collection
6 commentsJochen09/12/08 at 01:37Noah: absolutely awesome example
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Trajan RIC II, 68659 viewsTrajan AD 98-117
AE - (Orichalcum)-Semis, 2.92g, 18mm
Rome, undated
obv. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG
head laureate, r.
rev. (no legend)
gaming table with vase and wreath
exergue SC
RIC II, 686; C.349 var.
Scarce, VF

2 SEMISSES were worth 1 AS
1 commentsJochen08/11/08 at 09:29divvsavgvstvs: That is a really nice semis Jochen.
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Constantius II, RIC VII, Antiochia 129 34 viewsConstantius II, AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE 3 (Follis), 16.55mm, 2.21g
Antiochia, 1st officina, AD 348-350
obv. [DN CONSTA]N - TIVS PF AVG
Bust,, draped and cuirassed, perl-diademed, r.
rev. FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Phoenix, nimbate and radiate, stg. r. n globe decorated with cross and stars
in r. field star
in ex. ANA
RIC VII, Antiochia 129
F/about VF
1 commentsJochen07/15/08 at 14:36divvsavgvstvs: Fantastic nimbus!!!
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Constantine I, RIC VII, Constantinople 2553 viewsConstantine I. the Great, AD 307-337
AE - Follis (AE2), 2.97g, 19.1mm
Constantinople, 5th officina, AD 327/8
obv. CONSTANTI - NVS MAX AVG
Bust, rosette-diademed, r.
rev. LIBERT - A - S - PVBLICA
Victory, in long garment, stg. facing, head l., on galley with five oars and
rudder, r., both hands raised and holding wreath in each hand
in l. field E
in ex. CONS
RIC VII, Constantinople 25
Scarce, about EF
2 commentsJochen07/15/08 at 14:34divvsavgvstvs: Superb example! Beautifully detailed.
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Diocletian RIC VI, Ticinum 56(a)49 viewsDiocletian, 284-305
AE - Follis, 8.12g, 26mm
Ticinum, 3rd officina, c. 305
obv. DN DIOCLETIANO BAEATISSIMO SEN AVG (sic!)
Laureate bust right in consular robe, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left
rev. PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, branch
downward in right hand, leaning left on vertical scepter
in right field pellet
in exergue: TT
RIC VI, Ticinum 56a; C.422
VF+, nice green patina, some silvering below
ex Tony Hardy Coll.
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The pellet for the Augusti was in the r. field, for the Caesars in the l. field.
2 commentsJochen05/29/08 at 01:27Noah: i simply adore that rugged green patina
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Constantine I, RIC VII, Constantinople 2553 viewsConstantine I. the Great, AD 307-337
AE - Follis (AE2), 2.97g, 19.1mm
Constantinople, 5th officina, AD 327/8
obv. CONSTANTI - NVS MAX AVG
Bust, rosette-diademed, r.
rev. LIBERT - A - S - PVBLICA
Victory, in long garment, stg. facing, head l., on galley with five oars and
rudder, r., both hands raised and holding wreath in each hand
in l. field E
in ex. CONS
RIC VII, Constantinople 25
Scarce, about EF
2 commentsJochen04/11/08 at 19:15Victor: Fantastic example of this coin that alludes to the...
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Licinius II RIC VII, Siscia 11560 viewsLicinius II 317-324 Caesar, son of Licinius I
AE - AE 3, 3.08g, 19mm
Siscia 4. officina AD 320
obv. [L]IC - NIVS IVN NOB CAES
draped, cuirassed bust, laureate head l., holding Victory on globe l. and mappa li., on cuirass head of Medusa
rev. VIRTVS - EXERCIT
standard with VOT/X between two captives
field: S and F
exergue: Delta SIS star
RIC VII, Siscia 115
R3; VF, from a hoard in Croatia 2004
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3 commentsJochen02/04/08 at 20:50ROMA: Very sharp!
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Constantius II RIC VIII, Nicomedia 6781 viewsConstantius II, AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis, 4.35g, 19.26mm
Nicomedia 4th officina, AD AD 347-348
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, l., holding globe in r. hand
rev. FEL TEMP - REPARATIO
Emperor in military dress standing l., holding standard with Chi-Rh on banner
and resting l. hand on shield; in front of Emperor are two captives standing
(var. a)
exergue: SMN Delta
RIC VIII, Nicomedia 67; C.41; LRBC 2289
VF+, nice sandpatina; found in Syria
2 commentsJochen01/31/08 at 02:00Noah: beautiful patina Jochen!!
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Diocletian RIC VI, Ticinum 43(a)44 viewsDiocletian 284 - 305
AE - AE 2, 10.5g, 25mm
Ticinum 2. officina, ca. 300- 303
obv. IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
laureate head r.
rev. SACRA MONET AVGG - CAESS NOSTR
Moneta standing l., r. holding scales, r. cornucopiae
exergue: ST dot
RIC VI, Ticinum 43(a); C.436
VF
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1 commentsJochen12/30/07 at 16:25yarlan: impressive patina
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Maxentius, RIC VI, Rome 208 var. #129 viewsMaxentius, AD 306-312, son of Maximian
AE - Follis, 24.52, 6.1g
Rome, 4th officina, AD 308-310
obv. IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG
Head, laureate, r.
rev. CONSERV - VRB SVAE
Hexastyle temple with Roma std. within, holding sceptre and small Victory on globe, shield beside(?); architrave decorated with wave-line and dots; as l. acroterion a wreath, as r. acroterion a male figure with long torch; pediment decorated with a group of 4 figures: The l. figure in the centre Jupiter, stg. facing, holding sceptre in l. hand and r. hand extended, the r. figure Heracles, resting on club with r. hand and l. hand extended, in the l. angle the upper part of the body of a river-god; in the r. angle the upper part of the body of Sol, radiate, r., l. hand extended.
in ex. RBQ
Ref. RIC VI, Rome 208 var.; Failmezger no.127iM3, notes 179, 183; C. cf. 34; Drost, Monayage de Maxence, p.310, nr.93, 5th emission, pic. 89d/3 (this coin!)
about VF, weak strike on upper right obv. and lower right rev.
Pedigree:
ex Failmezger coll. (plate coin)

Unlisted and interesting variation of RIC 208
1 commentsJochen09/17/07 at 23:50Noah: A handsome portrait (even if worn) and a wonderful...
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Constantine II, RIC VII, London 25733 viewsConstantine II, AD 317-337, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis, 3.18g, 19.8g
London, AD 322-323
obv. CONSTANTI - NVS IVN NC
Bust, cuirassed, radiate, l.
rev. BEAT TRA - NQLITAS (sic!)
Globe on altar inscribed with VOT/IS/XX, above 3 stars
in l. field F, in r. field B
ex. PLON
RIC VII, London 257; C.8
about VF, glossy brown patina (difficult to scan!)

