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45 viewsConstantinus I - AE3 - 326/328 - Mint of Thessalonica
Ob.: CONSTANTINVS AVG; laureate head right
Rev.: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG; campgate
gs. 3 mm. 18,8
Cohen 454
Maxentius
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39 viewsThe patina on this one is a beautiful dark green and glossy
Constantine II CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C LDC left
PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS 2 6 to 8, three seen with a base, two of them with dots in top layer SMTS Delta Thessalonica RIC VII Thessalonica 157 C3 326-328
James b4
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18 viewsObverse: DN MAVRC TIB PP AVG or similar, Helmeted sometimes crowned, and cuir. Bust facing, holding gl. cr., and shield.
Reverse: Large K ANNO to left, cross above, regnal yr 3 (III) to rt. but the mint mark sometimes reads TE, TH,TEC or backward S < E< and T, instead of TES.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 584/5 CE
Sear 509, DO 74-90
18mm, 5.90g
wileyc
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33 viewsManuel I. AE Tetarteron. Thessalonica mint. QGE to left, P-over-w GIOS (or O GEORGIOC) to left or QGE to left, WGIOC to right of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1975, BMC 75-77.
1,6 gr. 15mm.
Antonivs Protti
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26 viewsManuel I, AE Tetarteron, 1143-1180 AD, Thessalonica. MANVHL DECPOTH, Manuel, crowned and wearing loros, bust facing, holding labarum and cross on globe / barred IC - barred XC to left and right of cross with X at centre, on three steps. SB 1976, BMC 86-90. SB 1976
2,3 gr. 18 mm.
Antonivs Protti
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24 viewsManuel I. AE Tetarteron. Thessalonica mint. QGE to left, P-over-w GIOS (or O GEORGIOC) to left or QGE to left, WGIOC to right of bust facing of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield / MANVHL DECPOTH (or MANOVHL DEC), crowned, unbearded bust facing of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe. SB 1975, BMC 75-77.
2,2 gr. 16mm.
Antonivs Protti
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16 viewsMacedonia, Thessalonica, AE20. Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy / goat or stag standing rightLee S
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19 viewsPhocas. 602-610. Æ Follis – 40 Nummi (32mm, 12.92 g, 6h). Thessalonica mint. Dated RY 5 (606/7). Crowned facing bust, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross / Large XXXX; ANNO above, Ч to right; TЄS. DOC 47; MIBE 91; SB 653. Good VF, dark brown-black patina, hint of earthen deposits, cleaning marks. Overstruck on a Nicomedia follis of Maurice Tiberius (SB 512). Quant.Geek
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8 viewsAndronicus II Palaeologus. 1282-1328. Æ Trachy (23.5mm, 1.09 g, 6h). Class VIII. Thessalonica mint. Six-petaled flower / Half-length facing figures of Michael, holding [cruciform scepter], and St. Demetrius, holding spear, holding between them a staff surmounted by cross within ring. DOC 736-9; SB 2365. VF, dark green and brown patina.


From the Iconodule Collection.
Quant.Geek
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13 viewsAndronicus II Palaeologus. 1282-1328. Æ Trachy (23.5mm, 1.61 g, 6h). Class IV. Thessalonica mint. Facing bust of St. Demetrius, holding spear and shield / Half-length winged facing figure of Andronicus, holding sword and akakia, above crenelated wall with archways. DOC 730-1; SB 2374. VF, dark green patina, minor areas of weak strike, struck on irregular flan.


From the Iconodule Collection.
Quant.Geek
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10 viewsJohn Comnenus-Ducas. As emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. BI Trachy (20mm, 1.67 g, 6h). Type R, Variety A. Thessalonica mint. Outstretched wing to left / Facing half-length bust John, holding banner decorated with two cross-in-rings. DOC 31; SB 2217. VF, dark green and brown patina, hint of roughness, small flan split.


From the Iconodule Collection.
Quant.Geek
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10 viewsJohn Comnenus-Ducas. As emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. BI Trachy (14mm, 0.38 g, 6h). Thessalonica mint. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator / Facing busts John and St. Demetrius, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC –; SB –; NAC 56, lot 830 (hammer 800 CHF). VF, dark green patina, obverse struck with worn die, ragged flan. Extremely rare.


From the Iconodule Collection.
Quant.Geek
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19 viewsHeraclius & Heraclius Constantine overstruck on Phocas & Leontia . 610-641 / 602-610. Æ follis (26.89 mm, 8.78 g, 6 h). Host coin, Theopolis (Antioch) mint, 602-610 / after 610. overstrike, Thessalonica mint. Overstrike: fragmentary, d N hЄRA[CLIЧS PP AVG] Host coin, also fragmentary, [O N FOCA] NЄ PЄ [AV] , Overstrike: Heraclius (on left, and Heraclius constantine, barely visible on right) standing facing, each holding globus cruciger, cross between their heads Host coin: Phocas on left and Leontia standing facing; Emperor holds globus cruciger, Empress holds cruciform scepter; cross between their heads / Overstrike, large M between A / N / N / O and date (not struck-up), cross above, B below, ΘЄC in exergue Host coin, large m between [A / N /] N / O and date (unclear) cross above, ThЄЧP' in exergue. Host coin, Cf. SBCV 671; Overstrike, Cf. SBCV 824. VF for type, dark green patina on devices, lighter encrustation on fields - overstrike at ~ 90º ccw.

multiply struck: host coin is Phocas & Leontia from Antioch, SBCV 671 or similar overstrike, at ~ 90º ccw, is Heraclius from Thessalonica
Quant.Geek
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6 viewsJustin II, with Sophia. 565-578. Æ Half Follis (20mm, 6.62 g, 6h). Thessalonica mint. Dated RY 8 (572/3). Nimbate figures of Justin and Sophia seated facing on double throne, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter, respectively / Large K; cross above, date across field; TЄS. DOC 73; MIBE 70a; SB 366. Quant.Geek
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Falling horseman67 viewsAll 15 official mints.
Alexandria
Amiens
Antioch
Aquileia
Arles
Constantinople
Cyzicus
Heraclea
Lyons
Nicomedia
Rome
Sirmium
Siscia
Thessalonica
Trier
Barbaous Mint

Updated coins with a new background (thanks Jay!)
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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2 Augustus and Divus Julius Caesar - 2 Provincials from Thessalonica39 viewsTop Coin:
Divus Julius Caesar and Augustus
AE20 of Thessalonika, Macedon

QEOC, laureate head of Julius Caesar right / QECCALONIKEWN, bare head of Augustus right.

Moushmov 6659, BMC 58, SGI 151, RPC 1551

Bottom Coin:
Augustus and Divus Julius Caesar.
AE 18 of Macedon, Thessalonica. Circa 38 BC.

SEBACTOC, bare head of Augustus right / QEOC, bare head of Julius Caesar right.

RPC 5421

I got these early in my collecting in a random lot of semi-cleaned coins. I was very proud of them at the time, and they are still among my favorites, because of the excitement I felt when I realized they were Julius Caesar and Augustus coins--my first of either of the first 2 Caesars.
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Sosius
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3 Tiberius and Livia17 viewsTiberius & Livia
AE24 of Thessalonica

Tiberius, Laureate head right / Livia, Head right.

RPC 1568. aF
RI0048
Sosius
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CONSTANTIUS II, RIC VIII 189d Thessalonica38 viewsObverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG. Pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bare headed and reaching backwards. Delta in left field.
SMTS in ex. Thessalonica 17.1 mm diam. 2.6 g.
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6 Valerian I37 viewsValerian
AE of Thessalonica.

O: radiate, draped bust right.

R: KOINON QECCALWN, Athena, with aegis and spear,
advancing r. Delta in l. field.

No reference, but very similar to my Gallienus that was added to wildwinds.com
Sosius
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7 Gallienus11 viewsGallienus
AE23 of Thessalonica.

O: AYT K PO LIE GALLNOVC, radiate, draped bust right.

R: KOINON QECCALWN, Athena, with aegis and spear,
advancing r. Delta in l. field.

SNG Cop. 355
(This coin on wildwinds.com)
Sosius
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8 Licinius45 viewsAE Follis, Thessalonica Mint, 312-313 AD

RIC VI Thessalonica 59


Ex John Quincy Adams Collection, 6th President of the United States, and His Descendants, ex Massachusetts Historical Society Collection, ex Stack’s Sale, 5-6 March 1971, Lot # 944
Bought by Christian Blom, then sold to Smithsonian Institution underwater archaeologist Mendel Peterson, then to D.C. coin dealer Gene Brandenburg, then to me.
1 commentsSosius
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8 Licinius32 viewsLICINIUS I
Silvered Follis, Thessalonica mint, 318-319 AD

O: LICI-NIVS AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust r.
R: VOT XX / MVLT / dot XXX dot / TS dot A dot in four lines within wreath.

RIC VII Thessalonica 33, VF, silvered, scarce.
Sosius
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838 Thessalonica46 viewsLRBC I 838 or 852
RIC VII 187 or 229
mauseus
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City Commemorative, RIC VII 187 Thessalonica, AE 324 viewsObverse:VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma wearing imperial cloak. Plume on front of helmet.
Reverse:She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, O on wolf's shoulder, 2 stars above.
Mintmark SMTS epsilon, 16.1 mm., 2.5 g.
Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 187

Notes: This variation with O on wolf's shoulder
NORMAN K
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CONCORDIA MILITVM, Thessalonica; RIC VIII 16750 viewsConstantius Gallus, Caesar, AE Centenionalis. Thessalonica Mint, 23mm; FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed & cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA MILITVM, Gallus standing facing, head left, holding two labara, each bearing a Chi-Rho; G-//*TSE*. LRBC 1667. Thessalonica. RIC VIII 167.Podiceps
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Constantine II, AE3, Thessalonica, RIC VII, 157, 326-328 CE27 views

Constantine II, AE3, 326-328, Thessalonica, Officina 4
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
Reverse: PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS, Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMTSD in exergue
19.5mm, 2.7g
RIC VII, 157 nearly full silvering
NORMAN K
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Constantine II, RIC VII 199 Thessalonica25 viewsConstantine II, AE follis, 18.6 mm, 1.8 g. Thessalonica.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERCITVS, two soldiers standing, heads facing each other with two standards between them and each holds a spear and hand resting on a shield.
Mintmark SMTSB Thessalonica. 337-340 CE.
NORMAN K
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Constantine II, RIC VII, 128 Thessalonica16 views
Constantine II, AE3, 324, Thessalonica, Officina 2
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM , Legend surrounding laurel wreath terminating in large jewel enclosing VOT / . / X
TSBVI in exergue Thessalonica
NORMAN K
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Constantius II, RIC VIII 102 Thessalonica, 347-348 CE20 viewsObverse: CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laureate and Rosette-Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN, two Victories standing facing each other, each holding wreath and palm.Palm branch upright in center.
Exe: SMTS epsilon. 16.6 mm., 1.0 g.
RIC VIII Thessalonica 102, rated scarce.
NORMAN K
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Crispus RIC VII 69 Thessalonica, 319 CE32 viewsObverse: IVL CRIS-PVS NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRT EXERC, Sol raising right hand and holding globe in left, standing in center of plan of roman camp.
TS dot E dot in ex. Thessalonica mint
19.53mm., 2.2g. rare
The true meaning of this reverse type has never been fully deciphered. The latest theory being the X shaped pattern represents Constantine's vision before the battle of Milvainbridge. This does not seem likely since the type is known on coins of Licinius a pagan and Constantine's enemy
sold 4-2018

NORMAN K
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Diocletian RIC 21a, Thessalonica, 300-301 CE.22 viewsDiocletian AE Follis
Obverse: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: GENIO POPV LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chlamys opver left shoulder, holding patera from which liquid flows and cornucopia.
Mintmark dot TSB dot Thessalonica, 29 mm., 6.9 g.
NORMAN K
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Julian II, RIC VIII 210 Thessalonica25 viewsJulian II "the Apostate," February 360 - 26 June 363 A.D.
Bronze AE 2
Obverse: DN FL CL IVLIANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Reverse: VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within wreath.
SMTS in ex. Thessalonica mint, 20.6 mm, 3.0 g.
NORMAN K
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LICINIUS I AE follis, Thessalonica, 308-324 CE.24 viewsObverse: VAL dot LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Reverse: GENIO A-VGVSTI, Genius standing leftholding cornucopia and pouring from a patera, Star left, B right.
mintmark dot SM dot TS dot. Thessalonica. 25.7 mm, 5.4 g. RIC VI 30b,B Type 2
NORMAN K
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Valentinian II, AE2, Thessalonica RIC 37b17 viewsObverse: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, diademed, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor standing front, offering hand to kneeling woman, on left-hand he holds a globe with Victor on top.
SMTS in ex, Thessalonica mint. 23.8mm, 4.3g.
NORMAN K
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Δ in circular punch219 viewsMACEDON (?). Thessalonica (?). Augustus. Æ 22. 27 B.C.- A.D. 14. Obv: KAIΣAP-(ΣEBAΣTOΣ) or similar. Laureate head right; countermark before chin. Rev: Inscription obliterated. City ethnic in wreath. Weight: 9.25 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 706 (1 pc). Note: Howgego lists only one (!) coin of the period, where the countermark may be a Δ. That coin was struck for Octavian in Thessalonica, dated to 28/27 B.C. It is listed as "not verified" and the countermark described as A or Δ. In regard to [107], the countermark is very clearly Δ! Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘEC189 viewsMACEDON. Thessalonica. Nero. Æ 27. A.D. 54-68. Obv: KAICAP-NEPWN. Bare head left; countermark on head. Rev: ΘECCA-ΛONIKH. Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath in extended right hand, palm branches in left hand. Ref: BMC -; RPC 1593 (2 pcs). Axis: 15°. Weight: 22.04 g. CM: ΘEC in rectangular punch, 7 x 3 mm. Howgego 537 (7 pcs). Howgego notes that the countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/69, sanctioning coins of Nero. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘEC in rectangular punch180 viewsMACEDON. Thessalonica. Nero. Æ 23. A.D. 54-68. Obv: NE(PΩNC)EBAΣΣ-TOΣKAIΣAP (sic.). Bare head left; countermark across neck. Rev: ΘECCAΛ-ONIKH-ΩN in three lines in oak-wreath, eagle at top. Ref: BMC -; RPC 1603 (5 pcs); Axis: 180°. Weight: 7.36 g. Note: The name and face of Nero have been erased (damnatio). CM: ΘEC in rectangular punch, 7 x 3 mm. Howgego 537 (7 pcs). Note: Howgego notes that the countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/69, sanctioning coins of Nero. He also notes that the application of the countermark was not directly connected with the erasure of the name and face of Nero, since this was done to only one of the seven specimens he identified. Collection Automan.Automan
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(00040b) LIVIA (with Tiberius)25 viewsb. 58 BC - d. 29 AD
(wife of Augustus; mother of Tiberius; grandmother of Claudius)
struck 14-37 AD
AE 19mm, 8.82 g
O: Laureate head of Tiberius right
R: Veiled and draped bust of Livia r., wearing stephane
Macedonia, Thessalonica; cf RPC 1570
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(01) OCTAVIAN AND DIVUS JULIUS CAESAR68 viewsca 28 - 27 BC
AE 20 mm 7.62 g
O: JULIUS CAESAR, BARE HEAD R
R: OCTAVIAN (AUGUSTUS) CAESAR, HEAD R
THESSALONICA
RPC 1554
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(0244) PHILIP I (The Arab)9 views244 - 249 AD
AE 23.5 mm, 8.18 g
Obv: AV K M IOV FILIPPOC, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: QECCALONEIKEWN N PUQIA, Agonistic table surmounted by vase, prize urn containing palm, and five apples.
Thessalonica, Macedonia.
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(0247) PHILIP II15 views247-249 AD
AE 24.4 mm; 11.24 g
O: MAΡ IOYΛI [ΦIΛIΠ]ΠOC (or similar), bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: [ΘECCAΛ]ONIKEΩN NE[ΩK], Nike walking left, holding apples and palm branch, prize urn containing one palm branch at her feet. Thessalonica, Macedonia; cf Varbanov 4738 var
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(0286) MAXIMIANUS32 views286-305, 307-308, and 310 AD
Struck 302 - 303 AD
AE Follis 27 mm 7.67 g
O: IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate bust right
R: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera & cornucopia; G to right; TS in ex
Thessalonica RIC 23b
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(0293) CONSTANTIUS I CHLORUS (POSTHUMOUS)31 viewsAugustus: 305 - 306 AD
struck ca.
AE Fractional 15.5 mm 1.73 g
O: DIVO CONSTANTIO PIO PRINCIPI , laureate veiled bust right
R: REQVIES OPTIMORVM MERITORVM , Constantius I seated left on curule chair
Dot TS Dot B Dot in exe
Thessalonica
RIC VII 25 a
Note: unlisted in RIC, which does not include officinae B (or A or D; the listed officinae are Rare (R5)
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(03) TIBERIUS20 views14-37 AD
AE 19mm, 8.82 g
O: Laureate head of Tiberius right
R: Veiled and draped bust of Livia right, wearing stephane
Macedonia, Thessalonica; cf RPC 1570
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(0306) CONSTANTINE I (THE GREAT)77 viewsCaesar 306-307 AD; Filius Augustorum 307-309 AD; Augustus 309-337 AD
AE 19 mm 3.25 g
OBV: CONSTANTINVS AVG
LAUR HEAD R
REV: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG AROUND LAUREL WREATH, VOT DOT DOT XX WITHIN, IN 4 LINES
TSAVI IN EXE
THESSALONICA
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(0308) LICINIUS I28 views308 - 324 AD
AE 24 mm 3.5 g
O: IMP C VAL LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laur head right
R: IOVI CONSERVATORI, B in right field, Jupiter standing left holding globe and scepter, wreath at feet
SM Dot TS Dot in exe
Thessalonica
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(0308) LICINIUS I22 views308 - 324 AD
Struck ca. 312 AD
AE Follis, 24 mm, 4.61 g
O: IMP C VAL LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate head right
R: IOVI CONSE-RVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding globe and sceptre. Left field: wreath. Right field: Officina letter D. SMTS in exe.,
Thessalonica, RIC VI 49
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(0308) LICINIUS I22 views308 - 324 AD
AE FOLLIS 23.5 mm 5.56 g
O: VAL LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
R: GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left, holding cornucopiae and patera, star in left field and B in right, .SM.TS. in exergue.
THESSALONICA RIC VII 30b
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(0309) MAXIMINUS II DAIA14 viewsCaesar 305-308; Filius Augustorum 308-309; Augustus 309-313
struck 308-309 AD
AE 24.5 mm 5.87 g
O: MAXIMINVS FIL AVGG laureate head right
R: GENIO CAESSARIS Genius standing left holding cornucopiae and patera; star in left field; D right field; SMTS in exe.
Thessalonica mint
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(0317) CONSTANTINE II (as Caesar)29 views317 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 340 AD (as Augustus)
Struck 326-328 AD
O: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust left
R: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors and star above; SMTSD in exe
Thessalonica mint; RIC VII 157
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(0317) CONSTANTINE II (as Caesar)19 views317 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 340 AD (as Augustus)
AE 16.5 mm; 1.83 g
O: CONSTANTIN[VS IVN] NOB C, laureate, cuirassed bust right
R: GLORI-A EXER-CITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with two
standards between them. SMTS_ in exe
Thessalonica mint