2 commentsJochen06/18/07 at 01:34Ardatirion: from a distance, the obverse almost looks like a U...
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Constantine II, RIC VII, London 25733 viewsConstantine II, AD 317-337, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis, 3.18g, 19.8g
London, AD 322-323
obv. CONSTANTI - NVS IVN NC
Bust, cuirassed, radiate, l.
rev. BEAT TRA - NQLITAS (sic!)
Globe on altar inscribed with VOT/IS/XX, above 3 stars
in l. field F, in r. field B
ex. PLON
RIC VII, London 257; C.8
about VF, glossy brown patina (difficult to scan!)

2 commentsJochen04/30/07 at 12:07Potator II: Despite scanning difficulties, it seems a very att...
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I RIC VII, Sirmium 48432 viewsConstantin I the Great 307 - 337
AE - AE 3, 3.55g, 19mm
Sirmium 1. officina, 324 - 325
obv. CONSTAN - TINVS AVG
laureate head r.
rev. SARMATIA - DEVICTA
Victory advancing r., holding trophy in r. hand and
palmbranch in l. hand, spurning captive sitting on ground to r.
exergue: SIRM
RIC VII, Sirmium 48; C.487; LRBC 802
about EF, flan crack at 6 o'clock
3 commentsJochen03/24/07 at 02:05Gavignano: Very tough coin, nicest I've seen
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Procopius, RIC IX, Constantinopolis 17b var., unpublished43 viewsProcopius, AD 365-366
AE - AE 3, 3.93g
Constantinopolis, 4th officina
obv. DN PROCO - PIVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, l.
rev. REPARATI - O FEL TEMP
Emperor in military cloak, stg. half-left, head r., holding labarum in in r. hand
and resting with l. hand on shield;
palmbranch in l. field, Chi-Rho in r. field
in ex. CONS Delta
Ref.: RIC IX 17b var.; C.7 var.;
(in RIC only officina Gamma and Epsilon but Delta expexted)
very rare, EF, sharp, nice green patina
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The variant with the palmbranch is much rarer than the usual 'unknown object' or the empty field. And there is no officina Delta listet nor yet found in any reference!
3 commentsJochen03/12/07 at 14:15maridvnvm: What a wonderful coin. I only haope that when I bu...
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Procopius, RIC IX, Constantinopolis 17b var., unpublished43 viewsProcopius, AD 365-366
AE - AE 3, 3.93g
Constantinopolis, 4th officina
obv. DN PROCO - PIVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, l.
rev. REPARATI - O FEL TEMP
Emperor in military cloak, stg. half-left, head r., holding labarum in in r. hand
and resting with l. hand on shield;
palmbranch in l. field, Chi-Rho in r. field
in ex. CONS Delta
Ref.: RIC IX 17b var.; C.7 var.;
(in RIC only officina Gamma and Epsilon but Delta expexted)
very rare, EF, sharp, nice green patina
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The variant with the palmbranch is much rarer than the usual 'unknown object' or the empty field. And there is no officina Delta listet nor yet found in any reference!
3 commentsJochen03/11/07 at 12:06Potator II: Great find, and so nice condition....
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Hanniballianus RIC VII, 148136 viewsHanniballianus, King of Pontus 335 - 337, nephew of Constantine I
AE - AE 4, 1.24g, 15.5mm
Contantinopolis 1. officina, AD 336 - 337
obv. FL HANNIBALLIANVS REGI
draped, cuirassed bust, bare head r.
rev. SEC - VRITAS PVBLICA
Rivergod Euphrates sitting r., leaning with r. arm on sceptre,
with l. hand pouring water from a vase; reed in background
exergue: CONSS
RIC VII, 148; C.2
R5(!) due to the legend break on rev.; about VF
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Hanniballianus was killed in the big family killing after the death of Constantin I
4 commentsJochen01/06/07 at 04:55Aamil Qureshi: WOW! I'ts not that often that one encounters an AE...
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Constantine I, RIC VII, Cyzikus 850 viewsConstantine I the Great, 307 - 337
AE - AE 3, 3.68g, 18mm
Cyzikus 6. officina, 317 - 320
obv. IMP CONSTA - NTINVS AVG
bust with consular robe, laureate head l., globe and sceptre in l., mappa in r. hand
rev. IOVI CONS - ERVATORI AVGG
Jupiter standing l., chlamys across l. shoulder, holding sceptre and
Victory on globe
field: wreath and S
exergue: SMK
RIC VII, 8; cf. C.300
Rare; good VF, partially silvered, flan crack at 7 o'clock
1 commentsJochen01/06/07 at 04:53Aamil Qureshi: Beautiful coin with beautiful silvering
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Gratian RIC IX, Alexandria 6(a)72 viewsGratian AD 367-383, son of Valentinian I
AE - AE 2, 4.94g, 18.5mm
Alexandria 1th officina 9 Aug. 378 - 25 Aug. 383
obv. DN GRATIA - ANVS PF AVG
Helmeted (with pearl-diadem), draped and cuirassed, r., holding spear and
shield in front.
rev. GLORIA RO - MANORVM
Emperor stg. facing, head r., on ship, raising r. hand. Victory seated at helm.
in field: l. wreath
exergue: ALEA
RIC IX, Alexandria 6(a); C.25
VF, rest of silvering (yellowish!)
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Revers legend blundered to GLORAI RO - MANORVM (Thanks Gert!)
3 commentsJochen11/12/06 at 17:07Aamil Qureshi: Oh My Goodness, A Silvered AE 2 Of Valentinian II!...
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Aelia Flaccilla, RIC IX, Heraclea 2555 viewsAelia Flaccilla AD 379-388, 1st wife of Theodosius I
AE- AE 2, 4.73g
Heraclea 1st officina, 25 Aug. 383 - 28 Aug. 388
obv. AEL FLAC - CILLA AVG
Bust, draped with elaborate headdress, necklace and mantle, r.
rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE
Empress standing frontal, head r., with arms crossed before breast
in ex. dot SMHA
star in l. field, cross in r. field
RIC IX, Heraclea 25 type 2; C.6
scarce, good VF, green patina

Usually all coins of Aelia Flaccilla are not common
4 commentsJochen09/22/06 at 00:49*Alex: Very, very nice!
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Aelia Flaccilla, RIC IX, Heraclea 2555 viewsAelia Flaccilla AD 379-388, 1st wife of Theodosius I
AE- AE 2, 4.73g
Heraclea 1st officina, 25 Aug. 383 - 28 Aug. 388
obv. AEL FLAC - CILLA AVG
Bust, draped with elaborate headdress, necklace and mantle, r.
rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE
Empress standing frontal, head r., with arms crossed before breast
in ex. dot SMHA
star in l. field, cross in r. field
RIC IX, Heraclea 25 type 2; C.6
scarce, good VF, green patina

Usually all coins of Aelia Flaccilla are not common
4 commentsJochen09/20/06 at 08:53Potator II: Very nice for the type.
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Theodosius I RIC IX, Heraclea 21(b)48 viewsTheodosius I AD 379-395
AE - Centenionalis (AE 21), 4.24g
Heraclea, 25. Aug. 383 - 28. Aug. 388
obv. DN THEODO - SIVS PF AVG
Bust, helmeted and with pearl-diadem, draped and cuirassed, r., holding
spear and shield before
rev. GLORIA RO - MANORVM
Emperor, helmeted and in military cloak, standing l. on galley, head r., r. hand
raised in greeting attitude, behind him Victory seated at helm, holding rudder
and steering the ship.
Greek Tau in left field
in ex. SM[HA]
RIC IX, Heraclea 21(b); C.19; LRBC 1971
EF, brown patina
3 commentsJochen09/08/06 at 12:05Potator II: Great addition to your collection, Jochen, congrat...
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Theodosius I RIC IX, Heraclea 21(b)48 viewsTheodosius I AD 379-395
AE - Centenionalis (AE 21), 4.24g
Heraclea, 25. Aug. 383 - 28. Aug. 388
obv. DN THEODO - SIVS PF AVG
Bust, helmeted and with pearl-diadem, draped and cuirassed, r., holding
spear and shield before
rev. GLORIA RO - MANORVM
Emperor, helmeted and in military cloak, standing l. on galley, head r., r. hand
raised in greeting attitude, behind him Victory seated at helm, holding rudder
and steering the ship.
Greek Tau in left field
in ex. SM[HA]
RIC IX, Heraclea 21(b); C.19; LRBC 1971
EF, brown patina
3 commentsJochen09/07/06 at 17:28snorkelpaleis: Unbelievable! Great details!
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Theodosius I RIC IX, Heraclea 21(b)48 viewsTheodosius I AD 379-395
AE - Centenionalis (AE 21), 4.24g
Heraclea, 25. Aug. 383 - 28. Aug. 388
obv. DN THEODO - SIVS PF AVG
Bust, helmeted and with pearl-diadem, draped and cuirassed, r., holding
spear and shield before
rev. GLORIA RO - MANORVM
Emperor, helmeted and in military cloak, standing l. on galley, head r., r. hand
raised in greeting attitude, behind him Victory seated at helm, holding rudder
and steering the ship.
Greek Tau in left field
in ex. SM[HA]
RIC IX, Heraclea 21(b); C.19; LRBC 1971
EF, brown patina
3 commentsJochen09/06/06 at 23:00Noah: That is one of the nicest Theodosius coins I have ...
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Constantius II RIC VIII, Siscia 24338 viewsConstantius II AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Centenionalis (AE 3), 1.99g, 18.9mm
Siscia 4th officina, AD 348-350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, perl-diademed , r.
rev. FEL TEMP - REPARATIO
Emperor, in military clothes, stands l. in galley, phoenix on globe in right,
labarum in left, Victory seated steers in stern
in ex. ASIS and symbol #4
RIC VIII, Siscia 243; LRBC 1135
Choice EF, nice patina, fantastic strike and condition, superb example of the type
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
1 commentsJochen08/12/06 at 21:44ecoli: You are into LRBs now? There goes the low prices....
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Delmatius RIC VII, Siscia 25660 viewsDelmatius Caesar AD 335-337, nephew of Constantine I, brother of Hannibalianus
AE - AE 4, 1.56g, 17mm
Siscia 2nd officina AD 335/6
obv. FL DELMATIVS NOB C
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
obv. GLOR - IA EXERC - CITVS
Two soldiers standing facing each another, holding spear in outer hand and
rest inner hand on shield; between them a standard
exergue: BSIS
RIC VII, Siscia 256; LRBC 758
R1; VF/xEF, nice reverse
3 commentsJochen08/11/06 at 03:36arizonarobin: The detail on the reverse is by far the best I hav...
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Valentinian II RIC IX, Siscia 26(b)47 viewsValentinian II AD 375-392, brother of Gratian
AE - AE 2, 4.37g, 23mm
Siscia 2nd officina, AD 378-383
obv. DN VALENTINIANVS IVN PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. REPARATIO - REI PVB
Emperor standing left, raising kneeling female wearing turreted crown, holding
Victory on globe
in ex. *BSISC
RIC IX, 26(b).6; C.22; LRBC 1526
near EF, mottled green and brown patina.
3 commentsJochen07/16/06 at 19:33Noah: beautiful
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Gratian RIC IX, Siscia 26(a)26 viewsGratian AD 367-383, son of Valentinian I
AE - AE 2
Siscia 2nd Officina, 9.Aug.378-25.Aug.383
obv. DN GRATIA - NVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. REPARATIO - REI PVB
Emperor, in military dress, stg. frontal, head l., holding Victory on globe in l.
hand and raising turreted woman kneeling l. before him
in ex. star BSISC
RIC IX, 26(a) #6; C.30
good VF
1 commentsJochen07/16/06 at 19:32Noah: awesome patina and wonderful detail!
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Constantius II RIC VII, Antiochia 11048 viewsConstantius II, AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis, 1.80g, 15.36mm
Antiochia 7th officina AD 335-337
obv. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. GLOR - IA EXERC - ITVS
Two soldiers standing facing one another, each holding reversed spear and
resting hand on shield set on ground, between them, one standard
exergue: SMANZ
RIC VII, Antiochia 110
Scarce; EF
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1 commentsJochen07/16/06 at 19:30Noah: excellent coin!
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Constantius II RIC VII, Cyzicus 2772 viewsConstantius II AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis (AE 3), 4g, 19mm
Cyzicus AD 324-5, 4th officina
obv. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
bust, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed, l.
rev. PROVIDEN - TIAE CAESS
Camp gate, two turrets, star above, varying number of stone layers
in ex. SMK Delta
RIC VI, Cyzicus 27
R2, VF+, dark brown patina, nice portrait