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(0317) CRISPUS67 views317 - 326 AD
Struck 320 - 321 AD
AE Follis 19 mm 3.13 g
O: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate draped bust left
R: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around wreath containing VOT V, TSDVI in ex.
Thessalonica
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(0317) CRISPUS19 views317 - 326 AD
Struck: 324 AD
AE 19 mm, 3.08 g
Obverse: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, Laureate draped cuirssed bust left
Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around votive wreath inscribed VOT pellet X in 3 lines, TSΔVI in exergue
Thessalonica, RIC VII 125
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II19 views324 - 337 AD as Caesar
337 - 361 AD as Augustus
AE 16 mm, 1.25 g
O: CONSTANTIVS P F AVG diademed bust right
R: VICTORIAE D D AVGG QNN two Victories facing, holding wreaths, pellet between; SMTSA in exe
Thessalonica mint
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II15 views324 - 337 AD as Caesar
337 - 361 AD as Augustus
AE 16 mm, 1.48 g
O: CONSTANTIVS P F AVG diademed bust right
R: VICTORIAE D D AVGG QNN two Victories facing, holding wreaths, pellet between; SMTSE in exe
Thessalonica mint
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II24 views324 - 337 AD as Caesar
337 - 361 AD as Augustus
struck 348 - 351 AD
AE 18.5 mm 1.97 g
O: CONSTANTIVS PF AVG bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO Constantius on galley , left, holding phoenix on globe, and holding chi rho banner; Victory in stern. TESC in exe.
Thessalonica
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II29 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
AE 18.5 mm, 2.92 g
O: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG diademed draped cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO SOLDIER SPEARING FALLEN HORSEMAN, G to left of spear; SMTS in exe.
Thessalonica mint
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II16 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
AE 17.5 mm, 2.04 g
O: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG diademed draped cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO soldier advancing left and spearing a fallen horseman; E in left field; SMTS in exe.
Thessalonica mint
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II16 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
AE 15 X 17.5 mm, 2.24 g
O: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG diademed draped cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO soldier advancing left and spearing a fallen horseman; D in left field; SMTS in exe.
Thessalonica mint
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II18 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
AE 19 mm 2.05 g
O: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG diademed draped cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO soldier advancing left and spearing a fallen horseman; D in left field; SMTS in exe.
Thessalonica mint
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II (as Caesar)16 views324 - 337 AD as Caesar
337 - 361 AD as Augustus
AE 18 mm, 1.81 g
O: F L IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Camp gate with two turrets, star between; 6 rows with pellets in top row; SMTSB in ex
Thessalonica mint
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(0333) CONSTANS46 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
AE 19 mm 2.89 g
O: DN CONSTANS PF AVG
DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
CONSTANS HOLDING CHI-RHO LABARUM AND PHOENIX ON GLOBE, AND STANDING L ON GALLEY PILOTED BY VICTORY
TESG IN EXE
THESSALONICA
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(0333) CONSTANS19 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
AE 18 mm, 2.00 g
O: D N CONSTANs P F AVG Bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO Emperor standin g left on prow of galley, holding phoenix on globe and chi-rho banner, Victory to right steering; TESG in exe.
Thessalonica mint
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(0333) CONSTANS15 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
AE 16 mm, 1.88 g
O: CONSTANS P F AVG Diademed draped bust right
R: VICTORIAE D D AVG G Q NN Two Victories facing, holding wreath and palm branches; upright branch between; SMTSB in exe.
Thessalonica mint
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(0333) CONSTANS22 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
AE 17 mm, 1.75 g
O: CONSTANS P F AVG laureate draped bust right
R: GLORIA EXERCITVS twp soldiers, single standard between
Thessalonica mint
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(0333) CONSTANS30 views337-350 A.D.
AE 19 mm; 2.55 g
O: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, Phoenix on globe in right, labarum in left; at stern Victory steering, TESA in ex;
Thessalonica mint; RIC VIII 120
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(0333) CONSTANS30 views337-350 AD
(struck 348 - 350 AD)
AE 18 mm; 3.12 g
O: D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO Emperor in military dress standing facing, head left, phoenix on globe in right hand, labarum inscribed with Christogram on banner in left hand, all within galley piloted by Victory; TESB in exergue
Thessalonica mint; RIC VIII, 120
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(0333) CONSTANS20 views333 - 337 (as Caesar)
337 - 350 AD (as Augustus)
struck 348-350 A.D.
AE 19 mm; 2.89 g
O: D N CONSTANS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding labarum and phoenix on globe, Victory seated at the helm, THESΓ in ex
Thessalonica mint; RIC VIII 109
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(0351) CONSTANTIUS GALLUS20 views351 - 354 AD
AE 17 mm 1.78 g
O: CONSTANTIVS NOB C bare-headed bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO soldier spearing fallen horseman
Thessalonica mint
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(0351) CONSTANTIUS GALLUS18 views351-354 AD
AE 18 mm; 2.29 g
O: DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, Cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman to left, ε in left field, SMTS in exergue
Thessalonica mint
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(0364) VALENTINIAN I50 views364 - 375 AD
AE 19 mm; 3.20 g
O: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R: RESTITVTOR REIP Emperor standing facing, head right, hohlding a Victory and a labarum ; TESB in exe.
Thessalonica mint
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(0367) GRATIAN--GLORIA40 views367 - 383 AD
AE 17.5 X 18.5 mm 2.28 g
O: D N GRATIANVS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor holding chi-rho labarum, dragging captive r., Z-*/A in fields, TES in exergue
THESSALONICA
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(0367) GRATIAN--SECURITAS (THESSALONICA)39 views367 - 383 AD
AE 18 mm max 2.31 g
O: DN GRATIANVS PF AVG, Gratian facing right
R: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, carrying wreath and palm; star/? left, G right
TES in exe
Thessalonica
RIC IX 32 v.
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(0375) VALENTINIAN II30 views375 - 392 AD
AE 18.5 mm, 1.99 g
O: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, emperor advancing right, holding labarum and dragging captive behind him. M in left field; star over A in right field; TES in exe.
Ref: RIC IX Thessalonica 31
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(0375) VALENTINIAN II23 views375 - 392 AD
AE 16.5 mm; 1.21 g
O: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R: VIRTVS AVGGG, emperor on galley left, holding phoenix
on globe in right hand and labarum in left hand; right foot on captive, Victory at helm
A in left field; TES in exe.
Thessalonica; cf RIC IX 61a. Scarce.
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(0375) VALENTINIAN II--REPARATIO (THESSALONICA)28 views375 - 392 AD
Struck 378 - 383 AD
AE 23 mm 4.96 g
O: D N VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, DIAD DR BUST RIGHT
R:REPARATIO REIPVB, EMPEROR STANDING LEFT HOLDING VICTORY AND HELPING RAISE KNEELING FEMALE,
"D" IN RIGHT FIELD
SMTES IN EXE
THESSALONICA RIC IX 37b
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(0375) VALENTINIAN II--REPARATIO (THESSALONICA)23 views375 - 392 AD
struck 378 - 383 AD
AE 20 X 23 mm 4.91 g
O: D N VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, DIAD DR BUST RIGHT,"Z" BEFORE
R:REPARATIO REIPVB, EMPEROR STANDING LEFT HOLDING VICTORY AND HELPING RAISE KNEELING FEMALE,
"A" IN RIGHT FIELD (OFFICINA 1)
SMTES IN EXE
THESSALONICA
RIC IX 37b
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(0527) JUSTINIAN I25 views527 - 565 AD
(struck 538 - 552)
AE 16 NUMMI 21 mm 7.23 g
O: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I, right
R: Large I surmounted with a cross with star to each side, A at left, SP at right, TES in exergue
Thessalonica
Sear-177, MIBE-169d (scarce version)
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(0565) JUSTIN II 31 views565 - 578 AD
AE 20 Nummi 23 mm max. 6.34.g
O: DN IVSTI NVSPPAV. Justin, holding globus cruciger, and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, seated facing on double throne, both nimbate
R: Large K, between ANNO and XI; above, + over ΘC; TES in exe
Thessalonica
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(1143) MANUEL I, COMNENUS34 views8 April 1143 - 24 September 1180 A.D.
AE TETRATERON 20 mm 3.19 g
O: CROSS WITH X AT CENTER STANDING ON 3 STEPS, IC TO L, XC TO R
R: MANMHΛ ΔεCΠOTH (or similar)
HALF LENGTH FIGURE OF MANUEL I FACING, WEARING LOROS AND CROWN AND HODING LABARUM AND BLOBUS CRUCIGER
THESSALONICA
SBCV 1976?
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*Macedonia, Thessalonica. Trajan AE2146 viewsObv: [.....] TRAIANOC, radiate bust r.
Rev: ThES SALO NIKE WN, in four lines, surmounted by eagle within double ring of dots.
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*SOLD*38 viewsDiocletian AE Follis

Attribution: RIC VI 19a, Thessalonica
Date: 298-299 AD
Obverse: IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, laureate bust l.
Reverse: GENIO POPV-L-I ROMANI, Genius stg. l., modius on head, with patera & cornucopia, TSA in exergue
Size: 26.8 mm
Weight: 8.98 grams
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*SOLD*16 viewsArcadius AE4

Attribution: RIC 62 variant, Cohen 8, Thessalonica
Date: AD 383-388
Obverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed & draped bust r.
Reverse: GLORIA REPVBLICE, camp gate with two turrets, Γ to l., TES in exergue
Size: 13 mm
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*SOLD*18 viewsLicinius I Bronze follis

Attribution: RIC VI 60, Thessalonica
Date: AD 312-313
Obverse: IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing half l., nude, Victory on globe in r., long scepter vertical in l., eagle with wreath in beak l., •TS•• in exergue
Size: 24.3 mm
Weight: 4.42 grams
ex-Forvm
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001 - Licinius I (308-324 AD), Follis - RIC 6078 viewsObv: IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing left, chlamys over shoulder, leaning on sceptre and holding Victory on globe. Eagle with wreath in beak below left.
Minted in Thessalonica (.TS.A. in exe), officina 1, 312-313 AD.
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001. VRBS ROMA Thessalonica7 viewsRIC VII Thessalonica 187 C3ecoli
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002. Constantine II Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS33 viewsRIC VIII Thessalonica 55 c2
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002. Constantine II Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS24 viewsRIC VII Thessalonica 223 R5
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002. Constantine II Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS31 viewsCONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
GLORI-A EXER-CITVS

RIC VII Thessalonica 199 R1
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002. CONSTANTINOPOLIS Thessalonica14 views002. CONSTANTINOPOLIS Thessalonica

RIC VII Thessalonica 188 R2

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002. CONSTANTINOPOLIS Thessalonica 12 viewsRIC VII Thessalonica 188 R2ecoli
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002. CONSTANTINOPOLIS Thessalonica12 viewsRIC VII Thessalonica 188 R2

Ex-Varangian
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002b. Livia48 viewsLivia, as history most often knows her, was the wife of Augustus for over fifty years, from 38 BC until his death in AD 14 , an astonishingly long time in view of life expectancy in ancient Rome. Although certainty about their inner lives and proof for what we would consider a loving relationship is necessarily lost to us, we can infer genuine loyalty and mutual respect between the two. They remained married despite the fact that she bore him no child. Livia's position as first lady of the imperial household, her own family connections, her confident personality and her private wealth allowed her to exercise power both through Augustus and on her own, during his lifetime and afterward. All the Julio-Claudian emperors were her direct descendants: Tiberius was her son; Gaius (Caligula), her great-grandson; Claudius, her grandson; Nero, her great-great-grandson.

Tiberius and Livia- Thessalonica, Macedonia/Size: 22.5mm/Reference: RPC 1567
Obverse: TI KAISAR SEBASTOS, bare head of Tiberius right Reverse: QESSALONIKEWN SEBASTOU, draped bust of Livia right.

Ex-Imperial Coins
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003 - Crispus (Caesar 317-326 AD) AE 3 - RIC 20 (rare)26 viewsObv: CRISPVS NOBILISSIMVS CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS, soldier standing right, holding spear in right hand, shield on gruond at left.
Minted in Thessalonica (.TS.gamma. in exe), officina 3, 317-318 AD.
Rated in RIC as R4
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003. Constans Fel Temp Thessalonica13 viewsRIC VIII Thessalonica 120

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003. Constans Thessalonica Fel Temp13 viewsRIC VIII Thessalonica 121 Secoli
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003. Constans Thessalonica Fel Temp29 viewsRIC VIII Thessalonica 120
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003. Constans Thessalonica Fel Temp14 viewsRIC VIII Thessalonica 120 C

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003. Constans Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS24 viewsRIC VII Thessalonica 226 R4

Ex-Varangian
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003. Constans Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS26 viewsRIC VIII Thessalonica 57
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003. Constans Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS38 viewsCONSTANS-PF AVG
GLORI-A EXER-CITVS
RIC VIII Thessalonica 57 C2
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003. Constans Thessalonica two victories57 viewsCONSTANS-PF AVG
VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN
SMTSB
RIC VIII Thessalonica 101 C2

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003. Constans Two Victories Thessalonica48 viewsCONSTANS-PF AVG
VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN

RIC VIII Thessalonica 100 C2
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003. Constans two victories Thessalonica44 viewsCONSTANS-PF AVG
VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN
SMTSA
RIC VIII Thessalonica 105 S
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004. Constantius II Fel Temp Thessalonica 15 viewsThessalonica 208b
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004. Constantius II GLORIA EXERCITVS Thessalonica 33 viewsFL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
GLORI-A EXER-CITVS

RIC VII Thessalonica 200 R4
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004. Constantius II Thessalonica Fel Temp6 viewsThessalonica 208b S
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004. Constantius II Thessalonica FEL TEMP24 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO

Thessalonica 211
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004. Constantius II Thessalonica Two Victories22 viewsRIC VIII Thessalonica 99
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004. Constantius II Thessalonica Two Victories24 viewsRIC VIII Thessalonica 99
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004. Constantius II Thessalonica two victories35 viewsCONSTANTI-VS PF AVG
VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN


RIC VIII Thessalonica 99
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004. Constantius II Thessalonica Two Victories21 viewsRIC VIII Thessalonica 104
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005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D. ), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC I 1565, AE-23, ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΣ-ΚΑΙΣΑΡ, Bare head of Tiberius right,75 views005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D. ), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC I 1565, AE-23, ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΣ-ΚΑΙΣΑΡ, Bare head of Tiberius right,
avers:- ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝ-ΙΚΕΩΝ, Bare head of Augustus right.
revers:- ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΣ-ΚΑΙΣΑΡ, Bare head of Tiberius right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 23mm, weight: 10,07g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 9-14 A.D., ref: RPC-I-1565,
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011p Gaius (Caligula) and Antonia??, (37-41 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC 1573, AE22, Head of Antonia left,73 views011p Gaius (Caligula) and Antonia??, (37-41 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC 1573, AE22, Head of Antonia left,
avers: Γ.KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Laureate head of Gaius Caligula left,
reverse: ΓEPMANIKOΣ C(?)E.ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN, Head of Antonia left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 9,07g, axis: 5h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 37-41 A.D., ref: RPC 1573 ???,
Q-001
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012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC-1578, AE-21, ΘEΣΣAΛONEIKEON ΘEOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, 129 views012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC-1578, AE-21, ΘEΣΣAΛONEIKEON ΘEOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ,
avers:- ΤΙ-ΚΛΑΥ-ΚΑΙΣΑΡ-ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ-ΓΕΡΜ, Laureate head of Claudius left
revers:- ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΕΙΚΕΟΝ-ΘΕΟΣ-ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, Radiate head of Augustus right.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 20-21,5mm, weight: 9,86g, axis: 6h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 41-45 A.D., ref: RPC-1578, Varbanov-4235-38,
Q-001
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC-1603, AE-23, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN, in oak wreath, #165 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC-1603, AE-23, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN, in oak wreath, #1
avers: NEΡΩN ΣEBAΣTOΣ KAIΣAΡ, Bare head of Nero left.
reverse: ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN in three lines, surrounded by an oak wreath, eagle with wings spread above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight: 6,68g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 54-68 A.D., ref: RPC-1603, Moushmov Online 6707b,
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02. Claudius II: Thessalonica fractional.19 viewsAE3 fractional (half follis?), 317-18, Thessalonica mint.
Obverse: DIVO CLAVDIO OPTIMO IMP / Veiled bust of Claudius II, Gothicus.
Reverse: REQVIES OPTIMORVM MERITORVM / Emperor seated on curule chair, raising right hand and holding sceptre.
Mint mark:: . TS . Γ .
1.35 gm., 16 mm.
RIC #26; PBCC #906; Sear #16399.

Around the years 317 - 318, Constantine issued commemorative coins honoring three deified emperors: Claudius II Gothicus, Constantius I, and Maximian. It is not real clear when these coins were issued, but RIC assigns them to the years 317-18 saying there is evidence they were issued near or at the end of the Sol coinage. They are small AE3 in size (16 mm), but on flans that are much thinner and weigh significantly less than other coins of the period. Therefore they are generally regarded as fractionals. They were minted at Treveri, Arelate, Rome, Aquileia, Siscia, and Thessalonica.

Why these three emperors? Constantine claimed Claudius II Gothicus was one of his ancestors (probably not true). Constantius I was Constantine's father, and Maximian was the father of Constantine's wife, Fausta.

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03. Constantius I: Thessalonica fractional.21 viewsAE3 fractional (half follis?), 317-18, Thessalonica mint.
Obverse: DIVO CONSTANTIO PIO PRINCIPI / Veiled bust of Constantius I.
Reverse: REQVIES OPTIMORVM MERITORVM / Emperor seated on curule chair, raising right hand and holding sceptre.
Mint mark: . T . SB .
1.78 gm., 16 mm.
RIC #25; PBCC #908; Sear unlisted.

Around the years 317 - 318, Constantine issued commemorative coins honoring three deified emperors: Claudius II Gothicus, Constantius I, and Maximian. It is not real clear when these coins were issued, but RIC assigns them to the years 317-18 saying there is evidence they were issued near or at the end of the Sol coinage. They are small AE3 in size (16 mm), but on flans that are much thinner and weigh significantly less than other coins of the period. Therefore they are generally regarded as fractionals. They were minted at Treveri, Arelate, Rome, Aquileia, Siscia, and Thessalonica.

Why these three emperors? Constantine claimed Claudius II Gothicus was one of his ancestors (probably not true). Constantius I was Constantine's father, and Maximian was the father of Constantine's wife, Fausta.

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04. Maximian: Siscia fractional.43 viewsAE3 fractional (half follis?), 317-18, Siscia mint.
Obverse: DIVO MAXIMIANO SEN FORT IMP / Veiled bust of Maximian.
Reverse: REQVIES OPTIMORVM MERITORVM / Emperor seated on curule chair, raising right hand and holding sceptre.
Mint mark: SIS
1.61 gm., 15mm.
RIC #41; PBCC #838; Sear #16412.

Around the years 317 - 318, Constantine issued commemorative coins honoring three deified emperors: Claudius II Gothicus, Constantius I, and Maximian. It is not real clear when these coins were issued, but RIC assigns them to the years 317-18 saying there is evidence they were issued near or at the end of the Sol coinage. They are small AE3 in size (16 mm), but on flans that are much thinner and weigh significantly less than other coins of the period. Therefore they are generally regarded as fractionals. They were minted at Treveri, Arelate, Rome, Aquileia, Siscia, and Thessalonica.

Why these three emperors? Constantine claimed Claudius II Gothicus was one of his ancestors (probably not true). Constantius I was Constantine's father, and Maximian was the father of Constantine's wife, Fausta.

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041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Macedonia, Thessalonica, Touratsoglou, Commodus (Augustus) 3-5 and 8, AE-26, ΘECCAΛONIKKEΩN, Nike advancing right,70 views041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Macedonia, Thessalonica, Touratsoglou, Commodus (Augustus) 3-5 and 8, AE-26, ΘECCAΛONIKKEΩN, Nike advancing right,
avers: ΑΥΤΟΚ Μ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΜ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΝ, laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass (and paludamentum), r.-
revers: ΘΕCCAΛΟΝΙΚΚΕΩΝ, Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 26mm, weight: 15,17g, axis: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 182-184 A.D., ref: Touratsoglou, Commodus (Augustus) 3-5 and ,
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0565-0578 AD - Justin II - Sear 366 - Half Follis62 viewsEmperor: Justin II (r. 565-578 AD)
Date: 569-570 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Half Follis

Obverse: D N IVSTINVS PP AV (or similar)
Justin, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds globus cruciger, she holds cruciform sceptre.

Reverse: Large K; above, cross; to left, A/N/N/O; to right, E
Exergue: TES (Thessalonica mint)

Sear 366
4.76g; 23.5mm; 150°
Pep
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0565-0578 AD - Justin II - Sear 366 - Half Follis - 2nd Example38 viewsEmperor: Justin II (r. 565-578 AD)
Date: 574-575 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Half Follis

Obverse: D N IVSTINVS PP AV (or similar)
Justin, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds globus cruciger, she holds cruciform sceptre.

Reverse: Large K; above, symbol(s); to left, A/N/N/O; to right, X
Exergue: TES (Thessalonica mint)

Sear 366
5.07g; 22.3mm; 165°
Pep
JustIISB366_3.jpg
0565-0578 AD - Justin II - Sear 366 - Half Follis - 3rd Example38 viewsEmperor: Justin II (r. 565-578 AD)
Date: 577-578 AD
Condition: Fine
Denomination: Half Follis

Obverse: D N IVSTINVS PP AV (or similar)
Justin, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds globus cruciger, she holds cruciform sceptre.

Reverse: Large K; above, symbol(s); to left, A/N/N/O; to right, XI/II
Exergue: TES (Thessalonica mint)

Sear 366
5.05g; 22.1mm; 165°
Pep
062_Severus_Alexander_(222-235_A_D_),_AE-25,_Varbanov_4473,_Thessalonica,_Macedonia,_Nike_left_Q-001_h_mm_gx-s.jpg
062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, Varbanov 4473, AE-25, Nike left,62 views062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, Varbanov 4473, AE-25, Nike left,
avers:- AVTOK_CEV_AΛEΞANΔPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- Θ-E-CCAΛON-IKEΩN, Nike advancing left, holding Kabeiros and palm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 9,07g, axis: 5h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 222-235 A.D., ref: Varbanov 4473, Touratsoglou 14,
Q-001
quadrans
LarryW1908.jpg
0654A Focas, 602-61041 viewsÆ half follis, 22.1mm, 6.25g, Nice F
Struck 603-604 at Thessalonica
D N FOCAS PERP AVG (or similar), crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes, holding globus cruciger / X•X, cross above, regnal year I right, TES in exg, scarce
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Sear 654Av; DO -
Lawrence Woolslayer
07e-Constantine-Sis-200b.jpg
07e. Constantine as Filius Augustorum: Siscia follis.30 viewsFollis, 309 - 310, Siscia mint.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS FIL AVGG / Laureate bust of Constantine.
Reverse: GENIO AVGVSTI / Genius standing, chlamys over left shoulder, pouring liquid from patera, and holding cornucopiae. Crescent in left field; A in right field.
Mint mark: SIS
6.14 gm., 24 mm.
RIC #200b; PBCC #786; Sear #15581.

The obverse legend shows Constantine as "Filius Augustorum" -- an empty title granted him after the conference at Carnuntum in November 308. Coins with this title were issued for a short time at 5 mints under the control of Galerius (Siscia, Thessalonica, Nicomedia, Antioch, Alexandria). This title was not recognized in the area under the control of Constantine himself, nor in Italy which was under the control of Maxentius.
Callimachus
Aemilia10.jpg
0ac Conquest of Macedonia13 viewsPaullus Aemilius Lepidus, moneyer
109-100 BC

Denarius

Veiled head of Concord, right, PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA
TER above trophy, L. Aemelius Lepidus on right, Perseus and his two sons as prisoners on left, PAVLLVS in ex.

Seaby, Aemelia 10

L. Aemelius Paullus defeated the Macedonians in 168 BC and brought Perseus and his sons to Rome to adorn his triumph.

Three days after the battle Perseus arrived at Amphipolis, and from that city he sent heralds with a caduceus to Paulus. In the meanwhile Hippias, Midon, and Pantauchus, the principal men among the king's friends who had fled from the field of battle to Beroea, went and made their surrender to the Roman consul. In the case of others also, their fears prompted them, one after another, to do the same. The consul sent his son Q. Fabius, together with L. Lentulus and Q. Metellus, with despatches to Rome announcing his victory. He gave the spoils taken from the enemy's army lying on the field of battle to the foot soldiers and the plunder from the surrounding country to the cavalry on condition that they were not absent from the camp more than two nights. The camp at Pydna was shifted to a site nearer the sea. First of all Beroea, then Thessalonica and Pella, and almost the whole of Macedonia, city by city, surrendered within two days.

Livy, History of Rome, 44.45
Blindado
IMG_4880.jpg
1 Constantius II29 viewsConstantius II AE3. AD 351-355. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding a phoenix on globe and a chi-rho standard, Victory at helm steers the ship. Γ in left field, * in right field. Mintmark dot TS epsilon dot.
Thessalonica
RIC VIII 174 var
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
IMG_2466.JPG
1.2 Constantius II21 viewsConstantius II AE3. AD 348-351. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Emperor in military dress advancing left, treading on captive, holding Victory on a globe and a chi-rho standard, Γ left, star right. Mintmark star TS Delta Dot (or star)

Thessalonica
RIC VIII 172
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
AlexISear1909.jpg
1081-1118 AD - Alexius I Comnenus - Follis - Thessalonica mint17 viewsEmperor: Alexius I Comnenus (r. 1081-1118 AD)
Date: 1081-1092 AD
Condition: aFair
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: No legend
Bust of the Virgin facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; She holds before Her the infant Christ whose nimbate head facing is represented; to left, ; to right, ; on either side of Virgin's head, uncertain wedge-shaped object.

Reverse: - ]
Alexius standing facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger.

Thessalonica mint
Sear 1909
4.27g; 26.1mm; 165°
Pep
JohnIISB1954.jpg
1118-1143 AD - John II - Sear 1954 - Half Tetarteron37 viewsProbable Emperor: John II (r. 1118-1143 AD)
Date: 1118-1143 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Half Tetarteron

Obverse: IC-XC
Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium & colobium, and holding book of Gospels in left.

Reverse: I ΔECΠOT
John standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger.

Thessalonica mint
Sear 1954
1.67g; 15.7mm; 180°
Pep
JohnIISB1954_2.jpg
1118-1143 AD - John II - Sear 1954 - Half Tetarteron - 2nd Example29 viewsProbable Emperor: John II (r. 1118-1143 AD)
Date: 1118-1143 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Half Tetarteron

Obverse: IC-XC
Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium & colobium, and holding book of Gospels in left.

Reverse: I ΔECΠOT
John standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger.

Thessalonica mint
Sear 1954
2.14g; 16.3mm; 210°
Pep
IssacIISB2005.jpg
1185-1195 AD - Isaac II - Sear 2005 - Tetarteron47 viewsEmperor: Isaac II (r. 1185-1195 AD)
Date: 1185-1195 AD
Condition: Fine
Denomination: Tetarteron

Obverse: Facing bust of Archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing loros and holding jewelled sceptre (sometimes surmounted by trefoil device) and globus cruciger; to left, O//AP; to right, /MI (or similar)

Reverse: Bust of Issac facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding cruciform sceptre and akakia; to left, ICA/AKI/OC; to right, ΔE/CΠO/TH/C (or similar).

Thessalonica mint
Sear 2005
1.89g; 17.9mm; 150°
Pep
Galerius_AE-Follis_GAL-MAXIMIANVS-PF-AVG_GENIO-A-VGVSTI_star-Gamma_dotSMdotTSdot_RIC-VI-30a-p-514_308-10-AD-Thessa_Q-001_axis-0h_23-24,5mm_5,43g-s.jpg
122 Galerius Maximianus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-311 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VI 30a, AE-Follis, GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left, #1229 views122 Galerius Maximianus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-311 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VI 30a, AE-Follis, GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left, #1
avers:- GAL-MAXIMIANVS-PF-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-A-VGVSTI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exerg: */Γ//•SM•TS•, diameter: 23-24,5mm, weight: 5,43g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 308-310 A.D., ref: RIC VI 30a, p-514,
Q-001
quadrans
Maximinus-II__AE-Follis_MAXIMINVS-PF-AVG_IOVI-CONSE-RVATORI_wreath-B_dotSMdotTSdot_RIC-VI-50a-p-518_312-AD-Thessa_Q-001_axis-0h_23,5-24,5mm_4,15g-s.jpg
128 Maximinus II. "Daia" (305-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 310-313 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VI 050a, AE-1, wreath/B//•SM•TS•, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,208 views128 Maximinus II. "Daia" (305-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 310-313 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VI 050a, AE-1, wreath/B//•SM•TS•, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,
avers:- MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- IOVI CONSE RVATORI, Jupiter standing left,
exerg: wreath/B//•SM•TS•, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date:312 A.D., ref: RIC VI 50a, p-518,
Q-001
quadrans
12e-Constantine-The-061b.jpg
12e. Constantine: Thessalonica follis.17 viewsFollis, 312 - 313, Thessalonica mint.
Obverse: IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG / Laureate bust of Constantine.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN / Jupiter standing, chlamys over left shoulder, holding Victory on globe, leaning on sceptre. Eagle with wreath in its beak at his feet.
Mint mark: . TS . Γ .
2.95 gm., 25 mm.
RIC #61b; PBCC #872; Sear #15972.
Callimachus
Lcnius1.jpg
1308b, Licinius I, 308 - 324 A.D. (Siscia)59 viewsLicinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D. Bronze follis, RIC 4, F, Siscia, 3.257g, 21.6mm, 0o, 313 - 315 A.D. Obverse: IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right; Reverse IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe and scepter, eagle with wreath in beak left, E right, SIS in exergue.



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Licinius (308-324 A.D.)

Michael DiMaio, Jr.
Salve Regina University

Licinius' Heritage

Valerius Licinianus Licinius, more commonly known as Licinius, may have been born ca. 265. Of peasant origin, his family was from Dacia. A close friend and comrade of arms of the Emperor Galerius, he accompanied him on his Persian expedition in 297. When campaigns by Severus and Galerius in late 306 or early 307 and in the summer of 307, respectively, failed to dislodge Maxentius who, with the luke warm support of his father Maximianus Herculius, was acclaimed princeps on 28 October 306, he was sent by the eastern emperor to Maxentius as an ambassador; the diplomatic mission, however, failed because the usurper refused to submit to the authority of his father-in-law Galerius. At the Conference of Carnuntum which was held in October or November of 308, Licinius was made an Augustus on 11 November 308; his realm included Thrace, Illyricum, and Pannonia.

Licinius' Early Reign

Although Licinius was initially appointed by Galerius to replace Severus to end the revolt of Maxentius , Licinius (perhaps wisely) made no effort to move against the usurper. In fact, his first attested victory was against the Sarmatians probably in the late spring, but no later than the end of June in 310. When the Emperor Galerius died in 311, Licinius met Maximinus Daia at the Bosporus during the early summer of that year; they concluded a treaty and divided Galerius' realm between them. It was little more than a year later that the Emperor Constantine defeated Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge on 28 October 312. After the defeat of the usurper, Constantine and Licinius met at Mediolanum (Milan) where Licinius married the former's sister Constantia; one child was born of this union: Valerius Licinianus Licinius. Licinius had another son, born of a slave woman, whose name is unknown. It appears that both emperors promulgated the so-called Edict of Milan, in which Constantine and Licinius granted Christians the freedom to practice their faith without any interference from the state.

As soon as he seems to have learned about the marital alliance between Licinius and Constantine and the death of Maxentius, who had been his ally, Daia traversed Asia Minor and, in April 313, he crossed the Bosporus and went to Byzantium, which he took from Licinius after an eleven day siege. On 30 April 313 the armies of both emperors clashed on the Campus Ergenus; in the ensuing battle Daia's forces were routed. A last ditch stand by Daia at the Cilician Gates failed; the eastern emperor subsequently died in the area of Tarsus probably in July or August 313. As soon as he arrived in Nicomedeia, Licinius promulgated the Edict of Milan. As soon as he had matters in Nicomedeia straightened out, Licinius campaigned against the Persians in the remaining part of 313 and the opening months of 314.

The First Civil War Between Licinius and Constantine

Once Licinius had defeated Maximinus Daia, the sole rulers of the Roman world were he and Constantine. It is obvious that the marriage of Licinius to Constantia was simply a union of convenience. In any case, there is evidence in the sources that both emperors were looking for an excuse to attack the other. The affair involving Bassianus (the husband of Constantius I's daughter Anastasia ), mentioned in the text of Anonymus Valesianus (5.14ff), may have sparked the falling out between the two emperors. In any case, Constantine' s forces joined battle with those of Licinius at Cibalae in Pannonia on 8 October 314. When the battle was over, Constantine prevailed; his victory, however, was Pyrrhic. Both emperors had been involved in exhausting military campaigns in the previous year and the months leading up to Cibalae and each of their realms had expanded so fast that their manpower reserves must have been stretched to the limit. Both men retreated to their own territory to lick their wounds. It may well be that the two emperors made an agreement, which has left no direct trace in the historical record, which would effectively restore the status quo.

Both emperors were variously engaged in different activities between 315 and 316. In addition to campaigning against the Germans while residing in Augusta Treverorum (Trier) in 315, Constantine dealt with aspects of the Donatist controversy; he also traveled to Rome where he celebrated his Decennalia. Licinius, possibly residing at Sirmium, was probably waging war against the Goths. Although not much else is known about Licinius' activities during this period, it is probable that he spent much of his time preparing for his impending war against Constantine; the latter,who spent the spring and summer of 316 in Augusta Treverorum, was probably doing much the same thing. In any case, by December 316, the western emperor was in Sardica with his army. Sometime between 1 December and 28 February 317, both emperors' armies joined battle on the Campus Ardiensis; as was the case in the previous engagement, Constantine' s forces were victorious. On 1 March 317, both sides agreed to a cessation of hostilities; possibly because of the intervention of his wife Constantia, Licinius was able to keep his throne, although he had to agree to the execution of his colleague Valens, who the eastern emperor had appointed as his colleague before the battle, as well as to cede some of his territory to his brother-in-law.

Licinius and the Christians

Although the historical record is not completely clear, Licinius seems to have campaigned against the Sarmatians in 318. He also appears to have been in Byzantium in the summer of 318 and later in June 323. Beyond these few facts, not much else is known about his residences until mid summer of 324. Although he and Constantine had issued the Edict of Milan in early 313, Licinius turned on the Christians in his realm seemingly in 320. The first law that Licinius issued prevented bishops from communicating with each other and from holding synods to discuss matters of interest to them. The second law prohibited men and women from attending services together and young girls from receiving instruction from their bishop or schools. When this law was issued, he also gave orders that Christians could hold services only outside of city walls. Additionally, he deprived officers in the army of their commissions if they did not sacrifice to the gods. Licinius may have been trying to incite Constantine to attack him. In any case, the growing tension between the two rulers is reflected in the consular Fasti of the period.

The Second Civil War Between Licinius and Constantine and Licinius' Death

War actually broke out in 321 when Constantine pursued some Sarmatians, who had been ravaging some territory in his realm, across the Danube. When he checked a similar invasion of the Goths, who were devastating Thrace, Licinius complained that Constantine had broken the treaty between them. Having assembled a fleet and army at Thessalonica, Constantine advanced toward Adrianople. Licinius engaged the forces of his brother-in-law near the banks of the Hebrus River on 3 July 324 where he was routed; with as many men as he could gather, he headed for his fleet which was in the Hellespont. Those of his soldiers who were not killed or put to flight, surrendered to the enemy. Licinius fled to Byzantium, where he was besieged by Constantine. Licinius' fleet, under the command of the admiral Abantus, was overcome by bad weather and by Constantine' s fleet which was under the command of his son Crispus. Hard pressed in Byzantium, Licinius abandoned the city to his rival and fled to Chalcedon in Bithynia. Leaving Martinianus, his former magister officiorum and now his co-ruler, to impede Constantine' s progress, Licinius regrouped his forces and engaged his enemy at Chrysopolis where he was again routed on 18 September 324. He fled to Nicomedeia which Constantine began to besiege. On the next day Licinius abdicated and was sent to Thessalonica, where he was kept under house arrest. Both Licinius and his associate were put to death by Constantine. Martinianus may have been put to death before the end of 324, whereas Licinius was not put to death until the spring of 325. Rumors circulated that Licinius had been put to death because he attempted another rebellion against Constantine.

Copyright (C) 1996, Michael DiMaio, Jr.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.

Cleisthenes
Licin1AEFolJupiAlex.jpg
1308c, Licinius I, 308-324 A.D. (Alexandria)66 viewsLicinius I, 308-324 A.D. AE Follis, 3.60g, VF, 315 A.D., Alexandria. Obverse: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG - Laureate head right; Reverse: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG - Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on a globe and scepter; exergue: ALE / (wreath) over "B" over "N." Ref: RIC VII, 10 (B = r2) Rare, page 705 - Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.


De Imperatoribus Romanis : An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Licinius (308-324 A.D.)

Michael DiMaio, Jr.
Salve Regina University

Licinius' Heritage

Valerius Licinianus Licinius, more commonly known as Licinius, may have been born ca. 265. Of peasant origin, his family was from Dacia. A close friend and comrade of arms of the Emperor Galerius, he accompanied him on his Persian expedition in 297. When campaigns by Severus and Galerius in late 306 or early 307 and in the summer of 307, respectively, failed to dislodge Maxentius who, with the luke warm support of his father Maximianus Herculius, was acclaimed princeps on 28 October 306, he was sent by the eastern emperor to Maxentius as an ambassador; the diplomatic mission, however, failed because the usurper refused to submit to the authority of his father-in-law Galerius. At the Conference of Carnuntum which was held in October or November of 308, Licinius was made an Augustus on 11 November 308; his realm included Thrace, Illyricum, and Pannonia.

Licinius' Early Reign

Although Licinius was initially appointed by Galerius to replace Severus to end the revolt of Maxentius , Licinius (perhaps wisely) made no effort to move against the usurper. In fact, his first attested victory was against the Sarmatians probably in the late spring, but no later than the end of June in 310. When the Emperor Galerius died in 311, Licinius met Maximinus Daia at the Bosporus during the early summer of that year; they concluded a treaty and divided Galerius' realm between them. It was little more than a year later that the Emperor Constantine defeated Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge on 28 October 312. After the defeat of the usurper, Constantine and Licinius met at Mediolanum (Milan) where Licinius married the former's sister Constantia; one child was born of this union: Valerius Licinianus Licinius. Licinius had another son, born of a slave woman, whose name is unknown. It appears that both emperors promulgated the so-called Edict of Milan, in which Constantine and Licinius granted Christians the freedom to practice their faith without any interference from the state.

As soon as he seems to have learned about the marital alliance between Licinius and Constantine and the death of Maxentius, who had been his ally, Daia traversed Asia Minor and, in April 313, he crossed the Bosporus and went to Byzantium, which he took from Licinius after an eleven day siege. On 30 April 313 the armies of both emperors clashed on the Campus Ergenus; in the ensuing battle Daia's forces were routed. A last ditch stand by Daia at the Cilician Gates failed; the eastern emperor subsequently died in the area of Tarsus probably in July or August 313. As soon as he arrived in Nicomedeia, Licinius promulgated the Edict of Milan. As soon as he had matters in Nicomedeia straightened out, Licinius campaigned against the Persians in the remaining part of 313 and the opening months of 314.

The First Civil War Between Licinius and Constantine

Once Licinius had defeated Maximinus Daia, the sole rulers of the Roman world were he and Constantine. It is obvious that the marriage of Licinius to Constantia was simply a union of convenience. In any case, there is evidence in the sources that both emperors were looking for an excuse to attack the other. The affair involving Bassianus (the husband of Constantius I's daughter Anastasia ), mentioned in the text of Anonymus Valesianus (5.14ff), may have sparked the falling out between the two emperors. In any case, Constantine' s forces joined battle with those of Licinius at Cibalae in Pannonia on 8 October 314. When the battle was over, Constantine prevailed; his victory, however, was Pyrrhic. Both emperors had been involved in exhausting military campaigns in the previous year and the months leading up to Cibalae and each of their realms had expanded so fast that their manpower reserves must have been stretched to the limit. Both men retreated to their own territory to lick their wounds. It may well be that the two emperors made an agreement, which has left no direct trace in the historical record, which would effectively restore the status quo.

Both emperors were variously engaged in different activities between 315 and 316. In addition to campaigning against the Germans while residing in Augusta Treverorum (Trier) in 315, Constantine dealt with aspects of the Donatist controversy; he also traveled to Rome where he celebrated his Decennalia. Licinius, possibly residing at Sirmium, was probably waging war against the Goths. Although not much else is known about Licinius' activities during this period, it is probable that he spent much of his time preparing for his impending war against Constantine; the latter,who spent the spring and summer of 316 in Augusta Treverorum, was probably doing much the same thing. In any case, by December 316, the western emperor was in Sardica with his army. Sometime between 1 December and 28 February 317, both emperors' armies joined battle on the Campus Ardiensis; as was the case in the previous engagement, Constantine' s forces were victorious. On 1 March 317, both sides agreed to a cessation of hostilities; possibly because of the intervention of his wife Constantia, Licinius was able to keep his throne, although he had to agree to the execution of his colleague Valens, who the eastern emperor had appointed as his colleague before the battle, as well as to cede some of his territory to his brother-in-law.

Licinius and the Christians

Although the historical record is not completely clear, Licinius seems to have campaigned against the Sarmatians in 318. He also appears to have been in Byzantium in the summer of 318 and later in June 323. Beyond these few facts, not much else is known about his residences until mid summer of 324. Although he and Constantine had issued the Edict of Milan in early 313, Licinius turned on the Christians in his realm seemingly in 320. The first law that Licinius issued prevented bishops from communicating with each other and from holding synods to discuss matters of interest to them. The second law prohibited men and women from attending services together and young girls from receiving instruction from their bishop or schools. When this law was issued, he also gave orders that Christians could hold services only outside of city walls. Additionally, he deprived officers in the army of their commissions if they did not sacrifice to the gods. Licinius may have been trying to incite Constantine to attack him. In any case, the growing tension between the two rulers is reflected in the consular Fasti of the period.

The Second Civil War Between Licinius and Constantine and Licinius' Death

War actually broke out in 321 when Constantine pursued some Sarmatians, who had been ravaging some territory in his realm, across the Danube. When he checked a similar invasion of the Goths, who were devastating Thrace, Licinius complained that Constantine had broken the treaty between them. Having assembled a fleet and army at Thessalonica, Constantine advanced toward Adrianople. Licinius engaged the forces of his brother-in-law near the banks of the Hebrus River on 3 July 324 where he was routed; with as many men as he could gather, he headed for his fleet which was in the Hellespont. Those of his soldiers who were not killed or put to flight, surrendered to the enemy. Licinius fled to Byzantium, where he was besieged by Constantine. Licinius' fleet, under the command of the admiral Abantus, was overcome by bad weather and by Constantine' s fleet which was under the command of his son Crispus. Hard pressed in Byzantium, Licinius abandoned the city to his rival and fled to Chalcedon in Bithynia. Leaving Martinianus, his former magister officiorum and now his co-ruler, to impede Constantine' s progress, Licinius regrouped his forces and engaged his enemy at Chrysopolis where he was again routed on 18 September 324. He fled to Nicomedeia which Constantine began to besiege. On the next day Licinius abdicated and was sent to Thessalonica, where he was kept under house arrest. Both Licinius and his associate were put to death by Constantine. Martinianus may have been put to death before the end of 324, whereas Licinius was not put to death until the spring of 325. Rumors circulated that Licinius had been put to death because he attempted another rebellion against Constantine.

Copyright (C) 1996, Michael DiMaio, Jr.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.

Cleisthenes
Licinius-I_VALdotLICINIVS-P-F-AVG_GENIO-A-VGVSTI_star-B_dotSMdotTSdot_RIC-VI-30b_0h_25-27mm_5,63g.jpg
132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 030b, */B//•SM•TS•, AE-1 Follis, GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left,61 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 030b, */B//•SM•TS•, AE-1 Follis, GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left,
avers:- VAL•LICINIVS P F AVG, (2a, A), Laureate, head right.
revers:- GENIO A VGVSTI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae; * in left and B in right in field.
exergo: */B//•SM•TS•, diameter: 25-27mm, weight: 5,63g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, 2nd. off., date: 308-310 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-30b typ 2., p-514,
Q-001
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 037b, */B//•SM•TS•, AE-1 Follis, VIRTVTI EXERCITVS, Virtus advancing right, #1117 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 037b, */B//•SM•TS•, AE-1 Follis, VIRTVTI EXERCITVS, Virtus advancing right, #1
avers: VAL•LICINIVS P F AVG, (2a, A), Laureate, head right.
reverse: VIRTVTI E XERCITVS, Virtus advancing right, holding trophy and spear, * in left and B in right in field.
exergue: */B//•SM•TS•, diameter: 26,0-26,5mm, weight: 6,79g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, 2nd. off., date: 308-310 A.D., ref: RIC VI 37b,
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 049, wreath/Δ//SM•TS•, AE-1 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,67 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 049, wreath/Δ//SM•TS•, AE-1 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,
avers:- IMP C VAL LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, (1a, A), Laureate, head right.
revers:- IOVI CONSER VATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding globe and scepter; wreath in left and Δ in right in field.
exergo: wreath/Δ//SM•TS•, diameter: 24-25mm, weight: 5,21g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessalonica, 4st. off., date: 311-312 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-49, p-518,
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 049var. ???, wreath-*in/E//•SM•TS•, AE-1 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,102 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 049var. ???, wreath-*in/E//•SM•TS•, AE-1 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,
avers: IMP C VAL LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, (1a, A), Laureate, head right.
revers: IOVI CONSER VATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding globe and scepter; wreath in left star inside (!), and E in right in field.
exergo: wreath- * in/E//•SM•TS•, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 4,80g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, 5th. off., date: 311-312 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-49var. ???, p-518,
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 059, -/-//•TS•Γ•, AE-1 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG G N N, Jupiter standing facing, Scarce!81 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 059, -/-//•TS•Γ•, AE-1 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG G N N, Jupiter standing facing, Scarce!
avers:- IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, (1b, B), Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- IOVI CONS ERVATORI AVG G N N, Jupiter standing facing with head left, chlamys hanging from left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and leaning
on sceptre, eagle with wreath left.
exergo:-/-//•TS•Γ•, diameter: 23,5mm, weight: 3,19g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thessalonica, 3rd. off., date: 312-313 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-59, p-519, Scarce !
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 033, -/-//•TS•A•, AE-3 Follis, VOT XX /MVLT /•/XXX/•TS•A•, #2, S2!66 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 033, -/-//•TS•A•, AE-3 Follis, VOT XX /MVLT /•/XXX/•TS•A•, #2, S2!
avers:- IMP LICINIVS AVG, 2, B5, Laureate and cuirassed bust right, .
revers:- VOT XX /MVLT /•/XXX/, In wreath.
exergo: -/-//•TS•A•, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,57g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 318-199 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-33, p-504, s2,
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 033, -/-//•TS•A•, AE-3 Follis, VOT XX /MVLT /•/XXX/•TS•A•, S2!186 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 033, -/-//•TS•A•, AE-3 Follis, VOT XX /MVLT /•/XXX/•TS•A•, S2!
avers:- IMP LICINIVS AVG, 2, B5, Laureate and cuirassed bust right, .
revers:- VOT XX /MVLT /•/XXX/, In wreath.
exergo: -/-//•TS•A•, diameter: 17mm, weight: 3,52g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 318-199 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-33, p-504, s2,
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 061A, -/-//TS•A•, AE-3 Follis, VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victory standing left, #162 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 061A, -/-//TS•A•, AE-3 Follis, VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victory standing left, #1
avers: IMP LICI NIVS AVG, Laureate bust right, cuirassed.
reverse: VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm.
exergue: -/-//TS•A•, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 308-310 A.D., ref: RIC VII 61A,
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133 Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 041, AE-3 Follis, VOT•V•/MVLT•X•/•/CAESS/•TS•A• within wreath., R2!,144 views133 Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 041, AE-3 Follis, VOT•V•/MVLT•X•/•/CAESS/•TS•A• within wreath., R2!,
avers:- LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
revers:- VOT•V•/MVLT•X•/•/CAESS/•TS•A• within wreath.
exergo: -/-//•TS•A•, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,34g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC VII 41, R2!
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133 Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 079, S/F//•TS•A•, AE-3 Follis, VIRTVS EXERCIT, S-F, VOT/XX, R2!!,84 views133 Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 079, S/F//•TS•A•, AE-3 Follis, VIRTVS EXERCIT, S-F, VOT/XX, R2!!,
avers:- LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES, 6a, B4, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, .
revers:- VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/XX, captive sit in ground on either side, S and F left and right side in fields.
exergo: S/F//•TS•A•, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,34g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC VII 79, p-509, R2!!,
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 031, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•Δ•, VOT XX/MVLT/•XXX•/TS •Δ•, in wreath, R2!!267 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 031, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•Δ•, VOT XX/MVLT/•XXX•/TS •Δ•, in wreath, R2!!
avers:- CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1,B5, Laureate cuirassed bust right.
rever:- VOT XX/MVLT/•XXX•/TS •Δ•, in wreath.
exergo: -/-//TS•Δ•, diameter:18,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,10g, axis:0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 318-19 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-31, p-504, 4th.-off., R2 !!
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 059, AE-3 Silvered Follis, -/-//TS•Δ•, VICTORIA AVGG NN, Victoria advancing left, R2!!85 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 059, AE-3 Silvered Follis, -/-//TS•Δ•, VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victoria advancing left, R2!!
avers:- CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1,B5, Laureate cuirassed bust right.
rever:- VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victoria advancing left holding wreath in right hand.
exergo: -/-//TS•Δ•, diameter: 19mm, weight: 2,52g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 319 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-59, p-506, 4th.-off.,
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 123, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSΓVI, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, Wreath, VOT/•/XX within, 95 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 123, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSΓVI, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, Wreath, VOT/•/XX within,
avers:- CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1, Laureate head right.
rever:- D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, B1, R1, Wreath, VOT/•/XX within.
exergo: -/-//TSΓVI, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-123, p-510 ,3rd.-off., C3,
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 123, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSEVI, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, Wreath, VOT/•/XX within, R2!!86 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 123, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSEVI, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, Wreath, VOT/•/XX within, R2!!
avers:- CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1,B1, Laureate, bust right.
revers:- D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT/•/XX in laurel wreath.
exergo: -/-//TSEVI, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,31g, axis: 1h,
mint: Thessalonica, 5th. off., date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-123, p513, R2 !!
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 153, AE-3 Follis, -/•//SMTSЄ, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with two turrets, #162 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 153, AE-3 Follis, -/•//SMTSЄ, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with two turrets, #1
avers: CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1, B1, Laureate, bust right.
reverse: PROVIDEN TIAE AVG G, 6 layers, Campgate, no door, with two turrets star above.
exergue: -/•//SMTSЄ, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 326-327 A.D., ref: RIC VII 153, p-518,
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII ???, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•Γ•, VICTORIA AVGG NN, Victoria advancing left, Not in RIC !!!, R!!!106 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII ???, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•Γ•, VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victoria advancing left, Not in RIC !!!, R!!!
avers:- IMP CONSTAN TINVS MAX AVG, ,D6, Laurate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
rever:- VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victoria advancing left holding wreath in right hand.
exergo: -/-//TS•Γ•, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,28g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 319 A.D., ref: RIC VII after 59, p-506, 3rd.-off.,
RIC VII, THESSALONICA [before 59], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE, OFFICINA Γ
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/notinric/7the-59_g.html
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139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 159, -/-//SMTSA, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, #1307 views139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 159, -/-//SMTSA, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, #1
avers:- FL-HELENA-AVGVSTA, 12,E10, Diademed, draped bust right, with two-row necklace.
revers:- SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, lowering branch with left hand, raising robe with right hand.
exergo: -/-//SMTSA, diameter:19- 20mm, weight: 3,22g, axis:0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 326-28 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-159, p-519,
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139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 159, -/-//SMTSE, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, R2!!66 views139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 159, -/-//SMTSE, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, R2!!
avers:- FL-HELENA-AVGVSTA, 12,E10, Diademed, draped bust right, with two-row necklace.
revers:- SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, lowering branch with left hand, raising robe with right hand.
exergo: -/-//SMTSE, diameter: 20mm, weight: 3,22g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 326-28 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-159, p-519, R2!!
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14 Constans123 viewsConstans, AE2. Silvered Thessalonica. DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, forwards, on hands and knees. Mintmark TSA star. RIC VIII Thessalonica 116.