From an old English collection
6 commentsJochen04/12/06 at 20:30arizonarobin: Beautiful coin
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Galeria Valeria RIC VI, Thessalonica 3627 viewsGaleria Valeria, daughter of Diocletian, 2nd wife of Galerius. killed AD 315 by Licinius I
AE - AE 3, 6.39g
Thessalonica 2nd officina, AD 308-310
obv. GAL VALE - RIA AVG
bust, draped and diademed, r.
rev. VENERI V - ICTRICI
Venus Victrix, draped, stg. l., holding up apple with r. hand, and raising hem of
her skirt over l. shoulder
star in l. field, B in r. field
in ex.: dot SM dot TS dot
RIC VI, Thessalonica 36
VF

I think this is one of the last depictions of Venus on Roman coins!
1 commentsJochen02/11/06 at 01:28Tiathena: Love the reverse! Wonderful coin!
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Maxentius RIC VI, Ostia 1630 viewsMaxentius AD 306-312, son of Maximianus
AE - Follis, 6.80g, 24mm
Ostia 1st officina, middle to late 309
obv. IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG
bust, laureate, r.
rev. AET - ERNITAS - AVG N
The dioscurs Castor and Pollux, each with a star above cap, nude but for chlamys
hanging from shoulder, standing facing each other, each leaning on sceptre with outer
arm and holding bridled horse with inner arm; she-wolf with twins between them.
MOSTA in ex.
RIC VI, Ostia 16; C.10
about EF
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1 commentsJochen02/04/06 at 01:51Tiathena: Awesome coin! What a fabulously-rich reverse! A fi...
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Antiochia 13579 viewsConstantius 324 - 361, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2, 4.79g, 22.5mm
Antiochia 3rd group 1st series 1. officina, 350 - 355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Helmeted soldier to l., shield on l. arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on
ground at r. Horseman is bearded and falls forward clutching
horse's neck (type FH4)
field: left Gamma
exergue: ANA
RIC VIII, Antiochia 135
about VF

Horseman bearded, bare-headed, with three braids
Not found in Helvetica's list.

FALLEN HORSEMAN types (FH):
1. horseman in kneeling position beside horse (FH1)
2. horseman sitting on ground beside horse (FH2)
3. horseman falling from horse and stretching arm behind him (FH3)
4. horseman falling and clutching horse's neck (FH4)
3 commentsJochen01/11/06 at 09:59Potator II: Nice details
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Commemorative RIC VII, Thessalonica 18793 viewsConstantine I AD 307 - 337
AE - Follis, 2.6g, 18mm
Thessalonica, 5th officina AD 330-333
obv. VRBS - ROMA
bust of Roma, with Attic helmet, cuirassed, l.
rev. (without legend)
She-wolf standing l., head backwards, the twins Remus and Romulus suckling, below.
On her shoulder Theta(?), two stars above.
in ex: SMTS Epsilon
RIC VII, Thessalonica 187
about EF
2 commentsJochen12/28/05 at 21:39Pscipio: Superb!
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Valentinian II RIC IX, Siscia 26(b)47 viewsValentinian II AD 375-392, brother of Gratian
AE - AE 2, 4.37g, 23mm
Siscia 2nd officina, AD 378-383
obv. DN VALENTINIANVS IVN PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. REPARATIO - REI PVB
Emperor standing left, raising kneeling female wearing turreted crown, holding
Victory on globe
in ex. *BSISC
RIC IX, 26(b).6; C.22; LRBC 1526
near EF, mottled green and brown patina.
3 commentsJochen12/09/05 at 06:38Pscipio: Great coin, Jochen, well done!
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Delmatius RIC VII, Siscia 25660 viewsDelmatius Caesar AD 335-337, nephew of Constantine I, brother of Hannibalianus
AE - AE 4, 1.56g, 17mm
Siscia 2nd officina AD 335/6
obv. FL DELMATIVS NOB C
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
obv. GLOR - IA EXERC - CITVS
Two soldiers standing facing each another, holding spear in outer hand and
rest inner hand on shield; between them a standard
exergue: BSIS
RIC VII, Siscia 256; LRBC 758
R1; VF/xEF, nice reverse
3 commentsJochen11/10/05 at 18:04mickdale: INCREDIBLE reverse!!!
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Constantine II RIC VII, Siscia 13359 viewsConstantine II 317 - 340, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 3.49g, 20mm
Siscia 5. officina AD 320
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
cuirassed bust, laureate head r., holding sceptre and Victory on globe
rev. VIRTVS - EXERCITI
Standard with VOT/X between two sitting bearded captives
field: left S, right F above compound HL
exergue: Epsilon SIS star above crescent
RIC VII, Siscia 133; C.246
Rare; EF, some silvering
2 commentsJochen09/30/05 at 00:46wolfgang336: That's art, plain and simple.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I RIC VII, Sirmium 48432 viewsConstantin I the Great 307 - 337
AE - AE 3, 3.55g, 19mm
Sirmium 1. officina, 324 - 325
obv. CONSTAN - TINVS AVG
laureate head r.
rev. SARMATIA - DEVICTA
Victory advancing r., holding trophy in r. hand and
palmbranch in l. hand, spurning captive sitting on ground to r.
exergue: SIRM
RIC VII, Sirmium 48; C.487; LRBC 802
about EF, flan crack at 6 o'clock
3 commentsJochen08/28/05 at 12:30seth: isnt it one of the nicest constantine portraits ?
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Constantine I, RIC VI, Trier 89377 viewsConstantine I the Great 307-337
AE - Follis, 3.88g, 22mm
Trier 310-313
obv. CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
bust of the emperor, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. SOLI INVICTO COMITI
bust of Sol, radiate, draped, seen from rear, r.
RIC VI, Trier 893
good VF, nice black patina with some green around the devices
ex coll. Tony Hardy
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There is a similar type with the bust of Mars on the reverse.
5 commentsJochen08/11/05 at 21:08Pscipio: I saw it. Me too I bought a coin at the same place...
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Constantine I, RIC VI, Trier 89377 viewsConstantine I the Great 307-337
AE - Follis, 3.88g, 22mm
Trier 310-313
obv. CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
bust of the emperor, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. SOLI INVICTO COMITI
bust of Sol, radiate, draped, seen from rear, r.
RIC VI, Trier 893
good VF, nice black patina with some green around the devices
ex coll. Tony Hardy
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There is a similar type with the bust of Mars on the reverse.
5 commentsJochen08/11/05 at 20:56Jochen: Thanks, I have corrected it! But it was too expens...
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Constantine I, RIC VI, Trier 89377 viewsConstantine I the Great 307-337
AE - Follis, 3.88g, 22mm
Trier 310-313
obv. CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
bust of the emperor, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. SOLI INVICTO COMITI
bust of Sol, radiate, draped, seen from rear, r.
RIC VI, Trier 893
good VF, nice black patina with some green around the devices
ex coll. Tony Hardy
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There is a similar type with the bust of Mars on the reverse.
5 commentsJochen08/11/05 at 18:14Pscipio: Glad you got it! I think you mean Mars, not Heracl...
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Constantine I, RIC VI, Trier 89377 viewsConstantine I the Great 307-337
AE - Follis, 3.88g, 22mm
Trier 310-313
obv. CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
bust of the emperor, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. SOLI INVICTO COMITI
bust of Sol, radiate, draped, seen from rear, r.
RIC VI, Trier 893
good VF, nice black patina with some green around the devices
ex coll. Tony Hardy
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There is a similar type with the bust of Mars on the reverse.
5 commentsJochen08/11/05 at 15:36mickdale: nice sol.
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Arcadius, RIC IX, Cyzicus 26(c)96 viewsArcadius AD 383-408
AE - AE 4, 1.40g, 14.0mm
Cyzicus 3. officina 28 Aug. 388-15 May 392
obv. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE
Victory advancing left, holding trophy over r. shoulder, dragging
captive with l.
field: l. cross-Rho
ex. SMK Gamma
RIC IX, Cyzicus 26(c); S.4; LRBC. 2578
EF
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CROSS-RHO, or TAU-RHO, is an early Christian symbol. Probably it is the sign described by Lactantius which Constantine I put on the shields of his soldiers at the Milvian bridge. It is an abbreviation of the Greek 'stauros', meaning 'cross', therefore called often 'staurogram'.
2 commentsJochen07/24/05 at 10:33pippo72: perfect centering for this kind of AE4's
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Maxentius RIC VI, Aquileia 11378 viewsMaxentius 306 - 312, drawn at the battle of the Milvian bridge, son of Maximianus
AE - AE 2, 6.42g, 24mm
Aquileia 3. officina, late summer AD 307
obv. IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG
laureate head r.
rev. CONSERV - VRB SVAE
helmeted Roma sitting l. on shield in tetrastyle temple, holding sceptre l.,
handing globe to the emperor with r., who stands r. in military dress
before her, holding sceptre l. and stretching out r. hand to globe, seated
captive between. Pediment with she-wolf and twins, r. and l. on roof as
acroteria victories holding wreath.
exergue: AQ Gamma
RIC VI, Aquileia 113; C.42
good F

PEDIMENTUM, the trigonal field above the front of the temple (gr. tympanon)
ACROTERIUM, figure or figures standing above the corners and on top of the temple
2 commentsJochen07/22/05 at 21:42divvsavgvstvs: Beautiful example.
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Galerius RIC VI, Carthago 26(b)75 viewsGalerius AD 305 - 311
AE - Follis, 11.36g, 28.5mm
Carthago 4th officina, c. AD 298
obv. MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
laureate head r.
rev. FELIX A - D - VENT AVGG NN
Africa stdg. facing, head l., in long drapery with elephant-skin head-dress, r.
holding standard, l. tusk; at feet to l., lion with captured bull.
in l. field: I
exergue: PK Delta
RIC VI, Carthago 26(b)
VF
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2 commentsJochen07/22/05 at 21:32divvsavgvstvs: Another type I've never seen before.
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Fausta RIC VII, Heraclea 80117 viewsFausta, submitted suicide AD 326, wife of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 2.69g, 18mm
Heraclea 1. officina, AD 325/326
obv. FLAV MAX - FAVSTA AVG
draped bust with necklace, bare head r.
rev. SPES REI P - VBLICAE
Fausta veiled standing frontal, head l., holding two childen at breast
exergue: SMHA
RIC VII, Heraclea 80; C.15; LRBC. 875
Rare; VF, hole in the flan under P of REIP