The obv. isnt as bad as it looks, the silvering and glare kinda made it awkward to photograph :)
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14 Constans82 viewsConstans, AE2. Silvered Thessalonica. DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, forwards, on hands and knees. Mintmark TSB star. RIC VIII Thessalonica 116.

Another apparently common coin according to RIC :)
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14 Constantius II59 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind/FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field, TS Delta in ex
Thessalonica 129 scarce.
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14 Constantius II37 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind/FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field, TS Delta in ex
Thessalonica 129 scarce.
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14 Constantius II51 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearinf fallen horseman, wearing Phrygian helmet, forwards, clutching
TSЄ*
Thessalonica 115
Scarce
EX DS
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14 Constantius II23 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
TEMP RE-PARARATIO
soldier spearing fallen horseman, bare-headed, reaching
TSA / ·S· left
Thessalonica 185?
C2

ex DS
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14 Constantius II35 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right; Δ behind head
FEL TMEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing a falling horseman, bare-headed, reaching
TSA
Thessalonica 180
C3
ex DS
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14 Constantius II36 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind/FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field, TS Delta in ex
Thessalonica 129 scarce.
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14-20 - NERON (54 - 68 D.C.)50 viewsAE 24 (Provincial FEDERACIÓN de CIUDADES MACEDÓNICAS) 24 mm 7.0 gr.

Anv: "KAIΣAP NEPΩN" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a izquierda. Gráfila de puntos.
Rev: "MAKEΔONON ΣEBAΣTOΣ" - Leyenda alrededor de un escudo de guerra macedónico. Gráfila de puntos.

Ceca: Thessalónica

Referencias: GICTV #541 Pag.51 - BMC Vol.5 #146 Pag.27 - RPC #1614 - AMNG #242 - SNG Cop. #1335
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14-32 - Tesalonica - Macedonia - NERON (54 - 68 D.C.)20 viewsAE 24 (Provincial FEDERACIÓN de CIUDADES MACEDÓNICAS) 24 mm 7.0 gr.

Anv: "KAIΣAP NEPΩN" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a izquierda. Gráfila de puntos.
Rev: "MAKEΔONON ΣEBAΣTOΣ" - Leyenda alrededor de un escudo de guerra macedónico. Gráfila de puntos.

Ceca: Thessalónica

Referencias: Sear GICTV #541 Pag.51 - BMC Vol.5 #146 Pag.27 - RPC #1614 - AMNG #242 - SNG Cop. #1335
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1403j, Constantine I (the Great), early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D. (Thessalonica)26 viewsBronze AE 3, RIC 153, VF, Thessalonica mint, 2.955g, 19.7mm, 0o, 326 - 328 A.D. Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right; Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, campgate with two turrets, star above, dot right, SMTSG in exergue.

Flavius Valerius Constantinus, Constantine the Great, was the son of Helena and the First Tetrarchic ruler Constantius I. Constantine is most famous for his conversion to Christianity and the battle of the Milvian Bridge where he defeated emperor Maxentius. It is reputed that before the battle, he saw the words "In Hoc Signo Victor Eris" (By this sign you shall conquer) emblazoned on the sun around the Chi Rho, the symbol of Christianity. Other sources claim the vision came to Constantine I in a dream. The story continues that after placing this Christogram on the shields of his army, he defeated his opponent and thus ruled the empire through divine providence. Constantine I also shifted the capital of the empire to Constantinople, establishing the foundation for an Empire that would last another 1000 years. He died in 337 and his sons divided the Roman territories.

The Emperor Constantine I was effectively the sole ruler of the Roman world between 324 and 337 A.D.; his reign was perhaps one of the most crucial of all the emperors in determining the future course of western civilization. By beginning the process of making Christianity the religious foundation of his realm, he set the religious course for the future of Europe which remains in place to this very day. Because he replaced Rome with Constantinople as the center of imperial power, he made it clear that the city of Rome was no longer the center of power, and he also set the stage for the Middle Ages. His philosophical view of monarchy, largely spelled out in some of the works of Eusebius of Caesarea, became the foundation for the concept of the divine right of kings which prevailed in Europe.

Constantine was not a "Christian convert" in any traditional sense. He was not baptized until close to death, and while that was not an uncommon practice, the mention of Christ in his speeches and decrees is conspicuous by its absence. Eusebius, Church historian and Constantine biographer, is responsible for much of the valorization of Constantine as the Christian Emperor. The somnambulant "sign" in which Constantine was to become victor at the Milvian Bridge is, not so surprisingly, revealed to posterity long after the "fact." Throughout his reign, Constantine continues to portray himself on coins as a sun god (Freeman, Charles. Egypt, Greece and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean; Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 582). Above all, Constantine was a pragmatist. It would be cynical to egregiously disavow his commitment to Christianity, but it would be equally wrong to think that he would allow Christianity to meddle in the governance of his empire. As he reputedly told a group of bishops, "You are bishops of those within the church, but I am perhaps a bishop appointed by God of those outside." Whatever the motives for his decision to support Christianity, Christianity benefitted from the arrangement. So, too, did Constantine. It was a match made in heaven.
J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.

For perhaps the best Constantine The Great site on the web, see Victor Clark's Constantine The Great Coins: http://www.constantinethegreatcoins.com/
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1404b, Crispus, Caesar 317 - 326 A.D. (Thessalonica)35 viewsBronze AE 3, RIC 118, VF, Thessalonica mint, 2.740g, 18.0mm, 180o, 320 - 321 A.D. Obverse: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left; Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT V in wreath, TSDVI in exergue.

Flavius Julius Crispus was the son of Constantine I by his first wife. A brilliant soldier, Crispus was well loved by all until 326 A.D., when Constantine had him executed. It is said that Fausta, Crispus stepmother, anxious to secure the succession for her own sons falsely accused Crispus of raping her. Constantine, learning of Fausta`s treachery, had her executed too.


De Imperatoribus Romanis;
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors and their Families

Crispus Caesar (317-326 A.D.)

Hans Pohlsander
SUNY Albany

Crispus was the oldest son of the emperor Constantine I and played a fairly important role in the political and military events of the early fourth century. The regular form of his full name is Flavius Iulius Crispus, although the forms Flavius Claudius Crispus and Flavius Valerius Crispus also occur. His mother was a woman named Minervina, with whom Constantine had a relationship, probably illegitimate, before he married Fausta in 307. When Minervina died or when Constantine put her aside we do not know. Nor do we know when she gave birth to Crispus; we may assume, of course, that it was before 307. Some modern authorities, on good grounds, think that it was in 305. Crispus' place of birth must have been somewhere in the East, and it is not known when he was brought to Gaul and when, where, or under what circumstances he was separated from his mother.

Constantine entrusted the education of his son to the distinguished Christian scholar Lactantius, thereby giving a clear sign of his commitment to Christianity. We are not told when Lactantius assumed his duties, but a date before 317 seems likely. Nor do we know how successful he was in instilling Christian beliefs and values in his imperial pupil. No later than January of 322 Crispus must have married a woman named Helena -- not to be confused with Constantine's mother or daughter by the same name- and this woman bore him a child in October of 322. Constantine, we learn, was pleased.

Crispus' official career began at an early age and is well documented. On March 1 of 317, at Serdica (modern Sofia), his father appointed him Caesar. The consulship was his three times, in 318, 321, and 324. While nominally in charge of Gaul, with a prefect at his side, he successfully undertook military operations against the Franks and Alamanni in 320 and 323.

In 324, during the second war between Constantine and Licinius, he excelled as commander of Constantine's fleet in the waters of the Hellespont, the Propontis, and the Bosporus, thus making a significant contribution to the outcome of that war. The high points of his career are amply reflected in the imperial coinage. In addition to coins, we have his portrait, with varying degrees of certainty, in a number of sculptures, mosaics, cameos, etc. Contemporary authors heap praises upon him. Thus the panegyrist Nazarius speaks of Crispus' "magnificent deeds," and Eusebius calls him "an emperor most dear to God and in all regards comparable to his father."

Crispus' end was as tragic as his career had been brilliant. His own father ordered him to be put to death. We know the year of this sad event, 326, from the Consularia Constantinopolitana, and the place, Pola in Istria, from Ammianus Marcellinus. The circumstances, however, are less clear. Zosimus (6th c.) and Zonaras (12th c.) both report that Crispus and his stepmother Fausta were involved in an illicit relationship. There may be as much gossip as fact in their reports, but it is certain that at some time during the same year the emperor ordered the death of his own wife as well, and the two cases must be considered together. That Crispus and Fausta plotted treason is reported by Gregory of Tours, but not very believable. We must resolutely reject the claim of Zosimus that it was Constantine's sense of guilt over these deeds which caused him to accept Christianity, as it alone promised him forgiveness for his sins. A similar claim had already been made by Julian the Apostate. We must also, I think, reject the suggestion of Guthrie that the emperor acted in the interest of "dynastic legitimacy," that is, that he removed his illegitimate first-born son in order to secure the succession for his three legitimate younger sons. But Crispus must have committed, or at least must have been suspected of having committed, some especially shocking offense to earn him a sentence of death from his own father. He also suffered damnatio memoriae, his honor was never restored, and history has not recorded the fate of his wife and his child (or children).

Copyright (C) 1997, Hans A. Pohlsander. Published on De Imperatoribus Romanis;An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors and their Families:
http://www.roman-emperors.org/crispus.htm


What If?

St. Nectarios, in his book, The Ecumenical Synods, writes "Hellenism spread by Alexander paved the way for Christianity by Emperor Constantine the Great."

Constantine's upward gaze on his "Eyes to Heaven" coins recall the coin portraits of Alexander the Great (namely coins struck by the Diodochi), which served as prototypes for the divine ruler portraiture of much of the Hellenistic age. The diadem, of which this is the most elaborate type, was adopted by Constantine and the members of his house as a new symbol of sovereignty.

In the Greek Orthodox Church, Constantine the Great is revered as a Saint.

Is it just possible? Constantine, knowing what happened (or thinking that he does) to Phillip II of Macedon—assassinated on the eve of his greatness, in a plot that most likely involved his wife—and possibly his son. . . isn’t it just possible that Constantine is growing obsessively jealous of his ever more successful and adulated son? Imagine the Constantine who has proven time and again (think: Licinius) that he is a completely self-serving liar and a murderer, decides to murder again? Why "must we resolutely reject the claim of Zosimus that it was Constantine's sense of guilt over these deeds which caused him to accept Christianity, as it alone promised him forgiveness for his sins [?] (see: above). A similar claim had already been made by Julian the [Philosopher]."

Perhaps it is time to cease being apologists for the sometime megalomaniacal Constantine. As Michael Grant notes, "It is a mocking travesty of justice to call such a murderer Constantine the Great . . ." (Grant, Michael. The Emperor Constantine. London: Phoenix Press, 1998. 226).


Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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1405t, Constans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D. (Thessalonica )39 viewsConstans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D., Bronze AE 3, unattributed; Thessalonica mint, 2.25g, 18.9mm, 0; aVF.

Flavius Julius Constans, third and youngest son of Constantine I and Fausta, was born between 320 and 323 A.D. Primary sources for the life and reign of Constans I are scarce. To reconstruct his life and career, one must draw on a variety of references in both fourth century and later works. Raised as a Christian, he was made a Caesar on 25 December 333 A.D. Constans I and his two brothers, after the death of their father on 22 May 337 and the subsequent "massacre of the princes" in which many other relatives were purged, met in the first part of September 337 in Pannonia to re-divide the empire among themselves. There they were acclaimed Augusti by the army. Constans' new realm included Italy, Africa, Illyricum, Macedonia, and Achaea. Shortly before his father's death, Constans' engagement to Olympias, the daughter of the Praetorian Prefect Ablabius, was announced; although the match was never solemnized because of political reasons.

It would appear that Constans was successful in the military sphere. Following his accession to the purple in 337, he seems to have won a victory over the Sarmatians. In 340 Constans was able to beat back an attempt by his brother Constantine II to seize some of his realm. The latter died in a battle fought near Aquileia and Constans absorbed his late brother's territory. In 341 and 342 he conducted a successful campaign against the Franci. He also visited Britain in 343, probably on a military campaign.

As an emperor Constans gets mixed reviews. In what may be a topos, sources suggest that the first part of his reign was moderate but in later years, however, he became overbearing. The emperor apparently attempted to obtain as much money as he could from his subjects and sold government posts to the highest bidder. His favorites were allowed to oppress his subjects. Sources also condemn his homosexuality. He did have some military success and, in addition to other military threats, he had to deal with Donatist-related bandits in North Africa.

Like his father Constantine I and his brother Constantius II, Constans had a deep interest in Christianity. Together with Constantius II he issued (or perhaps re-issued) a ban against pagan sacrifice in 341. The next year, they cautioned against the destruction of pagan temples. Unlike his brother Constantius II, who supported the Arian faction, he stood shoulder to shoulder with Athanasius and other members of the Orthodox clique. In fact, it is due to his request that the Council of Serdica was called to deal with the ecclesiastical squabble between Athanasius of Alexandria and Paul of Constantinople on one side and the Arian faction on the other.

When Magnentius was declared emperor in Gaul during January 350, Constans realized his reign was at an end. When he learned of the revolt, he fled toward Helena, a town in the Pyrenees. Constans was put to death by Gaeso and a band of Magnentius' assassins, who dragged their victim from a temple in which he had sought refuge.