The children are Constantin II and Constantius II.
2 commentsJochen07/20/05 at 19:58divvsavgvstvs: That is a beautifully struck and preserved coin.
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Delmatius RIC VII, Siscia 25660 viewsDelmatius Caesar AD 335-337, nephew of Constantine I, brother of Hannibalianus
AE - AE 4, 1.56g, 17mm
Siscia 2nd officina AD 335/6
obv. FL DELMATIVS NOB C
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
obv. GLOR - IA EXERC - CITVS
Two soldiers standing facing each another, holding spear in outer hand and
rest inner hand on shield; between them a standard
exergue: BSIS
RIC VII, Siscia 256; LRBC 758
R1; VF/xEF, nice reverse
3 commentsJochen07/15/05 at 17:30divvsavgvstvs: Beautiful patina.
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Licinius II RIC VII, Heraclea 3657 viewsLicinius II 317 - 324, Caesar, son of Licinius I
AE - AE 3, 3.87g, 18mm
Heraclea 4. officina, AD 318 - 320
obv. DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
bust in consular robe, laureate head l., globe, sceptre in l.
hand, mappa in r. hand
rev. PROVIDEN - TIAE CAESS
Camp gate with three turrets, no doors; 6 stone layers
field: 2 dots
exergue: SMH Delta
RIC VII, Heraclea 36; C.41
R3; good VF, partially silvered
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2 commentsJochen07/14/05 at 05:55mickdale: same here - lovely coin!
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Constantius II RIC VIII, Nicomedia 6781 viewsConstantius II, AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis, 4.35g, 19.26mm
Nicomedia 4th officina, AD AD 347-348
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, l., holding globe in r. hand
rev. FEL TEMP - REPARATIO
Emperor in military dress standing l., holding standard with Chi-Rh on banner
and resting l. hand on shield; in front of Emperor are two captives standing
(var. a)
exergue: SMN Delta
RIC VIII, Nicomedia 67; C.41; LRBC 2289
VF+, nice sandpatina; found in Syria
2 commentsJochen07/07/05 at 04:40wolfgang336: Magnifique!
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Constantine II RIC VII, Heraclea 112 corr.62 viewsConstantine II AD 337-340, son of Constantine I
AE - Follis, 2.34g, 18mm
Heraclea 3rd officina AD 330-333
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. GLOR - IA EXERC - ITVS
Two soldiers standing facing looking at one another, holding inversed spear in
outer hand and resting inner hand on shield set on ground; between them
two standards
exergue: SMH Gamma
RIC VII, Heraclea 112 corr.; C.122; Voetter 19
R4; good EF
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RIC has listed a wrong bust for this type, B4 instead B5 (Curtis Clay)
1 commentsJochen07/01/05 at 20:11Bacchus: Very nice - Good surfaces too
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Constantius II RIC VII, Trier 48043 viewsConstantius II 324-361, son of Constantine I
AE - reduced Follis (AE 3)
Trier 1st officina, AD 326, 3.02g, 18.15mm, 4h
obv. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
bust laureate, draped and cuirassed, l.
rev. PROVIDEN - TIA CAESS
camp-gate, without doors, with two turrets, one star above
exergue: PTR dot above crescent
RIC VII, Trier 480
near mint state, brown patina

The emperor wears at his left shoulder a fur trimming, called in German 'Trierer Pelzchen', i.e. 'small fur from Trier', due to the cold climate in this part of Germany.
From the Killingholme hoard (deposited around 333-334), found 1993
2 commentsJochen06/28/05 at 00:02Jochen: Thanks! Obviously! I have corrected it!
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Constantius II RIC VII, Trier 48043 viewsConstantius II 324-361, son of Constantine I
AE - reduced Follis (AE 3)
Trier 1st officina, AD 326, 3.02g, 18.15mm, 4h
obv. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
bust laureate, draped and cuirassed, l.
rev. PROVIDEN - TIA CAESS
camp-gate, without doors, with two turrets, one star above
exergue: PTR dot above crescent
RIC VII, Trier 480
near mint state, brown patina