By Michael DiMaio, Jr., Salve Regina University and Robert Frakes, Clarion University.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 049, -/-//TSA, No legend, Eight-pointed Star within laurel wreath, R4!!!181 views141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 049, -/-//TSA, No legend, Eight-pointed Star within laurel wreath, R4!!!
avers:- FAVSTA-NF, 13, E10, Draped, bust right .
revers:- No legend,Eight-pointed Star within laurel wreath.
exergo: -/-//TSA, diameter: 19mm, weight: 2,79g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 318-19 A.D.,ref: RIC-VII-049, p-504, R4!!!,
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141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 161, -/-//SMTSA, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, R3!!!, #189 views141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 161, -/-//SMTSA, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, R3!!!, #1
avers:- FLAV-MAX-FAVSTA-AVG, 13, A6, Draped bust right, with necklace.
revers:- SPES-REIP-VBLICAE, Spes standing left, holding baby in each arm.
exergo: -/-//SMTSA, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,35g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 326-28 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-161, p-519, R3 !!!,
Q-001
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141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 161, -/-//SMTSB, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, R3!!!, #178 views141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 161, -/-//SMTSB, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, R3!!!, #1
avers:- FLAV-MAX-FAVSTA-AVG, 13, A6, Draped bust right, with necklace.
revers:- SPES-REIP-VBLICAE, Spes standing left, holding baby in each arm.
exergo: -/-//SMTSB, diameter: 20mm, weight: 3,21g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 326-28 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-161, p-513, R3 !!!,
Q-001
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141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 161, -/-//SMTSB, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, R3!!!, #2160 views141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 161, -/-//SMTSB, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, R3!!!, #2
avers:- FLAV-MAX-FAVSTA-AVG, 13, A6, Draped bust right, with necklace.
revers:- SPES-REIP-VBLICAE, Spes standing left, holding baby in each arm.
exergo: -/-//SMTSB, diameter: 19mm, weight: 2,95g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 326-28 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-161, p-513, R3 !!!,
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141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 162, -/-//SMTSA, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, R4!!!320 views141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Thessalonica, RIC VII 162, -/-//SMTSA, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, R4!!!
avers:- FLAV-MAX-FAVSTA-AVG, 13, E10, Diademed, Mantled, bust right with two-row necklace.
revers:- SPES-REIP-VBLICAE, Spes standing left, holding baby in each arm.
exergo: -/-//SMTSA, diameter: 19-21 mm, weight: 3,05g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 326-28 A.D.,ref: RIC-VII-162, p-519, R4!!!,
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, (var???), AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•Δ•, VOT•V•/MVLT X•/•/ CAESS, Very Rare, this officina NOT in RIC !!!101 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, (var???), AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•Δ•, VOT•V•/MVLT X•/•/ CAESS, Very Rare, this officina NOT in RIC !!!
Crispus (317-326 A.D.) AE-3-Follis, silvered, RIC has no exact match for this coin. Shares obverse legend of #37 and bust type of #38
avers: DN-FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: VOT•V•/MVLT X•/•/ CAESS, Wreath, legend within.
exe: -/-//TS•Δ•, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,54g, axis:11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 317-318 A.D., ref: RIC-36-37-38 variation, RIC-36v-not-listed-Delta-off.-p504-4th.-off.,
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT V /MVLT X/•/CAESS, #184 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT V /MVLT X/•/CAESS, #1
avers:- DN-FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VOT V /MVLT X/•/CAESS, Wreath, legend within.
exe: -/-//TS•E•, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight: 2,87g, axis:6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 317-318 A.D., ref: RIC-36, p504,
Q-001
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT•V•/MVLT X•/CAESS, #186 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT•V•/MVLT X•/CAESS, #1
avers:- DN-FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VOT•V•/MVLT X•/CAESS, Wreath, legend within.
exe: -/-//TS•E•, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,32g, axis:6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 317-318 A.D., ref: RIC-36, p504,
Q-001
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 038, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT•V•/MVLT•X•/CAESS, Rare!, #183 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 038, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•E•, VOT•V•/MVLT•X•/CAESS, Rare!, #1
avers: CRISPVS-NOBILISS-CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: VOT•V•/MVLT•X•/CAESS, Wreath, legend within.
exe: -/-//TS•E•, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 3,62g, axis:0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 318 A.D., ref: RIC-38, p504, Rare ! (R3),
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 091, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS-Δ-VI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/V, Rare (R4)!!!80 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 091, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS-Δ-VI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/V, Rare (R4)!!!
avers:- CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, 5, B4l., Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
revers:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, arround VOT/V.
exergo: -/-//TSΔVI, diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 2,49g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 320-321 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-091, p-509, Rare (R4)!!!
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 113, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSΔVI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/ V, R4!!!80 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 113, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSΔVI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/ V, R4!!!
avers:- FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, 5,B4.l., Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
revers:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, Wreath VOT/ V with in.
exergo: -/-//TSΔVI, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-113, p-512, 4th.off., R4!!!
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 125, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS-Δ-VI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X, in wreath, 81 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 125, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS-Δ-VI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X, in wreath,
avers:- FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, 5b, B4l., Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
revers:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, Wreath VOT/•/ X with in, dot in badge at the top.
exergo: -/-//TSΔVI, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 320-321 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-125, p-512,
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 155, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMTSΓ, PROVIDENTIAE CAES S, Campgate, Scarce! #189 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 155, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMTSΓ, PROVIDENTIAE CAES S, Campgate, Scarce! #1
avers: IVL CRISPVS NOB C, Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: PROVIDEN TIAE CAES S, Campgate with two turrets and star above. Closed doors, six rows of bricks.
exergue: -/-//SMTSΓ, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 326 A.D., ref: RIC VII 155, Sear 16803, Scarce!
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145 Constantinus II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 157, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMTSΔ, PROVIDENTIAE CAES S, Campgate, two turrets, #161 views145 Constantinus II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 157, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMTSΔ, PROVIDENTIAE CAES S, Campgate, two turrets, #1
avers: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
reverse: PROVIDEN TIAE CAES S, Campgate, two turrets, no doors, star above 6th. levels of stone layers.
exergue: -/-//SMTSΔ, diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 3,28g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 326-328 A.D., ref: RIC VII 157, p-519,
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145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 128, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSBVI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X in wreath, #180 views145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 128, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSBVI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X in wreath, #1
avers:- CONSTANTINVS-IVN-NOB-C, 7, B4l., Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
rever:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X in wreath.
exergo: -/-//TSBVI, diameter: 17-19 mm, weight: 2,72g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 324 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-128-p-513, c3,
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145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 128, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSBVI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X in wreath, #283 views145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 128, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSBVI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X in wreath, #2
avers:- CONSTANTINVS-IVN-NOB-C, 7, B4l., Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
rever:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X in wreath.
exergo: -/-// TSB-VI, diameter: 18,5-19 mm, weight: 3,40g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 324 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-128-p-513, c3,
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145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 199, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMTSB, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with two standards, R1!111 views145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 199, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMTSB, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with two standards, R1!
avers:- CONSTANTINVS-IVN-NOB-C-7-B5, Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLORI-A-EXER-CITVS, Two soldiers standing either side of two standards.
exe: -/-//SMTSB, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 2,72g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 335-336 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-199-p-526, R1!
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146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 116, -/-//TSB*, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Falling horseman,74 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 116, -/-//TSB*, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Falling horseman,
avers:- DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG, (Cn8, G3R), Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding globe in right hand.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-RE-PAR-ATIO, Helmeted soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, forwards, on hands and knees.
exergo: -/-//TSB*, diameter: 22-25mm, weight: 5,59g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 348-350 A.D.,ref: RIC-VIII-116-p-412,
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146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 118, -/-//TESΓ, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier leading captive from hut, #186 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 118, -/-//TESΓ, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier leading captive from hut, #1
avers:- DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG, Cn8, G3L, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPAR-ATIO, Constans advancing right, dragging barbarian from hut under tree.
exergo: -/-//TESΓ, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,85g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 348-350 A.D., Ref: RIC-VIII-118-p412,
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146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 122, A/-//--; A/-//TSA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley,69 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 122, A/-//--; A/-//TSA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley,
avers:- DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the neck.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPAR-ATIO, Emperor military dress stage left on galley, holding victory with wreath and palm on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship. "A" on the left star in the right fields.
exe: A/-//--; A/-//TSA, diameter: 23,5 mm, weight: 4,57 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 348-350 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-122, p-,
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 133, AE-2 Follis, A/-//-, B/*//•TSЄ•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, #2126 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 133, AE-2 Follis, A/-//-, B/*//•TSЄ•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, #2
avers:- D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, (Cs1,D3,) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the bust.
rever:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on the banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship.
exergo: A/-//-, B/*//•TSЄ•, diameter: 21,6-23mm, weight: 5,12g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 354-355 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-133, p-414,
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 133, AE-2 Follis, A/-//-, B/*//•TSA•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, #179 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 133, AE-2 Follis, A/-//-, B/*//•TSA•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, #1
avers:- D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, (Cs1,D3,) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the bust.
rever:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on the banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship.
exergo: A/-//-, B/*//•TSA•, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 354-355 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-133, p-414,
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 163, AR-Siliqua, -/-//TES, VOTIS/XXX/MVLTIS/XXXX, in four lines within wreath, Rare!106 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 163, AR-Siliqua, -/-//TES, VOTIS/XXX/MVLTIS/XXXX, in four lines within wreath, Rare!
avers:- D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed head right.
rever:- VOTIS/XXX/MVLTIS/XXXX, in four lines within wreath.
exergo: -/-//TES, diameter: 19,5-20mm, weight: 3,03g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-163, p-205, Rare!
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 172, AE-2 Follis, Γ/*//*TSB*, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor and captive, #1122 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 172, AE-2 Follis, Γ/*//*TSB*, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor and captive, #1
avers: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, (Cs1,D3,) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP RE PARATIO, Emperor in military dress advancing left, treading on captive (Phrygian helmet), holding Victory on a globe and a chi-rho standard, Γ left, star right.
exergue: Γ/*//*TSB*, diameter: 21,6-23mm, weight: 5,12g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 350-355 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 172, p-418, LRBC #1671,
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 189, AE-3 Follis, A/-//SMTS, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, Error-coin !!116 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 189, AE-3 Follis, A/-//SMTS, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, Error-coin !!
avers:- D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rever:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy horseman who wears Phrygian helmet and is reaching backwards; shield on ground to right .
exergo: A/-//SMTS, diameter: 17,0-19,0mm, weight: 2,77g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: RIC VIII Thessalonica 189., p-419,
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 189, AE-3 Follis, A/-//SMTS, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, Error-coin !!85 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 189, AE-3 Follis, A/-//SMTS, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, Error-coin !!
avers:- D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rever:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy horseman who wears Phrygian helmet and is reaching backwards; shield on ground to right .
exergo: A/-//SMTS, diameter: 17,0-19,0mm, weight: 2,77g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: RIC VIII Thessalonica 189., p-419,
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 215, AE-3 Follis, */-//SMTSB, SPES REI PVBLICE, Constantius in military dress standing left, #188 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 215, AE-3 Follis, */-//SMTSB, SPES REI PVBLICE, Constantius in military dress standing left, #1
avers:- D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rever:- SPES REI PVBLICE, Constantius in military dress standing left holding spear and globe.
exergo: */-//SMTSB, diameter: 15,0-16,0mm, weight: 2,22g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 355-361 A.D., ref: RIC VIII Thessalonica 215., p-422,
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151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 131, AE-2 Follis, -/-//--; A/B//•TSA•, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor with two standard, Scarce !70 views151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 131, AE-2 Follis, -/-//--; A/B//•TSA•, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor with two standard, Scarce !
avers:- D N VETRAN IO P F AVG, Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- CONCORDIA MILITVM, A left field, B right field, Vetranio standing, facing, holding labarum in each hand; star above.
exerg: -/-//--; A/B//•TSA•, diameter: 23-24mm, weight: 3,76g
mint: Thessalonica, date: 350 A.D., ref: RIC VIII-131, p-414 (V2,D3,C), S!
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151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 135, AE-2 Follis, -/-//--; A/Δ//•TSA•, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor with two standard, R2 !296 views151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 135, AE-2 Follis, -/-//--; A/Δ//•TSA•, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor with two standard, R2 !
avers:- D N VETRAN IO P F AVG, Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- CONCORDIA MILITVM, A left field, Delta right field, Vetranio standing, facing, holding labarum in each hand; star above.
exerg: -/-//--; A/Δ//•TSA•, diameter: 23.24mm, weight: 4,58g
mint: Thessalonica, date: 350 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 135 (V2,D3,C), R2!
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Julianus-II__AE-1-28_DN-FL-CL-IVLI-ANVS-PF-AVG_SECVRITAS-REIPVB_palm-TES-A-palm_Thessalonica-360-63_RIC-216_Q-002b_0_00g-s.jpg
153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 225, AE-1, -/-//palmTESApalm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, R!, #165 views153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 225, AE-1, -/-//palmTESApalm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, R!, #1
avers: D N FL CL IVLI ANVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above.
exergue: -/-//palmTESApalm, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 360-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-225, R!
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153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 226, AE-1, -/-//palm*TESΓ•palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Scarce, #165 views153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 226, AE-1, -/-//palm*TESΓ•palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Scarce, #1
avers: D N FL CL IVLI ANVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above.
exergue: -/-//palm*TESΓ•palm, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 361-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-226, Scarce !,
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153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 226, AE-1, -/-//palm*TESΓ•palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Scarce, #2163 views153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 226, AE-1, -/-//palm*TESΓ•palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Scarce, #2
avers: D N FL CL IVLI ANVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above.
exergue: -/-//palm*TESΓ•palm, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 361-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-226, Scarce !,
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153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 226, AE-1, -/-//palm*TESB•palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Scarce, #1136 views153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 226, AE-1, -/-//palm*TESB•palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Scarce, #1
avers: D N FL CL IVLI ANVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above.
exergue: -/-//palm* TESB•palm, diameter: 26,5-27,0 mm, weight: 8,55g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 361-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-226, Scarce !,
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153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII Not in !, AE-1, -/-//palm•TESΓ•palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Rare! #175 views153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII Not in !, AE-1, -/-//palm•TESΓ•palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Rare! #1
avers: D N FL CL IVLI ANVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above.
exergue: -/-//palm•TESΓ•palm, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 361-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII Not in, Rare!,
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153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII Not in !, AE-1, -/-//palm•TESBpalm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Rare! #162 views153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII Not in !, AE-1, -/-//palm•TESBpalm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Rare! #1
avers: D N FL CL IVLI ANVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above.
exergue: -/-//palm•TESBpalm, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 361-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII Not in, Rare!,
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154 Jovianus (363-364 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VIII 234, AE-1, VICTORIA ROMANORVM, -/-//TESΓ, Jovian standing front, Scarce ! #1209 views154 Jovianus (363-364 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VIII 234, AE-1, VICTORIA ROMANORVM, -/-//TESΓ, Jovian standing front, Scarce ! #1
avers:- D N IOVIA NVS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: VICTORIA ROMANORVM, Jovian standing front, head right, holding Victory and labarum.
exergo: -/-//TESΓ, diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 6,32g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 363-64 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 234, p-, Scarce !
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155 - Licinius - RIC VI Thessalonica 06092 viewsObv:– IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre, Victory on globe in right hand; eagle with wreath to left
Minted in Thessalonica (.TS.A. in exe)
References:– RIC VI Thessalonica 60 (Common)
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159 Valentinianus II. (375-392 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 062a.2, AE-4 Follis, A/-//TES, GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets, #185 views159 Valentinianus II. (375-392 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 062a.2, AE-4 Follis, A/-//TES, GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets, #1
avers: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: GLORIA REI PVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets, A in the left field.
exergue: A/-//TES, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 384-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 062a.2, p-188,
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159 Valentinianus II. (375-392 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 065a-1, Chi(Cross)-Rho/-//TESA, AE-2 Follis, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing right, Scarce !,#168 views159 Valentinianus II. (375-392 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 065a-1, Chi(Cross)-Rho/-//TESA, AE-2 Follis, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing right, Scarce !,#1
avers:- D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing right, dragging captive (leaning) and carrying trophy on shoulder, Chi(Cross)-Rho in the left field.
exergo: Chi(Cross)-Rho/-//TESA, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 388-392 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-65a1, p-188, Scarce !,
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VII Thessalonica 153 10 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows blocks.
Minted in Thessalonica. • in right field, SMTSE in exe.
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 153
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Thessalonica 0329 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– VOT XX MVLT XXX, within wreath
Minted in Thessalonica. TS•Γ• in exe.
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 31
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Thessalonica 123 (Γ)43 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate bust right
Rev:– DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, Wreath with VOT / • / XX
Minted in Thessalonica, TSΓVI in exe
Reference:– RIC 123
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Thessalonica 123 (Γ)19 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate bust right
Rev:– DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, Wreath with VOT / • / XX
Minted in Thessalonica, TSΓVI in exe
Reference:– RIC 123
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Thessalonica 123 (A)22 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate Constantine I facing right
Rev:– DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT XX in wreath
Minted in Thessalonica, TSAVI in exe. A.D. 324
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 123
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Thessalonica 123 (E)33 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT XX, within wreath
Minted in Thessalonica. TSΕVI in exe. A.D. 324
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 123 E (R2)
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Thessalonica 15332 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows blocks.
Minted in Thessalonica. • in right field, SMTSB in exe.
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 153
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Thessalonica 153 (Γ)36 viewsObv:– CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows blocks, pellet in right field.
Minted in Thessalonica. • in right field, SMTSΓ in exe.
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 153
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Thessalonica 153 (A)34 viewsObv:– CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, Camp-gate, two turrets, one star, with 7 rows of bricks, top row with dots
Minted in Thessalonica. • in right field, SMTSA in exe.
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 153
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Thessalonica 424 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F INV AVG, Laureate bust right
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on scepter, Victory on globe in right hand, eagle with wreath at feet to the left
Minted in Thessalonica (//•TS•A•), November A.D. 316 – March A.D. 317
Reference:– RIC Thessalonica 4 (R3)
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160 Theodosius I. (379-395 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 062b.1.3, AE-4, Δ/-//TES, GLORIA REIPVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, #1269 views160 Theodosius I. (379-395 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 062b.1.3, AE-4, Δ/-//TES, GLORIA REIPVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, #1
avers: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: GLORIA REIPVBLICE, Campgate, 2 turrets, 5 layers, no doors, Δ in left field, mintmark TES in ex.
exergue: Δ/-//TES, diameter: 12,5mm, weight: 1,56g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 383-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 062b.1.3,
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Thessalonica 18745 viewsObv:– VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma left
Rev:– –, She wolf feeding Romulus and Remus, two stars above
Minted in Thessalonica. SMTSE in exe
Reference:– RIC Thessalonica 187
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161 - Commemorative - RIC Thessalonica 18846 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted and laureate Constantinopolis bust left
Rev:– –, Victory standing left on prow of a galley, holding transverse spear across her body and shield
Minted in Thessalonica. SMTSE in exe. A.D. 330 - 333
Reference:– RIC Thessalonica 188
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165 - Crispus - RIC VII Thessalonica 12136 viewsObv:– FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, Laureate, cuirassed, draped bust left
Rev:– CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, Wreath enclosing VOT X, dot in centre
Minted in Thessalonica. TSΔVI in exe. A.D. 324
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 121 (C1)
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165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 059c1, AE-3, -/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, Christogram (ChiRho) above, Scarce, #1115 views165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 059c1, AE-3, -/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, Christogram (ChiRho) above, Scarce, #1
avers: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed bust left, in imperial mantle, holding mappa and sceptre. (C)
reverse: GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, closed gate, 6 layers of stone, Christogram (ChiRho) above.
exergue: -/-//TES, diameter: 16,5-17,0 mm, weight: 1.69g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 383-388 A.D., ref: RIC IX 059c1, p-,
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165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 062c, AE-4, Γ/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, #1155 views165 Arcadius (384-408 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC IX 062c, AE-4, Γ/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, #1
avers: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets, closed gate, 6 layers of stone.
exergue: Γ/-//TES, diameter: 12 mm, weight: 1.15g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 383-388A.D., ref: RIC IX 062c, p-,
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167. Licinius II (317-324 A.D.)13 viewsAv.: LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES
Rv.: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
Centre: VOT – V (into wreath)
Ex.: TS epsilon VI

AE Follis Ø18 / 2.9g (320 A.D.)
RIC VII 107 Thessalonica
RIC Rarity rating R3!
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168 - Constantine II - Follis - RIC VII Ticinum 16717 viewsAE3
Obv:– CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES, Laureate, draped amd cuirassed bust right
Rev:– CLARITAS REIPVBLICAE, Sol standing left, right hand raised, holding globe in left with cloak draped over left shoulder
Minted in Thessalonica (//.TSB.).
Reference:– RIC VII Thessalonica 23 (R2)
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 116 41 viewsAE2
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, holding globe in right hand
Rev:- FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing bare headed horseman left, holding neck of horse with both hands
Minted in Thessalonica, (// TSA*), A.D. 348-350.
Reference:– RIC VIII Thessalonica 116
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 11828 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs.
Minted in Thessalonica; (//TESB), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Thessalonica 118; LRBC 1636
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 11835 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs.
Minted in Thessalonica; (//TESD), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Thessalonica 118
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 11720 viewsAE2
Obv:– CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier advancing right, head left, holding spear and leading small figure from hut beneath tree
Minted in Thessalonica; (//TESE).
Reference:– RIC VIII Thessalonica 117 (S)

2.75 gms. 21.51 mm. 180 degrees.
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 12922 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is seated on the ground reaching towards emperor (type FH1).
Minted in Thessalonica (A | _ //TSD).
Reference:- RIC VIII Thessalonica 129 (S)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 133 24 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, in a galley; Victory on a globe in right hand and holding labarum in left hand; Victory at the tiller of the galley right
Minted in Thessalonica (B | * //Dot TS? Dot). 1st March - 25th December 350 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Thessalonica 133 (S)
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 17817 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– Emperor in military dress standing left, holding Victory on globe and a labarum, spurning a seated captive with his right foot.
Minted in Thessalonica (G | * //star TSA dot).
Reference:- RIC VIII Thessalonica 178
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 17813 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– Emperor in military dress standing left, holding Victory on globe and a labarum, spurning a seated captive with his right foot.
Minted in Thessalonica (G | * //star TSA dot).
Reference:- RIC VIII Thessalonica 178
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 18917 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is reaching back towards the emperor
Minted in Thessalonica (G | _ //SMTS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Thessalonica 189 (C3)
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 114 var 24 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Helmeted soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, slumped forwards on ground on hands and knees.
Minted in Thessalonica (// TSG star). 348-350 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Thessalonica 114 var (unlisted officina, 114 is scarce)

2.05 gms. 19.12 mm. 180 degrees.
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 180 23 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor,
Minted in Thessalonica (//TSA).
Reference:– RIC VIII Thessalonica 180 (C2)
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174 Zeno ( 476-491 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC X 958, -/-//THS(?), AE-4, Monogram (type:1) in wreath, #1, R!,110 views174 Zeno ( 476-491 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC X 958, -/-//THS(?), AE-4, Monogram (type:1) in wreath, #1, R!,
avers:- (Legend ???), Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Monogram (type:1) in wreath,
exe: -/-//THS(?), diameter: 9,5mm, weight: 0,99g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica , date: A.D., ref: RIC X 958, p-314,
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 19033 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP - REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards the emperor
Minted in Thessalonica (E | _ // SMTS),
Reference:– RIC VIII Thessalonica 190 (C).

A harshly cleaned gap filler,
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176 - Julian II - AE3 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 21218 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CL IVLIANVS NOB CAES, Bare headed draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spears a horseman on left, clutching the neck of the horse
Minted in Thessalonica (M | _ // SMTSE)
Reference(s) – RIC VIII Thessalonica 212 (S)
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17c. Constantine: Thessalonica.17 viewsAE3, 318 - 319, Thessalonica mint.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG / Laureate bust of Constantine.
Reverse: VOT XX MVLT XXX in wreath.
Mint mark: TS . Δ .
3.17 gm., 19 mm.
RIC #31; PBCC #885; Sear unlisted.
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DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearinf fallen horseman, Not helmet, hair tied back, forwards, clutching
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Thessalonica 115 var (hairstyle)
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1919 ALEXIUS PB TETARTERON S-Unlisted DOC 37 CLBC 2.5.1 49 viewsOBV Full length figures of John II beardless on r., and st Demetrius, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic , breastplate, and saigon; holds sword, point resting on ground, in r. hand.

REV Full length figures of Alexius on l. and of Irene, holding between them cross on long shaft. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type.

Size 18 mm

Weight 6.31 gm

These lead Tetarteron are coronation issues of John II and believed to be the origin of the series of tetartera. Thessalonica Mint

DOC lists 6 examples with weights running from3.33 gm to 6.16 gm and sizes from 17mm to 19mm

My first example that I am able to get good photographs from, most are white lead very difficult to photograph, this example also has much more detail than normal.
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1919a ALEXIUS PB TETARTERON S-Unlisted DOC 37 CLBC 2.5.1 57 views
OBV Full length figures of John II beardless on r., and st Demetrius, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic , breastplate, and saigon; holds sword, point resting on ground, in r. hand.

REV Full length figures of Alexius on l. and of Irene, holding between them cross on long shaft. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type.

Size 16.57

Weight 2.8gm

These lead Tetarteron are coronation issues of John II and believed to be the origin of the series of tetartera. Thessalonica Mint

DOC lists 6 examples with weights running from3.33 gm to 6.16 gm and sizes from 17mm to 19mm

Another beautiful example, much lighter.
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1919b ALEXIUS PB TETARTERON S-Unlisted DOC 37 CLBC 2.5.1 36 viewsOBV Full length figures of John II beardless on r., and st Demetrius, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic , breastplate, and saigon; holds sword, point resting on ground, in r. hand.

REV Full length figures of Alexius on l. and of Irene, holding between them cross on long shaft. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type.

Size 17.49mm

Weight 4.4gm

These lead Tetarteron are coronation issues of John II and believed to be the origin of the series of tetartera. Thessalonica Mint

DOC lists 6 examples with weights running from3.33 gm to 6.16 gm and sizes from 17mm to 19mm

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1919b ALEXIUS PB TETARTERON S-Unlisted DOC 42 CLBC 2.5.1 46 views
OBV Bust of Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels( open) in l. hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbate cross.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of a traditional type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. Cr.

Size 17.19

Weight 3.7

These lead Tetarteron are coronation issues of John II and believed to be the origin of the series of tetartera. Thessalonica Mint

DOC lists 12 examples with weights from 3.17gm to 7.07
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1920 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 46 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital

Size 16.55mm

Weight 4.4gm

All around very nice coin, I would consider the rarity for this coin 3/5

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm

CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
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1920 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 29 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital

Size 19.56mm

Weight 3.8gm

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm

CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
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1920a ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 63 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital

Size 18mm

Weight 3.8gm

This coin has an excellent portrait of Christ, I would grade the coin EF/F

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm
CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
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1920B ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 104225 views
OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 18/21mm

Weight 3.5gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital.
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1920C ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 22 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 17/16mm

Weight 3.9 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital.

This particular coin grades as aF/aVF , this has the most interesting portrait of Alexius, seems to be much older in age than other examples.

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm
CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
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1921 ALEXIUS Metropolitan TETARTERON S-1921 Doc 34 CLBC 2.4.2 Grierson 1043 27 views
Bust of Christ, bearded with cross behind head, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels in l. hand. UU in fields of cross.

Rev Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand jeweled scepter and in l, gl. cr.

Size 18mm

Weight 3.5gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC catalog lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 1.6gm to 3.49gm and size is universal at 18mm

All of the Constantinople coins are uncommon but this one appears very rarely, I would mark its rarity 4/5 This example has a very dark patina in hand, I lightened this pic for a better view of the details. This is one of the most difficult of Alexius coins to obtain.
Simon
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1921c ALEXIUS Metropolitan TETARTERON S-1921 Doc 34 CLBC 2.4.2 Grierson 1043 20 viewsBust of Christ, bearded with cross behind head, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels in l. hand. UU in fields of cross.

Rev Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand jeweled scepter and in l, gl. cr.

Size 15.63mm

Weight 4.0gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC catalog lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 1.6gm to 3.49gm and size is universal at 18mm

This is one of the most difficult of Alexius coins to obtain. This is only the third example I have seen in twenty years, not in great condition but is a great rarity.
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1922 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.3 54 views
OBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand.