The emperor wears at his left shoulder a fur trimming, called in German 'Trierer Pelzchen', i.e. 'small fur from Trier', due to the cold climate in this part of Germany.
From the Killingholme hoard (deposited around 333-334), found 1993
2 commentsJochen06/26/05 at 23:29wolfgang336: I think you may have the dates wrong in regards to...
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Diocletian RIC VI, Ticinum 56(a)49 viewsDiocletian, 284-305
AE - Follis, 8.12g, 26mm
Ticinum, 3rd officina, c. 305
obv. DN DIOCLETIANO BAEATISSIMO SEN AVG (sic!)
Laureate bust right in consular robe, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left
rev. PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, branch
downward in right hand, leaning left on vertical scepter
in right field pellet
in exergue: TT
RIC VI, Ticinum 56a; C.422
VF+, nice green patina, some silvering below
ex Tony Hardy Coll.
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The pellet for the Augusti was in the r. field, for the Caesars in the l. field.
2 commentsJochen05/15/05 at 01:14Jericho: Gorgeous example
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Constantius II, RIC VII, Aquileia 19385 viewsConstantius II 324 - 361, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 4.48g, 19.6mm
Aquileia 2nd officina, 352 - 355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
bust draped, cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r., A behind
rev. [FEL TEMP RE] - PARATIO
Helmeted soldier to l., shield on l. arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on
ground at r. Horseman is bare-headed, turns head back and stretches hand against soldier (type FH3)
field: left LXXII, right S
exergue: AQB
RIC VII, Aquileia 193
VF
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LXXII = Roman 72. The Maiorina in the first time had a weight of 4.54g = 1/72 of a Roman Pound. Later the weight sunk down and yet before 355 the Maiorina was no more struck.
1 commentsJochen05/01/05 at 20:00John Schou: Jochen, you do know how to find nice coins, It´s j...
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Maximian RIC VI, Trier 582(b)21 viewsMaximianus 286-305, 308
AE - Follis, 11.31g, 28.9mm
Trier 1st officina ca.303 - 1 May 305
obv. IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG
bust laureate, cuirassed, r.
rev. GENIO POPV - LI ROMANI
Genius, turreted, stg. l., holding Patera and Cornucopia
field: S-F
exergue: PTR
RIC VI, Trier 582(b)
good VF
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SF is sometimes interpreted as abbreviation of SAECVLI FELICITAS, Happy times. But really the meaning is unknown.
1 commentsJochen05/01/05 at 19:58John Schou: Another great coin
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Constantine II RIC VII, Ticinum 8037 viewsConstantine II 317 - 340, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 3.67g, 20.1mm
Ticinum 3rd officina AD 317-318
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES
bust laureate, draped, r., seen from back
rev. CLARITAS - R - EI PVBLICAE
Sol, radiate, naked, with Chlamys flying behind him, advancing l., extending r.hand and holding whip in l.hand
left field: P
exergue: TT
RIC VII, Ticinum 80
Very rare (R3)
VF+
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CLARITAS, brightness, clarity, claimed by some emperors because it was associated to SOL.
1 commentsJochen05/01/05 at 19:57John Schou: nice coin
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Gratian RIC IX, Alexandria 6(a)72 viewsGratian AD 367-383, son of Valentinian I
AE - AE 2, 4.94g, 18.5mm
Alexandria 1th officina 9 Aug. 378 - 25 Aug. 383
obv. DN GRATIA - ANVS PF AVG
Helmeted (with pearl-diadem), draped and cuirassed, r., holding spear and
shield in front.
rev. GLORIA RO - MANORVM
Emperor stg. facing, head r., on ship, raising r. hand. Victory seated at helm.
in field: l. wreath
exergue: ALEA
RIC IX, Alexandria 6(a); C.25
VF, rest of silvering (yellowish!)
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Revers legend blundered to GLORAI RO - MANORVM (Thanks Gert!)
3 commentsJochen05/01/05 at 00:32Gert: Nice find, Jochen! I only suspect the error is GLO...
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I RIC VII, Sirmium 48432 viewsConstantin I the Great 307 - 337
AE - AE 3, 3.55g, 19mm
Sirmium 1. officina, 324 - 325
obv. CONSTAN - TINVS AVG
laureate head r.
rev. SARMATIA - DEVICTA
Victory advancing r., holding trophy in r. hand and
palmbranch in l. hand, spurning captive sitting on ground to r.
exergue: SIRM
RIC VII, Sirmium 48; C.487; LRBC 802
about EF, flan crack at 6 o'clock
3 commentsJochen03/29/05 at 15:26mickdale: beautiful die cutting on portrait
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Hanniballianus RIC VII, 148136 viewsHanniballianus, King of Pontus 335 - 337, nephew of Constantine I
AE - AE 4, 1.24g, 15.5mm
Contantinopolis 1. officina, AD 336 - 337
obv. FL HANNIBALLIANVS REGI
draped, cuirassed bust, bare head r.
rev. SEC - VRITAS PVBLICA
Rivergod Euphrates sitting r., leaning with r. arm on sceptre,
with l. hand pouring water from a vase; reed in background
exergue: CONSS
RIC VII, 148; C.2
R5(!) due to the legend break on rev.; about VF
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Hanniballianus was killed in the big family killing after the death of Constantin I
4 commentsJochen03/03/05 at 14:40Massanutten: A superb coin!! And it clearly answers the questi...
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Galerius RIC VI, Carthago 26(b)75 viewsGalerius AD 305 - 311
AE - Follis, 11.36g, 28.5mm
Carthago 4th officina, c. AD 298
obv. MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
laureate head r.
rev. FELIX A - D - VENT AVGG NN
Africa stdg. facing, head l., in long drapery with elephant-skin head-dress, r.
holding standard, l. tusk; at feet to l., lion with captured bull.
in l. field: I
exergue: PK Delta
RIC VI, Carthago 26(b)
VF
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2 commentsJochen02/03/05 at 05:10Tiathena: Great reverse die here! Got'a love it! Nice faci...
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Gratian RIC IX, Alexandria 6(a)72 viewsGratian AD 367-383, son of Valentinian I
AE - AE 2, 4.94g, 18.5mm
Alexandria 1th officina 9 Aug. 378 - 25 Aug. 383
obv. DN GRATIA - ANVS PF AVG
Helmeted (with pearl-diadem), draped and cuirassed, r., holding spear and
shield in front.
rev. GLORIA RO - MANORVM
Emperor stg. facing, head r., on ship, raising r. hand. Victory seated at helm.
in field: l. wreath
exergue: ALEA
RIC IX, Alexandria 6(a); C.25
VF, rest of silvering (yellowish!)
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Revers legend blundered to GLORAI RO - MANORVM (Thanks Gert!)
3 commentsJochen02/02/05 at 22:54wolfgang336: It's uncommon to find a silvered late Roman. Simpl...
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Maxentius RIC VI, Aquileia 11378 viewsMaxentius 306 - 312, drawn at the battle of the Milvian bridge, son of Maximianus
AE - AE 2, 6.42g, 24mm
Aquileia 3. officina, late summer AD 307
obv. IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG
laureate head r.
rev. CONSERV - VRB SVAE
helmeted Roma sitting l. on shield in tetrastyle temple, holding sceptre l.,
handing globe to the emperor with r., who stands r. in military dress
before her, holding sceptre l. and stretching out r. hand to globe, seated
captive between. Pediment with she-wolf and twins, r. and l. on roof as
acroteria victories holding wreath.
exergue: AQ Gamma
RIC VI, Aquileia 113; C.42
good F

PEDIMENTUM, the trigonal field above the front of the temple (gr. tympanon)
ACROTERIUM, figure or figures standing above the corners and on top of the temple
2 commentsJochen01/18/05 at 01:21wolfgang336: Gorgeous!
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Fausta RIC VII, Heraclea 80117 viewsFausta, submitted suicide AD 326, wife of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 2.69g, 18mm
Heraclea 1. officina, AD 325/326
obv. FLAV MAX - FAVSTA AVG
draped bust with necklace, bare head r.
rev. SPES REI P - VBLICAE
Fausta veiled standing frontal, head l., holding two childen at breast
exergue: SMHA
RIC VII, Heraclea 80; C.15; LRBC. 875
Rare; VF, hole in the flan under P of REIP

The children are Constantin II and Constantius II.
2 commentsJochen01/06/05 at 23:00wolfgang336: Absolutely stunning! Your gallery is truly a treat...
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Arcadius, RIC IX, Cyzicus 26(c)96 viewsArcadius AD 383-408
AE - AE 4, 1.40g, 14.0mm
Cyzicus 3. officina 28 Aug. 388-15 May 392
obv. D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE
Victory advancing left, holding trophy over r. shoulder, dragging
captive with l.
field: l. cross-Rho
ex. SMK Gamma
RIC IX, Cyzicus 26(c); S.4; LRBC. 2578
EF
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from Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