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 16.6mm

Weight 3.0 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC catalog lists 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.95gm to 3.72 and size from 16mm to 20mm
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1922A ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.3 40 viewsOBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand.

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 14/16mm

Weight 2.9gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC catalog lists 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.95gm to 3.72 and size from 16mm to 20mm
Simon
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1922B ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.3 18 viewsOBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand.

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 14/12mm

Weight 3.6 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

This is a thick square coin, very unusual beveled edges.
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1922C ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1922 DOC 35 CLBC 2.4.3 19 viewsOBV Christ Bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on a throne without back; holds gospel in l. hand. ( This is what it should be , coin is a brokerage of sorts.)

REV: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Size 15/16mm

Weight 4.00gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

This coin was attributed by rev alone, it is the only possible match for Alexius and it is clearly by inscription, his rule.

DOC catalog lists 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.95gm to 3.72 and size from 16mm to 20mm
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1923 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1923 DOC 36 CLBC 2.4.437 viewsOBV Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction holds Gospels in l.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. gl.cr.

Size 17.48mm

Weight 4.8

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC Catalog lists 4 examples with weights fairly consistent from 3.49 gm. to 3.99gm and size from 16mm to 18mm.
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1923 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1923 DOC 36 CLBC 2.4.4 41 viewsOBV Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction holds Gospels in l.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. gl.cr.

Size 15.64mm

Weight 4.6

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC Catalog lists 4 examples with weights fairly consistent from 3.49 gm. to 3.99gm and size from 16mm to 18mm. My example is running heavy at 4.6gm
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1929 ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 19 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18/20mm

Weight 4.2

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm

My example has more detail than normally seen, most of these coins have no faces recognizable on either side.
Simon
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1929A ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 15 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.
REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.5/21mm

Weight 3.3

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
Simon
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1929B ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 18 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19/22mm

Weight 2.2gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
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1929E ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 25 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.
REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18/20mm

Weight 3.5

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
Simon
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1929g ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 47 views
OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.11mm

Weight 2.6gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm

My nicest example. Very Fine
Simon
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1929h ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 36 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 21.97mm

Weight 2.9gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
Simon
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1929k ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 56 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.99mm

Weight 4.8 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
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1929L ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 62 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.00mm

Weight 2.66gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
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1930 ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 49 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 20.10

Weight 2.8gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m

It is difficult to find a clean strike of this issue. This one is unusually clean. They way to differ this coin from Manuel's version is the position of Alexius arm on the labrum.
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1930 ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 58 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 22.75

Weight 3.6mm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m

This coin has been clearly overstruck over an earlier follis. DOC also notes 3 out the five examples are also overstruck. I believe this issue was created quickly when a shortage of the new coinage occurred. It is difficult to find a clean strike of this
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1930A ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 35 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18mm

Weight 3.5 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m

This is considered to be very nice condition for this type of coin, normally they appear overstruck or just messy, this one I had almost confused with a Manuel S-1970 but the key of these coins is the position of Alexius right arm being raised, the Manuel has the emperors r. arm in a lower position.
Simon
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1930B ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 20 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 20/21mm

Weight 1.9gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

This coin is a mangled mess overstruck and made quickly.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m
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1930c ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 18 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 21.58mm

Weight 2.8gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m

It is difficult to find a clean strike of this issue.
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1931 ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 58 viewsOBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18/21mm

Weight 3.3gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm

I have another example in my collection that has a weight of 6.2 gm and 25mm
Simon
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1931 ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 26 viewsOBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger. Complete Inscription

Size 19mm

Weight 3.08

This is a Thessalonica minted coin.

DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm

Simon
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1931A ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 19 views
OBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 23/20mm

Weight 5.2gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm

I have another example in my collection that has a weight of 6.2 gm and 25mm This coin is its brother being purchased from the same dealer at the same auction.
Simon
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1931B ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 SBCV-1910???49 viewsOBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 25/22mm

Weight 3.2gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm

This example is more than likely the coin listed as S-1910 , Sear 1931 struck over a Class I or Class K anonymous follis. Hendys ( S-1910) lists at 2.96gm around 23mm
Simon
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1931C ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 23 viewsOBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 23/25mm

Weight 6.2

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm

This is the heaviest example noted, at 6.2 gm
Simon
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1931D ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 24 viewsOBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18/20mm

Weight 3.2 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm

This coin is a very pleasing example grading VF/F

I have another example in my collection that has a weight of 6.2 gm and 25mm
Simon
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1931E ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 27 viewsOBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 21/16 mm

Weight 2.6

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm

This is my smallest example, I love the green patina, it was one of my earliest acquisitions.
Simon
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1931x ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 42 viewsOBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.72mm

Weight 3.2 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 25 examples with weights running from1.09gm to 4.22gm and sizes ranging from 17mm to 23mm

This coin is a very pleasing example grading, the patina makes the photo.
Simon
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1932 ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1932 DOC 45 CLBC 2.4.8 21 viewsOBV Patriarchal cross on two steps.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros and in r. hand holding jeweled scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 15.81mm

Weight 2.0gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 42 examples with weights ranging from .59gm to 3.22gm and sizes ranging from 13mm to 18mm

I have many of these coins that very much vary in their design, I do not believe these coins came from one mint but many different mints. The cross design changes in many different ways. This is an easy coin to acquire, the trick is finding the nice ones and with a denomination so small little effort was put into minting perfect coins. This example has good relief on both sides but the Globus Cruciger is missing due to an imperfect strike. I believe this one by style alone to be minted in Thessalonica.
Simon
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1932A ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1932 DOC 45 CLBC 2.4.8 15 viewsOBV Patriarchal cross on two steps.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros and in r. hand holding jeweled scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 13mm

Weight 2.09gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 42 examples with weights ranging from .59gm to 3.22gm and sizes ranging from 13mm to 18mm

This is an easy coin to acquire, the trick is finding the nice ones and with a denomination so small little effort was put into minting perfect coins. This example has good relief on both sides , it is a thicker but smaller in size version, I believe this example to be from the Thessalonica mint.
Simon
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1932E ALEXIUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-1932 DOC 45 CLBC 2.4.8 19 viewsOBV Patriarchal cross on two steps.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros and in r. hand holding jeweled scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.5/14

Weight 1.6mm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 42 examples with weights ranging from .59gm to 3.22gm and sizes ranging from 13mm to 18mm

I have many of these coins that very much vary in their design, I do not believe these coins came from one mint but many different mints. The cross design changes in many different ways. This is an easy coin to acquire, the trick is finding the nice ones and with a denomination so small little effort was put into minting perfect coins

Again the cross on this coin was my main interest for the collection.
Simon
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1934XXX ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron S- Unlisted DOC 41 CLBC 2.4.11 12 views
OBV Monogram of Alexius.

REV Bust of Emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type holds in r. hand jeweled scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 16/18mm

Weight 2.3gm

This is believed to be a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. This example has now been published in BULLETIN du cercle d'etudeas Numismatiques VOL 52 Jan 2015 by Cedric Wolkow, three examples are shown. This one appears to be in the best condition.

DOC lists the above coin as the only example Weight 3.74gm and size at 17mm. Mine is considerably lighter.
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1945 JOHN II METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1 22 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 20.14mm

Weight 4.5.gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights from 2,79gm to 4.69gm and sizes ranging from 18mm to 22mm
Simon
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1945A JOHN II Metropolitan Tetarteron S-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1 20 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 17.87mm

Weight 4.3gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights from 2,79gm to 4.69gm and sizes ranging from 18mm to 22mm

Interesting example because of the ancient graffiti on Christ, also the OC of the obverse gives the impression Christ is seated, he is not
Simon
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1945B JOHN II Metropolitan Tetarteron S-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1 15 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 18/19mm

Weight 3.8gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights from 2,79gm to 4.69gm and sizes ranging from 18mm to 22mm

John IIs Metro tetartera are easy to come by, the do not have the same rarity as the other emperors metro issues. This one has been in my collection near the beginning , it grades as fine an evenly worn.
Simon
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1945C JOHN II METROPOLITIAN ( HALF?)TETARTERON S-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1 49 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 17mm

Weight 2.18 gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights from 2,79gm to 4.69gm and sizes ranging from 18mm to 22mm
Simon
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1946 JOHN II METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1946 DOC 13 CLBC 3.4.2 47 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand jeweled scepter and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 17.71mm

Weight 4.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 9 examples with weights from 2.97gm to 4.57gm and sizes from 17mm to 20mm

Beautiful unique coin design that no other emperor duplicated.
Simon
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1946 JOHN II METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1946 DOC 13 CLBC 3.4.2 27 views
OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand jeweled scepter and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 19mm

Weight 3.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 9 examples with weights from 2.97gm to 4.57gm and sizes from 17mm to 20mm
Simon
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1946a JOHN II METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1946 DOC 13 CLBC 3.4.222 views1946 JOHN II METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1946 DOC 13 CLBC 3.4.2

OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand jeweled scepter and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size

Weight

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 9 examples with weights from 2.97gm to 4.57gm and sizes from 17mm to 20mm

Very old example in my collection, would grade as only fine. These coins rarely come to market and when they do the design does not command a high price. Mary was the patron of Constantinople, she is seen in much of the coinage minted there.
Simon
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1947 JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 1 Thessalonica First Coinage SBCV-194716 views JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 1 Thessalonica First Coinage SBCV-1947
OBV Christ Bearded and Nimbate , wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon a throne without back: r. hand raised in benediction , holds gospels in l.

REV Half length figure of emperor on l. and of Virgin , holding between them Partriarcghal cross on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in r. hand. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion. Manus Dei in upeer left field.

Size 29mm

Weight 4.5gm

Thicker metal than Constantinople issue, very difficult to differentiate between the same issue from different mints.
Simon
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1951 JOHN II ASPRON TRACHY NOMISA IV DOC 8e Thessalonica SBCV-195121 viewsOBV IC XC in upper field.
Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back: , holds gospels in l. Single pellet at each end of cushion on throne.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. and of St. George, nimbate and beardless, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at the base of which a small globe. Emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; saint wears short military tunic, breastplate and sagion, Emperor and Saint hold between them labarum on a long shaft at the base of which a small globe.

Size 30.48mm

Weight 4.1gm

DOC lists 3 examples total with weights from 3.98gm to 4.12gm and sizes from 31 to 33 mm.
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1952 JOHN II BILLION TRACHY NOMISA IV DOC 11 Thessalonica SBCV-1952 23 viewsOBV MO OV in field
Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion , seated upon throne without back; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast

REV Full-Length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. anexikakia

Size 27.19mm

Weight 4.0gm

DOC lists 5 examples total with weights from 2.65gm to 4.46 gm and sizes from 27 to 28 mm.
Simon
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1953 JOHN II AE TETARTERON S-1953 DOC 14 CLBC 3.4.3 27 views
OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand jeweled scepter on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19/22mm

Weight 4.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC list 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.63gm to 4.19gm and sizes ranging from 19mm to 24mm

A personal favorite that has been in my collection for at least ten years. An ex Forum Coin.
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1953 JOHN II AE TETARTERON Thessalonica SBCV-1953 DOC IV 14 CLBC 3.4.3 14 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand jeweled scepter on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 22mm

Weight 4.1gm

DOC list 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.63gm to 4.19gm and sizes ranging from 19mm to 24mm

A personal favorite that has been in my collection for at least ten years. An ex Forum Coin.
Simon
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1953A JOHN II AE TETARTERON S-1953 DOC 14 CLBC 3.4.3 51 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand jeweled scepter on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17mm

Weight 3.8gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC list 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.63gm to 4.19gm and sizes ranging from 19mm to 24mm

This is a smaller flan example, still has the weight of a full Tetarteron but a smaller flan than most. The details on this coin give it a grade of VF , very pleasing example.
Simon
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1953B JOHN II AE Tetarteron S-1953 DOC 14 CLBC 3.4.3 22 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand jeweled scepter on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 21mm

Weight 6.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC list 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.63gm to 4.19gm and sizes ranging from 19mm to 24mm

This one is in the collection because of its heavy weight. I would grade it at VG/aF However this is the heaviest I have seen listed anywhere.
Simon
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1954 JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1954 DOC 16 CLBC 3.4.5 17 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. labrum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 15.59mm

Weight 2.2gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

This is a choice example easily grading EF/VF

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 1.16 gm. to 2.52 and sizes from 15mm to 19mm
Simon
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1954A JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1954 DOC 16 CLBC 3.4.5 54 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. labrum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.38mm

Weight 1.7mm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 1.16 gm. to 2.52 and sizes from 15mm to 19mm
Simon
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1954B JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1954 DOC 16 CLBC 3.4.553 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. labrum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.25mm

Weight 2.5gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today�s marketplace.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 1.16 gm. to 2.52 and sizes from 15mm to 19mm
Simon
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1954CV JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1954V DOC NL CLBC NL Hand Raised Variation 14 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. labrum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.
This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Size 19mm

Weight 2.6 gm

Several examples of this coin have been identified, the only variation is the R. hand is raised much higher than normal as if a blessing. I have seen enough examples of this coin with the variation for it to be an unlisted issue.
Simon
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1954DV JOHN II AE HALF TETARTERON S-1954V DOC NL CLBC NL 15 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. labrum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.
This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Size 16mm

Weight 1.9gm
This coin even though in poor condition is also an example of the Right arm raised .l. However it is of mixed consensus to this being a new variation
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1967 MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1967 DOC 14 CLBC 4.4.1 44 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll n in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. labarum on long shaft , and in l. Globus cruciger

Size 18/17mm

Weight 2.4gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

This is one of my two examples of this coin and would grade as only fine, few years back a small batch of these in beautiful condition were on ebay but I lacked the funding to add to my collection. To this day nice examples or any examples are rarely seen.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.63mm to 4.8mm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
Simon
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1967 MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1967 DOC 14 CLBC 4.4.1 18 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll n in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. labarum on long shaft , and in l. Globus cruciger

Size 19mm

Weight 3.54gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

My nicest example, Both Christ and Manuel are depicted as young men.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.63mm to 4.8mm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
Simon
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1967A MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1967 DOC 14 CLBC 4.4.1 49 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll n in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. labarum on long shaft , and in l. Globus cruciger

Size 17.97 mm

Weight 3.2 gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

Lightly nicer than my other example , the reverse would grade as aVF, the obv has an old collectors mark or museum mark on it.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.63mm to 4.8mm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
Simon
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1968 MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1968 DOC 15 CLBC 4.4.2 47 viewsOBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia

Size 16/20mm

Weight 3.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC lists 34 examples with weights from 2.32 to 4.9gm and size from 17mm to 22mm
Simon
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1968B MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1968 DOC 15 CLBC 4.4.2 23 viewsOBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia

Size 17/20mm

Weight 3.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC lists 34 examples with weights from 2.32 to 4.9gm and size from 17mm to 22mm

It is a shame for the cut at the head of Manuel, this coin would grade EF otherwise.
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1968CV MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1968v DOC NL A CLBC 4.4.2A 28 viewsOBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans ,wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right a labrum headed scepter and in l. anexikakia

Size 19.84mm

Weight 3.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues
Simon
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1968d MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1968 DOC 15 CLBC 4.4.227 viewsOBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia

Size 20.53mm

Weight 4.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC lists 34 examples with weights from 2.32 to 4.9gm and size from 17mm to 22mm

The coins only flaw, wear on the Virgins face. Other that near perfect centering and a wonderful reverse strike.
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1968DV MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1968v DOC NL A CLBC 4.4.2A 14 viewsOBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans ,wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right a labrum headed scepter and in l. anexikakia

Size 18mm

Weight 3.5gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues
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1968DV MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1968v DOC NL A CLBC 4.4.2A 53 viewsOBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans ,wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right a labrum headed scepter and in l. anexikakia

Size 18/19.7mm

Weight 3.4gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues
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1968f MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1968 variation patriarchal cross20 viewsOBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right hand patriarchal cross and in l. anexikakia

Size 20.53mm

Weight 4.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC lists 34 examples with weights from 2.32 to 4.9gm and size from 17mm to 22mm

Tis is the only type I have seen with this type cross.

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1969B MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1969 DOC 16 CLBC 4.4.3 46 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right a labrum on a long shaft. On which X and in l. globus cruciger


Size 18.19 mm

Weight 3.6gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC lists 11 examples with weights from 2.76 to 4.14 gm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
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1969B MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1969 DOC 16 CLBC 4.4.3 55 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right a labrum on a long shaft. On which X and in l. globus cruciger


Size 21.5mm

Weight 4.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC lists 11 examples with weights from 2.76 to 4.14 gm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm

This is my second example added to the collection, condition is a bit sad VG/ aF however it shows the other details my other example lacks. This is the hardest of the Manuel tetartera to acquire.
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1970 MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1970 DOC 17CLBC 4.4.4 24 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV. Bust of emperor bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum headed and scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18/22mm

Weight 3.3gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC lists 18 examples with weights ranging from 2.52 to 4.87 and sizes from 17mm to 23mm
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1970A MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1970 DOC 17CLBC 4.4.450 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV. Bust of emperor bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum headed and scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 22/24.76mm

Weight 4.1gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC lists 18 examples with weights ranging from 2.52 to 4.87 and sizes from 17mm to 23mm
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1975 MANUEL AE Tetarteron S-1975 DOC 18 CLBC 4.4.5. 34 viewsOBV Bust of St. George facing beardless wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion and holding spear in r. hand and in l. hand shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded , wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 22.48mm

Weight. 4.9gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 23 examples with weights ranging from 2.78gm to 7.16gm with sizes from 19mm to 24mm.
Simon
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1975A MANUEL AE Tetarteron S-1975 DOC 18 CLBC 4.4.5. 52 viewsOBV Bust of St. George facing beardless wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion and holding spear in r. hand and in l. hand shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded , wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 20.83

Weight. 6.00gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 23 examples with weights ranging from 2.78gm to 7.16gm with sizes from 19mm to 24mm.
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1975B MANUEL AE Tetarteron S-1975 DOC 18 CLBC 4.4.5.21 views
OBV Bust of St. George facing beardless wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion and holding spear in r. hand and in l. hand shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded , wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.93mm

Weight. 5.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 23 examples with weights ranging from 2.78gm to 7.16gm with sizes from 19mm to 24mm
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1975C MANUEL AE Tetarteron S-1975 DOC 18 CLBC 4.4.5.15 viewsOBV Bust of St. George facing beardless wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion and holding spear in r. hand and in l. hand shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded , wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 23mm

Weight. 4.3gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 23 examples with weights ranging from 2.78gm to 7.16gm with sizes from 19mm to 24mm

This is a very nice example with large but broken flan.
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1975F MANUEL AE Tetarteron S-1975 DOC 18 CLBC 4.4.5.52 viewsOBV Bust of St. George facing beardless wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass and sagion and holding spear in r. hand and in l. hand shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded , wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 22.06mm

Weight. 4.7gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Very nice example of a common coin. aEF

DOC lists 23 examples with weights ranging from 2.78gm to 7.16gm with sizes from 19mm to 24mm.
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1976 MANUEL AE TETARTERON S-1976 DOC 19 CLBC 4.4.6 44 views
OBV Radiate cross on three steps.

REV. Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on laft shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 23.17mm

Weight 5.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace

Very nice example on a large flan.
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DOC lists 24 examples with weights from 18mm to 25mm and weights from 2.55 to 6.54 gm
Simon
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1976A MANUEL AE TETARTERON S-1976 DOC 19 CLBC 4.4.6 31 viewsOBV Radiate cross on three steps.

REV. Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on laft shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17/20mm

Weight 4.5gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace

Older coin in my collection, very nice relief on both sides.
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DOC lists 24 examples with weights from 18mm to 25mm and weights from 2.55 to 6.54 gm.
Simon
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1976b MANUEL AE TETARTERON S-1976 DOC 19 CLBC 4.4.6 13 viewsOBV Radiate cross on three steps.

REV. Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on laft shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 22.93mm

Weight 3.5gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace

Good example
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1976B MANUEL AE TETARTERON S-1976 DOC 19 CLBC 4.4.6 17 views
OBV Radiate cross on three steps.

REV. Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on laft shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 24mm

Weight 5.78gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace

Very nice example on a large flan.
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DOC lists 24 examples with weights from 18mm to 25mm and weights from 2.55 to 6.54 gm
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1977 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.714 views
OBV Small neat letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated 5 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.40mm

Weight 2.8gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.
DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.

The rarer of the two monograms of Manuel, this coin is always heavier than the the other monogram coin. This example has a beautiful darkened highlights on a copper base.
Simon
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1977A MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.7 16 viewsOBV Small neat letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated 5 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18.34mm

Weight 2.7gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.
DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.

The rarer of the two monograms of Manuel, this coin is always heavier than the the other monogram coin. This example is actually a black patina.
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1977a MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.7 19 viewsOBV Small neat letters Monogram Sear 57

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated 5 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18.88

Weight 2.89gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.

Ex forum coin!
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1978A MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1978 DOC 21 CLBC 4.4.8 32 viewsOBV Bust of Christ beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scrolls in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross
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REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing uncertain dress (stemma, short military tunic, breastplate and sagion?) holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.92mm

Weight 2.3 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 2.66 gm to 2.75 gm with sizes all 20mm

This coin differs from S-1981 not only by size but DOC notes a beard on Christ on S-1981 where as S-1978 is beardless.
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1979 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1979 DOC 22 CLBC 4.4.11 55 viewsOBV Large, often ill formed letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated with 6 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 14.5/17mm

Weight 2.0gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

This coin is in beautiful condition, the centering is off but as you can see a lovely example. Not rare but in this condition they are.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights ranging from 1.10gm to 2.96 gm with sizes from 14mm to 18mm.
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1979A MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1979 DOC 22 CLBC 4.4.11 Imitation ?90 viewsOBV Large, often ill formed letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated with 6 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 12.54mm

Weight 1.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights ranging from 1.10gm to 2.96 gm with sizes from 14mm to 18mm.


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1979s MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1979 DOC 22 CLBC 4.4.11 24 viewsOBV Large, often ill formed letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated with 6 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.33mm

Weight 2.59 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

This coin is good Very fine, lightly circulated. I believe this to be a perfect example.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights ranging from 1.10gm to 2.96 gm with sizes from 14mm to 18mm.
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1980 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 37 viewsOBV Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.09 mm

Weight 2.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 7 examples with weights ranging from .91 gm to 2.26 gm with sizes from 14mm to 17mm.
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1980A MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 58 viewsOBV Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 15.95mm

Weight 1.2gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 7 examples with weights ranging from .91 gm to 2.26 gm with sizes from 14mm to 17mm.
Simon
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1980B MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 50 viewsOBV Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 15.01mm

Weight 1.6 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 7 examples with weights ranging from .91 gm to 2.26 gm with sizes from 14mm to 17mm.

This coin is very similar to Griersons Plate coin.
Simon
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1980d MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 15 viewsOBV Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.30 mm

Weight 2.4gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

This example is beautiful considering its size. I would grade aEF , rarity 1/5 Common coin , uncommon condition.

DOC lists 7 examples with weights ranging from .91 gm to 2.26 gm with sizes from 14mm to 17mm.
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1981 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1981 DOC 24 CLBC 4.4.12 11 views

OBV Bust of Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scrolls in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing uncertain dress (stemma, short military tunic, breastplate and sagion?) holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.8mm

Weight 2.0gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron.These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 19 examples with weights ranging from 1.28 gm to 2.75 gm with sizes from 16mm to 18mm.

Ex Forum Coin.
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1982 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1982 DOC 25 CLBC 4.4.10 12 views

OBV Radiate cross on three steps

REV Half length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 14/16mm

Weight 2.0gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.
DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 1.26 gm to 2.24 gm with sizes from 16mm to 19mm.

This example is excellent , one of the few tetartera that can be listed as EF The portrait of Manuel on this coin is exceptional, especially considering its size.
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1982A MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1982 DOC 25 CLBC 4.4.10 33 viewsOBV Radiate cross on three steps

REV Half length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18/17mm

Weight 2.2gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 1.26 gm to 2.24 gm with sizes from 16mm to 19mm.

I am uncertain if this is an official issue, Many of Alexius and Manuel's tetartera were imitated as late as the 1300's , my only reason to suspect this coin is style , the weight seems correct for the issue
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1986 ANDRONICUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 64 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais, holds nimbate beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. anexikakia, Christ wearing tunic and kolobion, holds gospels in l. hand.

Size 19.51mm

Weight 3.3 gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content added but for Andronicus I can’t find how much under Manuel it fluctuated between 1% and 4% however by this time I would assume a decline. By the time of Isaac II the amount was 1% to 2% these still were more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.49gm to 4.54gm and sizes from 18mm to 23mm

I have had this one from the early years of my collection, it far surpasses my other example
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1986 ANDRONICUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 4 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais, holds nimbate beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. anexikakia, Christ wearing tunic and kolobion, holds gospels in l. hand.

Size 20.84

Weight 4.55gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content added but for Andronicus I can’t find how much under Manuel it fluctuated between 1% and 4% however by this time I would assume a decline. By the time of Isaac II the amount was 1% to 2% these still were more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.49gm to 4.54gm and sizes from 18mm to 23mm

I have had this one from the early years of my collection, it far surpasses my other example
Simon
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1986A ANDRONICUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 56 views OBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais, holds nimbate beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. anexikakia, Christ wearing tunic and kolobion, holds gospels in l. hand.

Size 20/16mm

Weight 4.2gm

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content added but for Andronicus I can’t find how much under Manuel it fluctuated between 1% and 4% however by this time I would assume a decline. By the time of Isaac II the amount was 1% to 2% these still were more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

In todays marketplace this is a true rarity. This one is flawed by scrapes from time.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.49gm to 4.54gm and sizes from 18mm to 23mm


Simon
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1986C ANDRONICUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1986 DOC 5 CLBC 5.4.1 34 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, standing on dais, holds nimbate beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor on l. crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. anexikakia, Christ wearing tunic and kolobion, holds gospels in l. hand.

Size

Weight

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content added but for Andronicus I can’t find how much under Manuel it fluctuated between 1% and 4% however by this time I would assume a decline. By the time of Isaac II the amount was 1% to 2% these still were more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.49gm to 4.54gm and sizes from 18mm to 23mm

This is a new acquisition as par of an old collection, not great but some details not usually seen.
Simon
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1987 ANDRONICUS AE TETARTERON S-1987 DOC 6 CLBC 5.4.2 53 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger.

Size 22mm

Weight 5.9gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

A really nice example much heaver than norm, beautiful portrait of Virgin.

DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 2.54 gm to 4.91 gm with sizes from 20mm to 23mm.
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1987A ANDRONICUS AE TETARTERON S-1987 DOC 6 CLBC 5.4.2 27 views

OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger.

Size 21.96 mm

Weight 5.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 2.54 gm to 4.91 gm with sizes from 20mm to 23mm

One of my first tetartera, still a favorite.
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1989A ANDRONICUS HALF TETARTERON S-1989 DOC 8 CLBC 5.4.348 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless. Nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision and sagion; holds in r hand labrum headed scepter, and in l. globus cruciger.

Size 15.48

Weight 2.5m

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 1.38 gm to 2.46 gm with sizes from 15mm to 18mm.

This is my third example of this Very rare coin, it has a chipped patina but detail is a bit better than my other examples.
Simon
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1989a ANDRONICUS HALF TETARTERON S-1989 DOC 8 CLBC 5.4.3 27 views
OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless. Nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision and sagion; holds in r hand labrum headed scepter, and in l. globus cruciger.

Size 22 mm

Weight 3.4 gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Size is off on this example but the die size is 12mm making it a half tetartera, it is aEF example, again large flan making it an excellent example.

DOC lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 1.38 gm to 2.46 gm with sizes from 15mm to 18mm.
1 commentsSimon
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1989B ANDRONICUS HALF TETARTERON S-1989 DOC 8 CLBC 5.4.343 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless. Nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision and sagion; holds in r hand labrum headed scepter, and in l. globus cruciger.

Size 15.32

Weight 2.0gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 1.38 gm to 2.46 gm with sizes from 15mm to 18mm.

This is my third example of this Very rare coin, well worn but all three examples have a die diameter of 12mm
Simon
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Antoninianus

Radiate draped and cuirassed bust, right, IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm, VICTORIA AVGG

RIC 125

Persians surrounded Valerian's army in the East in 260 and took the emperor prisoner. He died on an unknown date in captivity.

Zosimus noted: The nations subject to the Romans being unable to endure [Maximinus'] monstrous cruelty, and greatly distressed by the ravages he committed, the Africans proclaimed Gordianus and his son, of the same name, emperors, and sent ambassadors to Rome, one of whom was Valerianus, a man of consular rank, who afterwards himself became emperor. . . .

Aemilianus advanced with great speed into Italy, and the armies were very near to each other, when the soldiers of Gallus, reflecting that his force was much inferior to the enemy both in number and strength, and likewise that he was a negligent indolent man, put him and his son to death, and going over to the party of Aemilianus, appeared to establish his authority. But Valerianus brought into Italy from beyond the Alps a vast army, with which he deemed himself secure of conquering Aemilianus. The soldiers of Aemilianus, who saw that his conduct was more like that of a private sentinel than of an emperor, now put him to death as a person unfit for so weighty a charge.

By these means Valerianus became emperor with universal consent, and employed himself in the regulation of affairs. But the excursions of the Scythians, and of the Marcomanni, who made an inroad into all the countries adjacent to the empire, reduced Thessalonica to extreme danger; and though they were with muct difficulty compelled to raise the siege by the brave defence of those within, yet all Greece was in alarm. The Athenians repaired their walls, which they had never thought worth their care since Sylla threw them down. The Peloponnesians likewise fortified the Isthmus, and all Greece put itself upon its guard for the general security.

Valerianus, perceiving the empire in danger on every side, associated his son Gallienus with himself in the government! and went himself into the east to oppose the Persians. He entrusted to his son the care of the forces in Europe, thus leaving him to resist the Barbarians who poured in upon him in every direction. . . .

Valerianus had by this time heard of the disturbances in Bithynia, but his district would not allow him to confide the defence of it to any of his generals. He therefore sent Felix to Byzantium, and went in person from Antioch into Cappadocia, and after he had done some injury to every city by which he passed, he returned homeward. But the plague then attacked his troops, and destroyed most of them, at the time when Sapor made an attempt upon the east, and reduced most of it into subjection. In the mean time, Valerianus became so effeminate and indolent, that he dispaired of ever recovering from the present ill state of affairs, and would have concluded the war by a present of money; had not Sapor sent back the ambasadors who were sent to him with that proposal, without their errand, desiring the emperor to come and speak with him in person concerning the affairs he wished to adjust; To which he most imprudently consented, and going without consideration to Sapor with a small retinue, to treat for a peace, was presently laid hold of by the enemy, and so ended his days in the capacity of a slave among the Persians, to the disgrace of the Roman name in all future times.
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AE antoninianus

Radiate cuirassed bust right, IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG
Liberlitas stg, LIBERALITAS AVG

RIC 57

Zosimus recorded: When the troops were calmed by their commanders, Claudius was chosen emperor, having previously been designed for that dignity by general consent. Aureolus, who had for a long time kept himself out of the hands of Gallienus, presently sent agents to Claudius, to effect a peace. Surrendering himself, he was killed by the guards of the emperor, who still remembered the hatred they bore against him for his treachery.

The Scythians were by this time so elated by their former success, that they appointed a place of meeting with the Heruli, Peucae, and Gothi, near the river Tyra, which empties itself into the Pontus; where having built six thousand vessels, and put on board them three hundred and twenty thousand men, they sailed across the Pontus, and made an attempt on Tomes, a fortified town, but were repulsed from it. From thence they proceed to Marcianopolis, a city of Mysia, but failing there likewise in their attack on it, they took the opportunity of a favourable wind and sailed forward. . . . they passed through the Hellespont, and arrived at Mount Athos. Having there refitted and careened their vessels, they laid siege to Cassandria and Thessalonica, which they were near taking by means of machines which they raised against the walls. But hearing that the emperor was advancing with an army, they went into the interior, plundering all the neighbourhood of Doberus and Pelagonia. There they sustained a loss of three thousand men, who were met with by the Dalmatian cavalry, and with the rest of their force engaged the army of the emperor. Great numbers were slain in this battle on both sides, but the Romans, by a pretended flight, drew the Barbarians into an ambuscade and killed more than fifty thousand of them.

Egypt being thus reduecd by the Palmyrenians, the Barbarians, who survived the battle of Naissus between Claudius and the Scythians, defending themselves with their carriages which went before them, marched towards Macedon, but were so distressed by the want of necessaries, that many of them and of their beasts perished with hunger. They were met likewise by the Roman cavalry, who having killed many of them, drove the rest towards Mount Haemus; where being surrounded by the Roman army, they lost a vast number of men. But a quarrel ensuing between the Roman horse and foot soldiers, the emperor wishing the foot to engage the Barbarians, the Romans, after a smart engagement, were defeated with considerable loss, but the cavalry, coming up immediately, redeemed in some degree the miscarriage of the infantry. After this battle, the Barbarians proceeded on their march, and were pursued by the Romans. The pirates who cruized about Crete and Rhodes retired without doing any thing worthy of mention; and being attacked by the plague on their way home, some of them died in Thrace and some in Macedon. All that survived were either admitted into the Roman legions, or had lands assigned for them to cultivate and so become husbandmen. Nor was the plague confined to the Barbarians alone, but began to infest the Romans, many of whom died, and amongst the rest Claudius, a person adorned with every virtue. His death was a severe loss to his subjeets, and was consequently much regretted by them.
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Follis

Laureate head, right, IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG
Jupiter standing left with thunderbolt and sceptre, eagle at foot with wreath in its beak, A over μ (Mu) over dot in right field, dot SIS dot in ex, IOVI CONSERVATORI

RIC 225a var

According to Zonaras: Maximinus took as colleague in his rule Licinius, who derived his lineage from the Dacians and was the brother-in-law of Constantine the Great. After he had made him colleague in his sovereignty and left him in Illyricum to defend the Thracians, who were being plundered by barbarians, he himself proceeded to Rome, to battle against Maxentius. Then, being suspicious of his own soldiers and fearing lest they desert to the enemy, he desisted from battle and departed. He regretted his appointment of Licinius, first plotted secretly against him, and then openly joined battle with him. He attacked him, was repulsed, defeated, and fled, and in his flight did away with himself. . . .

Eutropius adds: CONSTANTINE, being a man of great energy, bent upon effecting whatever he had settled in his mind, and aspiring to the sovereignty of the whole world, proceeded to make war on Licinius, although he had formed a connexion with him by marriage, for his sister Constantia was married to Licinius. And first of all be overthrew him, by a sudden attack, at Cibalae in Pannonia, where he was making vast preparations for war; and after becoming master of Dardania, Maesia, and Macedonia, took possession also of several other provinces.

There were then various contests between them, and peace made and broken. At last Licinius, defeated in a battle at Nicomedia by sea and land, surrendered himself, and, in violation of an oath taken by Constantine, was put to death, after being divested of the purple, at Thessalonica.
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Follis

Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, raising right hand and holding globe in left hand, captive to left. Mintmark RQ.

RIC VII 52

According to Zonaras: Constans, in the eleventh year of his reign since he had been proclaimed Caesar, having ruled gently and mildly, came to the end of his life while residing in Britain, having, because of his goodness, bequeathed grief for himself among those he ruled, first having appointed successor the elder of his own sons, namely Constantine the Great, whom he begat by his first wife. He also had by his second wife, Herculius’ daughter Theodora, other sons, Constantinus, Hannibalianus, and Constantius. Constantine the Great was preferred over them, since they were judged by their father to be unsuited for sovereignty. . . . Constantine, when he was still a lad, was actually given by his father as a hostage to Gallerius, in order that, serving as a hostage, at the same time he be trained in the exercise of the soldierly art.

Eutropius summarizes: CONSTANTINE, being a man of great energy, bent upon effecting whatever he had settled in his mind, and aspiring to the sovereignty of the whole world, proceeded to make war on Licinius, although he had formed a connexion with him by marriage,5 for his sister Constantia was married to Licinius. And first of all be overthrew him, by a sudden attack, at Cibalae in Pannonia, where he was making vast preparations for war; and after becoming master of Dardania, Maesia, and Macedonia, took possession also of several other provinces.

There were then various contests between them, and peace made and broken. At last Licinius, defeated in a battle at Nicomedia by sea and land, surrendered himself, and, in violation of an oath taken by Constantine, was put to death, after being divested of the purple, at Thessalonica.

At this time the Roman empire fell under the sway of one emperor and three Caesars, a state of things which had never existed before; the sons of Constantine ruling over Gaul, the east, and Italy. But the pride of prosperity caused Constantine greatly to depart from his former agreeable mildness of temper. Falling first upon his own relatives, he put to death his son, an excellent man; his sister's son, a youth of amiable disposition; soon afterwards his wife, and subsequently many of his friends.

He was a man, who, in the beginning of his reign, might have been compared to the best princes; in the latter part of it, only to those of a middling character. Innumerable good qualities of mind and body were apparent in him; he was exceedingly ambitious of military glory, and had great success in his wars; a success, however, not more than proportioned to his exertions. After he had terminated the Civil war, he also overthrew the Goths on various occasions, granting them at last peace, and leaving on the minds of the barbarians a strong remembrance of his kindness. He was attached to the arts of peace and to liberal studies, and was ambitious of honourable popularity, which he, indeed, sought by every kind of liberality and obligingness. Though he was slow, from suspicion, to serve some of his friends,6 yet he was exceedingly generous towards others, neglecting no opportunity to add to their riches and honours.

He enacted many laws, some good and equitable, but most of them superfluous, and some severe. He was the first that endeavoured to raise the city named after him to such a height as to make it a rival to Rome. As he was preparing for war against the Parthians, who were then disturbing Mesopotamia, he died in the Villa Publica, at Nicomedia, in the thirty-first year of his reign, and the sixty-sixth of his age.

Zosimus described Constantine's conversion to Christianity: For he put to death his son Crispus, stiled (as I mentioned) Caesar, on suspicion of debauching his mother-in-law Fausta, without any regard to the ties of nature. And when his own mother Helena expressed much sorrow for this atrocity, lamenting the young man's death with great bitterness, Constantine under pretence of comforting her, applied a remedy worse than the disease. For causing a bath to be heated to an extraordinary degree, he shut up Fausta in it, and a short time after took her out dead. Of which his conscience accusing him, as also of violating his oath, he went to the priests to be purified from his crimes. But they told him, that there was no kind of lustration that was sufficient to clear him of such enormities. A Spaniard, named Aegyptius, very familiar with the court-ladies, being at Rome, happened to fall into converse with Constantine, and assured him, that the Christian doctrine would teach him how to cleanse himself from all his offences, and that they who received it were immediately absolved from all their sins. Constantine had no sooner heard this than he easily believed what was told him, and forsaking the rites of his country, received those which Aegyptius offered him ; and for the first instance of his impiety, suspected the truth of divination.
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AE3, Thessalonica

Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust, right, D N FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, VICTORIA CAESS NN. Mintmark dot TS dot epsilon dot.

Zosimus recorded Crispus' elevation to Caesar: "Constantine, having taken Cibalis, and Sirmium, and all the towns that Licinius had abandoned, sent five thousand men in pursuit of him. But as these were ignorant of the course he had taken, they could not overtake him. Constantine however, having rebuilt the bridge over the Saus, which Licinius had broken down, was with his army almost at his heels. Having entered Thrace, he arrived at the plain where Licinius lay encamped. On the night of his arrival there he marshalled his army, and gave orders for his soldiers to be ready for battle by day-break. As soon as it was light, Licinius, perceiving Constantine with his army, drew up his forces also, having been joined by Valens, whom he styled Caesar, after the battle of Cibalis. When the armies engaged, they first fought with bows at a distance ; but when their arrows were spent, they began to use their javelins, and poignards. Thus the battle continued very obstinately for a considerable time, until those whom Constantine had sent in pursuit of Licinius descended from an eminence upon the armies while they were engaged. These wheeled round the hill |46 before they arrived at them, deeming it best to join their own party from the higher ground, and to encompass the enemy. The troops of Licinius, being aware of them, courageously withstood against them all, so that many thousands were slain on both sides, and the advantage was equal, till the signal was given for both to retire. Next day they agreed on a truce, and entered into an alliance with each other, on condition that Constantine should possess Illyricum and all the nations westward, and that Licinius should have Thrace and the east; but that Valens, whom Licinius had made Caesar, should be put to death, because be was said to be the author of all the mischief which had happened. Having done this, and sworn on both sides to observe the conditions, Constantine conferred the rank and title of Caesar on Crispus, his son by a concubine called Minervina, who was as yet but a youth, and on Constantine, who was born but a few days before at Arelatum. At the same time Licinianus, the son of Licinius, who was twenty months of age, was declared Caesar, Thus ended the second war."

According to Zonaras, "By a concubine he also had another son, called Crispus, older than his other sons, who distinguished himself often in the war against Licinius. His stepmother Fausta, being erotically obsessed with him, since she did not find him compliant, denounced him to his father as being in love with her and as having often attempted to use force against her. Hence, Crispus was condemned to death by his father, who had been persuaded by his spouse."

Constantine had his son strangled to death in Pula.

RIC 62
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AE3, Thessalonica

Laureate, cuirassed bust, right, FL DELMATIVS NOB C two soldiers holding spears and shields with two standards between them, O on banner, GLORIA EXERCITVS. Mintmark: SMTSD.

RIC 202D

Zosimus recorded: After Constantine had oppressed and tormented the people in these various modes, he died of a disease, and was succeeded by his three sons, who were not born of Fausta the daughter of Maximianus Herculius, but of another woman, whom he had put to death for adultery. They devoted themselves more to the pleasures of youth than to the service of the state. They began by dividing the nations between them. Constantine the eldest, and Constans the youngest, having for their share all beyond the Alps, together with Italy and Illyricum, the countries bordering on the Euxine sea and all that belonged to Carthage in Africa; Constantius obtained all Asia, the east, and Egypt. There were likewise others who shared in the government; Dalmatius, whom Constantine made Caesar, Constantius his brother, and Hanniballianus, who had all worn robes of purple embroidered with gold, and were promoted to the order of Nobilissimates by Constantine, from respect to their being of his own family. . . . The empire being thus divided, Constantius who appeared to take pains not to fall short of his father in impiety, began by shedding the blood of his nearest relations. He first caused Constantius, his father's brother, to be murdered by the soldiers ; next to whom he treated Dalmatius in the same manner, as also Optatus whom Constantine had raised to the rank of a Nobilissimate.

A great-nephew of Constantine the Great.
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AE3, Nicomedia

Pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust rightt, D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG
Roma seated on cuirass, holding spear and Victory on globe, VRBS ROMA

The SMN mintmark indicates that the coin was minted in Nicomedia, but RIC does not list this reverse type for that mint.

Sim to RIC 51

Zosimus reports: Valentinian being dead, the tribunes Merobaudes and Equitius, reflecting on the distance at which Valens and Gratian resided, the former being in the east, and the latter left by his father in the western part of Gaul, were apprehensive lest the Barbarians beyond the Ister should make an effort while the country was without a ruler. They therefore sent for the younger son of Valentinian, who was born of his wife the widow of Magnentius, who was not far from thence with the child. Having clothed him in purple, they brought him into the court, though scarcely five years old. The empire was afterwards divided between Gratian and the younger Valentinian, at the discretion of their guardians, they not being of age to manage their own affairs. The Celtic nations, Spain, and Britain were given to Gratian; and Italy, Illyricum, and Africa to Valentinian. . . .

Affairs being thus situated in the east, in Thrace, and in Illyricum, Maximus, who deemed his appointments inferior to his merits, being only governor of the countries formerly under Gratian, projected how to depose the young Valentinian from the empire, if possible totally, but should he fail in the whole, to secure at least some part. . . . he immediately entered Italy without; resistance, and marched to Aquileia. . . . This so much surprised Valentinian, and rendered his situation so desperate, that his courtiers were alarmed lest he should be taken by Maximus and put to death. He, therefore, immediately embarked,and sailed to Thessalonica with his mother Justina, who, as I before mentioned, had been the wife of Magnentius, but after his decease was taken in marriage by the emperor Valentinian on account of her extraordinary beauty. She carried along with her her daughter Galla. After having passed many seas, and arriving at Thessalonica, they sent messengers to the emperor Theodosius, intreating him now at least to revenge the injuries committed against the family of Valentinian. He was astonished at hearing of this, and began to forget his extravagance, and to lay some restraint on his wild inclination for pleasure. . . . Theodosius then delivered to Valentinian as much of the empire as his father had possessed; in which he only acted as he was enjoined by his duty to those who so merited his kindness. . . .

intelligence was brought that the emperor Valentianian was no more, and that his death happened in this manner: Arbogastes, a Frank, who was appointed by the emperor Gratian lieutenant to Baudo, at the death of Baudo, confiding in his own ability, assumed the command without the emperor's permission. Being thought proper for the station by all the soldiers under him, both for his valour and experience in military affairs, and for his disregard of riches, he attained great influence. He thus became so elevated, that he would speak without reserve to the emperor, and would blame any measure which he thought improper. This gave such umbrage to Valentinian. . . .