CROSS-RHO, or TAU-RHO, is an early Christian symbol. Probably it is the sign described by Lactantius which Constantine I put on the shields of his soldiers at the Milvian bridge. It is an abbreviation of the Greek 'stauros', meaning 'cross', therefore called often 'staurogram'.
2 commentsJochen11/09/04 at 13:12BenB: Super sharp little AE4! I've never seen this type ...
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Licinius II RIC VII, Siscia 11560 viewsLicinius II 317-324 Caesar, son of Licinius I
AE - AE 3, 3.08g, 19mm
Siscia 4. officina AD 320
obv. [L]IC - NIVS IVN NOB CAES
draped, cuirassed bust, laureate head l., holding Victory on globe l. and mappa li., on cuirass head of Medusa
rev. VIRTVS - EXERCIT
standard with VOT/X between two captives
field: S and F
exergue: Delta SIS star
RIC VII, Siscia 115
R3; VF, from a hoard in Croatia 2004
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3 commentsJochen09/17/04 at 21:24Jochen: Thanks for the advice!
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Licinius II RIC VII, Siscia 11560 viewsLicinius II 317-324 Caesar, son of Licinius I
AE - AE 3, 3.08g, 19mm
Siscia 4. officina AD 320
obv. [L]IC - NIVS IVN NOB CAES
draped, cuirassed bust, laureate head l., holding Victory on globe l. and mappa li., on cuirass head of Medusa
rev. VIRTVS - EXERCIT
standard with VOT/X between two captives
field: S and F
exergue: Delta SIS star
RIC VII, Siscia 115
R3; VF, from a hoard in Croatia 2004
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3 commentsJochen09/05/04 at 21:58maridvnvm: I think that is Medusa on the cuirass. Great coin!
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Constantine II RIC VII, Siscia 13359 viewsConstantine II 317 - 340, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 3.49g, 20mm
Siscia 5. officina AD 320
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
cuirassed bust, laureate head r., holding sceptre and Victory on globe
rev. VIRTVS - EXERCITI
Standard with VOT/X between two sitting bearded captives
field: left S, right F above compound HL
exergue: Epsilon SIS star above crescent
RIC VII, Siscia 133; C.246
Rare; EF, some silvering
2 commentsJochen09/05/04 at 21:54maridvnvm: That is a lovely bust type.
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Antiochia 132 #272 viewsConstantius II, AD 324-362, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 5.56g, 24mm
Antiochia 11.officina, AD 350-355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TINVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r., necklace
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman, which stretching arm against him
(so-called FH3 type)
field left: Gamma
exergue: ANAI
RIC VIII, Antiochia 132; LRBC 2625
nice EF, nearly uncirculated, one of the finest specimens I have ever seen!

This issue celebrates Constantius' victory in the battle of Singara 344 AD against the Sassanides and the capture of their successor of the throne.
3 commentsJochen09/05/04 at 21:51maridvnvm: I agree. This is a great looking coin
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Antiochia 132 #272 viewsConstantius II, AD 324-362, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 5.56g, 24mm
Antiochia 11.officina, AD 350-355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TINVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r., necklace
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman, which stretching arm against him
(so-called FH3 type)
field left: Gamma
exergue: ANAI
RIC VIII, Antiochia 132; LRBC 2625
nice EF, nearly uncirculated, one of the finest specimens I have ever seen!

This issue celebrates Constantius' victory in the battle of Singara 344 AD against the Sassanides and the capture of their successor of the throne.
3 commentsJochen09/05/04 at 01:03SLO_Ben: An Awesome Fel Temp!!!!!
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Antiochia 13579 viewsConstantius 324 - 361, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2, 4.79g, 22.5mm
Antiochia 3rd group 1st series 1. officina, 350 - 355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Helmeted soldier to l., shield on l. arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on
ground at r. Horseman is bearded and falls forward clutching
horse's neck (type FH4)
field: left Gamma
exergue: ANA
RIC VIII, Antiochia 135
about VF

Horseman bearded, bare-headed, with three braids
Not found in Helvetica's list.

FALLEN HORSEMAN types (FH):
1. horseman in kneeling position beside horse (FH1)
2. horseman sitting on ground beside horse (FH2)
3. horseman falling from horse and stretching arm behind him (FH3)
4. horseman falling and clutching horse's neck (FH4)
3 commentsJochen08/04/04 at 01:09Jericho: Ah, I love a well-detailed fallen horseman FEL TEM...
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Crispus RIC VII, Sirmium 4954 viewsCrispus 317-326, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 3.55g, 20.1mm
Sirmium AD 324/5
obv. FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
laureate head r.
rev. ALAMANNI - A DEVICTA
diademed Victory standing frontal, head r., holding trophy and palm-branch,
spurning captive sitting r. before her
exergue: dot SIRM dot
RIC VII, Sirmium 49
about EF, from a hoard from Croatia 2004
1 commentsJochen07/31/04 at 20:0060_Driver: Super nice example! Keep me in mind if you ever g...
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Licinius II RIC VII, Heraclea 3657 viewsLicinius II 317 - 324, Caesar, son of Licinius I
AE - AE 3, 3.87g, 18mm
Heraclea 4. officina, AD 318 - 320
obv. DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
bust in consular robe, laureate head l., globe, sceptre in l.
hand, mappa in r. hand
rev. PROVIDEN - TIAE CAESS
Camp gate with three turrets, no doors; 6 stone layers
field: 2 dots
exergue: SMH Delta
RIC VII, Heraclea 36; C.41
R3; good VF, partially silvered
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2 commentsJochen06/23/04 at 02:29wolfgang336: hmmm.... If the scan's any indication, I would hav...
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Hanniballianus RIC VII, 148136 viewsHanniballianus, King of Pontus 335 - 337, nephew of Constantine I
AE - AE 4, 1.24g, 15.5mm
Contantinopolis 1. officina, AD 336 - 337
obv. FL HANNIBALLIANVS REGI
draped, cuirassed bust, bare head r.
rev. SEC - VRITAS PVBLICA
Rivergod Euphrates sitting r., leaning with r. arm on sceptre,
with l. hand pouring water from a vase; reed in background
exergue: CONSS
RIC VII, 148; C.2
R5(!) due to the legend break on rev.; about VF
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Hanniballianus was killed in the big family killing after the death of Constantin I
4 commentsJochen06/20/04 at 22:05Jochen: You are right, I have corrected it!
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Hanniballianus RIC VII, 148136 viewsHanniballianus, King of Pontus 335 - 337, nephew of Constantine I
AE - AE 4, 1.24g, 15.5mm
Contantinopolis 1. officina, AD 336 - 337
obv. FL HANNIBALLIANVS REGI
draped, cuirassed bust, bare head r.
rev. SEC - VRITAS PVBLICA
Rivergod Euphrates sitting r., leaning with r. arm on sceptre,
with l. hand pouring water from a vase; reed in background
exergue: CONSS
RIC VII, 148; C.2
R5(!) due to the legend break on rev.; about VF
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Hanniballianus was killed in the big family killing after the death of Constantin I
4 commentsJochen06/20/04 at 01:32wolfgang336: Nice coin, but isn't this actually an AE4 and not ...
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