Eugenius became the sincere friend of Arbogastes, who had no secret which he did not confide to him. Recollecting Eugenius, therefore, at this juncture, who by his extraordinary learning and the gravity of his conversation seemed well-adapted for the management of an empire, he communicated to him his designs. But finding him not pleased with the proposals, he attempted to prevail on him by all the arts he could use, and entreated him not to reject what fortune so favourably offered. Having at length persuaded him, he deemed it advisable in the first place to remove Valentinian, and thus to deliver the sole authority to Eugenius. With this view he proceeded to Vienna, a town in Gaul, where the emperor resided; and as he was amusing himself near the town in some sports with the soldiers, apprehending no danger, Arbogastes gave him a mortal wound.
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AE4

Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG
VOT V MVLT X within wreath, ASISC in ex

RIC 29d

Zosimus recorded: [Valentinian] commanded some legions from the stations in Pannonia and Moesia, to embark for Africa [to crush a rebellion]. On this the Sarmatians and the Quadi. . . , availing themselves, of the opportunity afforded by the departure of the legions for Africa, invaded the Pannonians and Moesians. . . . The barbarians therefore revenged themselves by plundering all the country along the Ister, carrying off all that they found in the towns. The Pannonians were by these means exposed to the cruelty of the barbarians, while the soldiers were extremely negligent in the defence of their towns, and committed as much mischief as the Barbarians themselves in all places on this side of the river. But Moesia was free from harm, because Theodosius, who commanded the forces there, courageously resisted the Barbarians, and routed them when they attacked him. By that victory he not only acquired great renown, but subsequently attained the imperial dignity. . . .

When the affairs of the empire were reduced to this low condition, Victor, who commanded the Roman cavalry, escaping the danger with some of his troops, entered Macedon and Thessaly. From thence he proceeded into Moesia and Pannonia, and informed Gratian, who was then in that quarter, of what had occurred, and of the loss of the emperor [Valens] and his army. Gratian received the intelligence without uneasiness, and was little grieved at the death of his uncle, a disagreement having existed between them. Finding himself unable to manage affairs, Thrace being ravaged by the Barbarians, as were likewise Pannonia and Moesia, and the towns upon the Rhine being infested by the neighbouring Barbarians without controul, he chose for his associate in the empire, Theodosius, who was a native of a town called Cauca, in the part of Spain called Hispania Callaecia, and who possessed great knowledge and experience of military affairs. Having given him the government of Thrace and the eastern provinces, Gratian himself proceeded to the west of Gaul, in order, if possible, to compose affairs in that quarter. . . .

During the stay of the new emperor, Theodosius, at Thesslonica, a great concourse arrived there from all parts of persons soliciting him on business, both public and private; who having obtained of him whatever he could conveniently grant, returned, to their homes. As a great multitude of the Scythians beyond the Ister, the Gotthi, and the Taiphali, and other tribes that formerly dwelt among them, had crossed the river, and were driven to infest the Roman dominions, because the Huns, had expelled them from their own country, the emperor Theodosius prepared for war with all his forces. . . . The army having made this good use of the occasion afforded by fortune, the affairs of Thrace, which had been on the brink of ruin, were now, the Barbarians being crushed beyond all hope, re-established in peace. . . .

Meanwhile, the emperor Theodosius, residing in Thessalonica, was easy of access to all who wished to see him. Having commenced his reign in luxury and indolence, he threw the magistracy into disorder, and increased the number of his military officers. . . . As he squandered the public money without consideration, bestowing it on unworthy persons, he consequently impoverished himself. He therefore sold the government of provinces to any who would purchase them, without regard to the reputation or ablity of the persons, esteeming him the best qualified who brought him the most gold or silver. . . .

Maximus, who deemed his appointments inferior to his merits, being only governor of the countries formerly under Gratian, projected how to depose the young Valentinian from the empire. . . . This so much surprised Valentinian, and rendered his situation so desperate, that his courtiers were alarmed lest he should be taken by Maximus and put to death. He, therefore, immediately embarked,and sailed to Thessalonica with his mother Justina. . . . [A]rriving at Thessalonica, they sent messengers to the emperor Theodosius, intreating him now at least to revenge the injuries committed against the family of Valentinian. . . . The emperor, being delivered from this alarm, marched with great resolution with his whole army against Maximus. . . . Theodosius, having passed through Pannonia and the defiles of the Appennines, attacked unawares the forces of Maximus before they were prepared for him. A part of his army, having pursued them with the utmost speed, forced their way through the gates of Aquileia, the guards being too few to resist them. Maximus was torn from his imperial throne while in the act of distributing money to his soldiers, and being stripped of his imperial robes, was brought to Theodosius, who, having in reproach enumerated some of his crimes against the commonwealth, delivered him to the common executioner to receive due punishment. . . . The emperor Theodosius, having consigned Italy, Spain, Celtica, and Libya to his son Honorius, died of a disease on his journey towards Constantinople.
Blindado
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2004 ISAAC II ANGELUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2004 DOC 4 CLBC 7.4.1 38 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, standing on dais, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of around 1% for this issue. These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

Size 20.36mm

Weight 3.2gm

DOC lists 16 examples with weights from 1.70gm to 4.36 and sizes 19mm to 24x18mm
Simon
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2004A ISAAC II ANGELUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2004 DOC 4 CLBC 7.4.140 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, standing on dais, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of around 1% for this issue. These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

Size 18/20.5 mm

Weight 3.2gm

DOC lists 16 examples with weights from 1.70gm to 4.36 and sizes 19mm to 24x18mm
Simon
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2004B ISAAC II ANGELUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2004 DOC 4 CLBC 7.4.1 40 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, standing on dais, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of around 1% for this issue. These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

Size 16./19mm

Weight 2.7gm

DOC lists 16 examples with weights from 1.70gm to 4.36 and sizes 19mm to 24x18mm
Simon
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2004C ISAAC II ANGELUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2004 DOC 4 CLBC 7.4.1 42 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, standing on dais, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of around 1% for this issue. These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

Size 20/17mm

Weight 3.6 gm

DOC lists 16 examples with weights from 1.70gm to 4.36 and sizes 19mm to 24x18mm
Simon
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2005 ISAAC II ANGELUS AE TETARTERON S-2005V C DOC 5 CLBC 7.4.2 37 viewsOBV Bust of Archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type, holds in r. a trefoil- headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma. Divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Size 22mm

Weight 4.8gm

DOC lists 11 examples with weights ranging from 3.21 gm to 5.37gm
Simon
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2005A ISAAC II ANGELUS AE TETARTERON S-2005V B DOC 5 CLBC 7.4.2 49 viewsOBV Bust of Archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type, holds in r. a spear, and in l. Globus cruciger.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma. Divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Size 20/17mm

Weight 3.8gm

DOC lists 11 examples with weights ranging from 3.21 gm to 5.37gm

Really a Beautiful coin, I am sure under that green patina full detail remains.
Simon
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2005B ISAAC II ANGELUS AE TETARTERON S-2005V A DOC 5 CLBC 7.4.2 63 views
OBV Bust of Archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type, holds in r. a jeweled sceptre, and in l. Globus cruciger.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma. Divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Size 20mm

Weight 4.1gm

Interesting example of the three known devices that Michael holds in this version a jeweled scepter.

DOC lists 11 examples with weights ranging from 3.21 gm to 5.37gm
Simon
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2005C ISAAC II ANGELUS AE TETARTERON S-2005V A DOC 5 CLBC 7.4.260 viewsOBV Bust of Archangel Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type, holds in r. a jeweled sceptre, and in l. Globus cruciger.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma. Divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

Size 19.91mm

Weight 3.2gm

Interesting example of the three known devices that Michael holds in this version a jeweled scepter.

DOC lists 11 examples with weights ranging from 3.21 gm to 5.37gm
Simon
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2014 ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2014 DOC 4 CLBC 8.4.1 27 views

OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned to r. Manus Dei in upper r. field

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r hand labarum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content unknown for this issue. The entire tetartera of Alexius III are much harder to find due to debasement of trachea virtually rendering the Tetarteron useless. The Metropolitan issues were believed to be produced only for two years 1195-1197.

Size 18/21mm

Weight 2.7gm

DOC lists 1 example with weight of 3.38gm and 19mm

Unlike the one listed in DOC this example has a full family name and was perhaps minted after 1197. The half Tetarteron from the Thessalonica mint has two variations and is listed in Sear as two separate coins, that variation is a short or full version of the family name
Simon
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2015 ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE TETARTERON S-2015 DOC 5 CLBC 8.4.3 20 views
OBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on l. shoulder and in l. scroll or hilt of sword.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins but all tetartera from Alexius III are difficult to obtain.

Size 19.52mm

Weight 4.0gm

DOC lists 22 examples with weights from 1.91gm to 4.55gm and sizes from 17mm to 22mm
Simon
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2015A ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE TETARTERON S-2015 DOC 5 CLBC 8.4.3 42 viewsOBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on l. shoulder and in l. scroll or hilt of sword.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins but all examples of Alexius tetartera are difficult to obtain.

Size 17/18.5mm

Weight 4.0gm

DOC lists 22 examples with weights from 1.91gm to 4.55gm and sizes from 17mm to 22mm
Simon
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2015B ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE TETARTERON S-2015 DOC 5 CLBC 8.4.3 50 viewsOBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on l. shoulder and in l. scroll or hilt of sword.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins but all examples of Alexius tetartera are difficult to obtain.

Size 19mm

Weight 3.4gm

DOC lists 22 examples with weights from 1.91gm to 4.55gm and sizes from 17mm to 22mm
Simon
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2016 ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-2016 DOC 7 CLBC 8.4.4 22 views
OBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on l. shoulder and in l. hand. Scroll or hilt of sword

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger cr. Manus Dei ( Hands of God) in upper right field.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron

Size 16mm

Weight 1.7gm

DOC lists 6 examples with weights from 1.2 to 1.9 gm and sizes 15x11 to 17mm
Simon
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2016 ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-2016 DOC 7 CLBC 8.4.4 41 viewsOBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on l. shoulder and in l. hand. Scroll or hilt of sword

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger cr. Manus Dei ( Hands of God) in upper right field.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron

Size 19x14mm

Weight 1.9gm

DOC lists 6 examples with weights from 1.2 to 1.9 gm and sizes 15x11 to 17mm

Not a great example but the only one I have seen outside the books. Both of my Alexius III half tetartera are very odd shaped flans.
Simon
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2016AV ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-2016 DOC 7 CLBC 8.4.4 Unlisted Variation49 viewsOBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on RIGHT shoulder and in l. hand. Scroll or hilt of sword ( This one with such an exceptional Obv makes it clear it is a hilt of sword, also no others mention spear resting on right shoulder.))

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger cr. Manus Dei ( Hands of God) in upper right field.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron

Size 16/14mm

Weight 2.3gm

DOC lists 6 examples with weights from 1.2 to 1.9 gm and sizes 15x11 to 17mm

Half tetartera are rare for Alexius III, this example has and excellent obv and the reverse is attributable in hand but does not photograph well.

Both of my Alexius III half tetartera are very odd shaped flans.
Simon
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2017 ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON S-2017 DOC 8 CLBC 8.4.5.A 25 views
OBV Bust of St. George , beardless and nimbate , wearing tunic, breastplate wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in r. hand resting on r. shoulder and in l. hand shield.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger with patriarchal cross.

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron.

Size 14/17.5 mm

Weight 1.7gm

Very Rare Coin.

DOC lists 7 examples weights 1.18gm to 2.47gm and sizes from 13mm to 17mm ( DOC com bines S-2017 and S-2018 as one coin.)
Simon
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22050 Theodosius I/Campgate15 viewsTheodosius I/Campgate
AE4. 384-388 AD.
Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG,
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIA REI-PVBLICE,
campgate, 2 turrets, no star, B in left field,
TES in exergue.
Mint: Thessalonica 12.7mm 1.0g
RIC IX Thessalonica 62b, rated scarce.
1 commentsBlayne W
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23538 viewsMaximinus I 235-8 AD
AE 24 mm
Thessalonica in Macedon
Kabeiros standing left holding rhyto and hammer
Lindgren II 1234, BMC 111v, SNG Cop 425v
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27513 viewshill132
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276 Valentinian II15 viewsobv: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents no star
ex: A//TES
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277 Arcadius16 viewsobv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents no star
ex:r//TES
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278 Valentinian II14 viewsobv: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents no star
ex: A//TES
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279 Constantine I13 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate ith two turrents star above
ex: -dot//SMTS(epsilon)
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280 onstantine I14 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: -dot//SMTSr
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281 Constantine I11 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate ith two turrents star above
ex: -dot//SMTS(epsilon)
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282 Constantine I9 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: -dot//SMTSB
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283 Constantine I16 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: -dot//SMTSr
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284 Constantine I15 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG rosetta dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above, arches and dots at top, base on bottom
ex: -dot//SMTS(epsilon)
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285 Constantine II13 viewsobv: CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C laur. drp. cuir. bust l.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS campgate with two turrents star above
ex: SMTS(delta)
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286 Arcadius AE411 viewsobv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents
ex: r//TES
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287 Constantine I9 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: -dot//SMTS(epsilon)
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288 Constantine I16 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex:-dots//SMTS(epsilon)
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289 constantine I12 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG aur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: -dot//SMTSA
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290 Constantius II13 viewsobv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C laur. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS campgate with two turrents star above
ex: SMTSB
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29122 viewshill132
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291 Constantine II13 viewsobv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C laur. drp. cuir. bust l
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS campgate with two turrents star above
ex: SMTS(delta)
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292 Constantine I13 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above,arches and dots at top, at bottom base
ex: - dot/SMTS(epsilon)
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293 Constantine II12 viewsobv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C laur. drp. cuir. bust l.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS campgate with two turrents star above
ex: SMTS(delta)
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294 Theodosius I. AE411 viewsobv: DN THEODO_SIVS PF AVG laur. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents
ex: (delta)/TES
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295 Constantine I12 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: - Dot/SMTS(DELTA)
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296 Constantine I11 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: - dot/SMTSA
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297 Arcadius. AE412 viewsobv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG laur. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents
ex: r/TES
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298 Constantine I11 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above, arches and dots at top, at bottom a base
ex: - dot/SMTSA
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299 Constantine I 12 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: - dot/SMTSA
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3 Constans25 viewsConstans
Billon centenionalis
Thessalonica, officina 3; 348-350 CE
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand/ FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards and to the left.
TES gamma in ex

RIC VIII Thessalonica 118; LRBC 1636
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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300 Valentinianvs II. AE414 viewsobv: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG laur. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents, no star
ex: A/TES
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301 Constantine II9 viewsobv:CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C laur. drp. cuir. bust l.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS campgate with two turrents star above, arches and dots at top, at bottom base
ex: SMTS(delta)
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303 Arcadius9 viewsobv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG laur. drp. cuir. bust l.
rev: GORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents , no star
ex: r/TES
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304 Constantine I15 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: - dot/SMTSr
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305 Constantine I 14 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: - dot/SMTS(epsilon)
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305a38 viewsGaleria Valeria
AE Follis
Obv: GAL VALERIA AVG
Diademed, draped bust facing with necklace, head right
Rev: VENERI VICTRICI
Venus standing left, holding apple and vertical sceptre
*/delta/.SM.TS.
Thessalonica Mint
RIC (VI) Thessalonica 36
2 commentsmauseus
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306 Constantine I13 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: - dot/SMTS(delta)
hill132
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307 Valentinianvs II15 viewsobv: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG laur. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PVBLICE campgate with two turrents, no star
ex: A/TES
hill132
ConVIThes61b.jpg
307-337 AD - Constantine I - RIC VI Thessalonica 61b - IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN40 viewsEmperor: Constantine I (r. 307-337 AD)
Date: c. 312-313 AD
Condition: aVF
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Imperator Caesar Constantine Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; laureate, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN - To Jupiter, Protector of Our Emperors and Lords.
Jupiter standing facing, head left, chlamys hanging from left shoulder, right holding Victory on globe, left leaning on sceptre, eagle with wreath in beak at feet to left.
Exergue: ●TS●B● (Thessalonica mint, second officina)

RIC VI Thessalonica 61b
3.32g; 22.8mm; 180°
Pep
ConVIIThes4.jpg
307-337 AD - Constantine I - RIC VII Thessalonica 004 - IOVI CONSERVATORI29 viewsEmperor: Constantine I (r. 307-337 AD)
Date: November 316 - March 317 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F INV AVG
Imperator Constantine Dutiful Wise and Unconquerable Emperor
Bust right; laureate

Reverse: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI
To Jupiter, the Protector.
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on scepter, Victory on globe in right hand; eagle with wreath to left.
Exergue: ·TS·A· (Thessalonica mint, first officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 4
3.49g; 21.2mm; 0°
Pep
ConVIIThes222.jpg
307-337 AD - Constantine I - RIC VII Thessalonica 222 - GLORIA EXERCITVS60 viewsEmperor: Constantine I (r. 307-337 AD)
Date: 336-337 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Size: AE3

Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG
Bust right; rosette-diadem, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORI-A EXER-CITVS
Glory of the Army.
Two soldiers, helmeted, standing looking at one another, reversed spear in outer hand, inner hand on shield resting on ground; between them, one standard.
Exergue: SMTSA (Thessalonica mint, first officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 222; VM 94
1.49g; 17.3mm; 165°
Pep
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308 Constantine I13 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above
ex: - dot/SMTS(epsilon)
hill132
LicVM15.jpg
308-324 AD - Licinius I - Van Meter 15 - IOVI CONSERVATORI26 viewsEmperor: Licinius I (r. 308-324 AD)
Date: 308-324 AD
Condition: Fine/Mediocre
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG
Imperator Licinianus Licinius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Head right; laureate

Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI
To Jupiter, the Protector.
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand, eagle to left on ground holding wreath.
Exergue: TSΓ (possible dots between letters?) (Thessalonica mint, third officina)

VM 15
2.29g; 22.9mm; 0°
Pep
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309 Constantine I14 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG campgate with two turrents star above, arches and dots at top, at bottom a base
ex: - dot/SMTS(epsilon)
hill132
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310 Arcadius15 viewsobv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG pearl dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA REI_PBLICE campgate with two turrents, no star
ex: r/TES
hill132
ConIIVIIThes128.jpg
316-337 AD - Constantine II as Caesar - RIC VII Thessalonica 128 - CAESARVM NOSTRORVM31 viewsCaesar: Constantine II (Caes. 316-337 AD)
Date: 324 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE3

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Constantine Junior Noble Caesar
Bust left; laureate, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
Laurel wreath enclosing VOT / X.
The Prince of our people offers vows so that he may serve for a prosperous ten years.
Exergue: TSBVI (Thessalonica mint, second officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 128; VM 32
2.66g; 18.9mm; 345°
Pep
ConstplsVIIThes188.jpg
330-333 AD - Constantinopolis Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 188 - Victory on Prow Reverse25 viewsConstantinopolis Issue
Date: 330-333 AD
Condition: Fair/aFine
Size: AE3

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS
Constantinople
Bust left; laureated helmet, wearing imperial cloak, reversed spear

Reverse: no legend
Victory standing left on prow with spear, shield.
Exergue: SMTSΔ (Thessalonica mint, fourth officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 188; VM 1
2.08g; 18.7mm; 0°
Pep
VrbsVIIThes187or229_3.jpg
330-333 AD - Urbs Roma Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 187 - She-Wolf and Twins Reverse43 viewsUrbs Roma Issue
Date: 330-333 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Size: AE3

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
City of Rome
Bust left; helmeted, wearing imperial cloak

Reverse: no legend
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins, two stars above.
Exergue: SMTSE (Thessalonica mint, fifth officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 187; VM 2
2.46g; 18.7mm; 180°
Pep
ConstplsVIIThes188or230.jpg
330-337 AD - Constantinopolis Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 188 or 230 - Victory on Prow Reverse30 viewsConstantinopolis Issue
Date: 330-337 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE4

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS
Constantinople
Bust left; laureated helmet, wearing imperial cloak, reversed spear

Reverse: no legend
Victory standing left on prow with spear, shield.
Exergue: SMTSE (Thessalonica mint, fifth officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 188 or 230; VM 3
1.44g; 16.0mm; 330°
Pep
VrbsVIIThes187or229_2.jpg
330-337 AD - Urbs Roma Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 187 or 229 - She-Wolf and Twins Reverse57 viewsUrbs Roma Issue
Date: 330-333 AD or 336-337 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Size: AE4

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
City of Rome
Bust left; helmeted, wearing imperial cloak

Reverse: no legend
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins, two stars above.
Exergue: SMTSE (Thessalonica mint, fifth officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 187 or 229; VM 2 or 6a
1.76g; 16.4mm; 180°
Pep
33007.jpg
33007 Constantine I/Campgate13 viewsConstantine I, AD 326-328.
Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG,
laureate head right.
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG,
campgate, six layers, two turrets, star above.
Dot in right field.
SMTS Gamma in Exergue
Mint Thessalonica 19.2mm 2.0g
RIC VII Thessalonica 153.
Rated C3
Blayne W
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33008 Valens/Gloria Romanorvm3 viewsValens/Gloria Romanorvm 33008
Obv: DN VALEN-S PF AVG,
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIA RO-MANORVM,
Emperor walking right, head left, holding labarum, dragging captive behind him.
Star in left field, star over A in right field.
TES in Exergue
Mint:Thessalonica 18.1mm 2.3g
RIC IX Thessalonica 26b, type xvii.
Blayne W
VrbsVIIThes229.jpg
336-337 AD - Urbs Roma Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 229 - She-Wolf and Twins Reverse32 viewsUrbs Roma Issue
Date: 336-337 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE4

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
City of Rome
Bust left; helmeted, wearing imperial cloak

Reverse: no legend
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins, two stars above.
Exergue: SMTSE (Thessalonica mint, fifth officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 229; VM 6a
1.59g; 16.3mm; 0°
Pep
VrbsVIIThes187or229.jpg
336-337 AD - Urbs Roma Issue - RIC VII Thessalonica 229 - She-Wolf and Twins Reverse - 2nd Example43 viewsUrbs Roma Issue
Date: 336-337 AD
Condition: Fine
Size: AE4

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
City of Rome
Bust left; helmeted, wearing imperial cloak

Reverse: no legend
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins, two stars above.
Exergue: SMTSE (Thessalonica mint, fifth officina)

RIC VII Thessalonica 229; VM 6a
1.47g; 16.1mm; 195°
Pep
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33778 viewsConstans 337-350 AD
AR light miliarensis
Obv "FL IVL CONSTANS PF AVG"
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "TRIVMFATOR GENTIVM BARBARARVM"
Emperor standing left, resting on shield andholding labarum
Thessalonica mint
RIC 92
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CtVIIIThes100or101.jpg
337-350 AD - Constans - RIC VIII Thessalonica 100 or 101 - VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN33 viewsEmperor: Constans (r. 337-350 AD)
Date: 347-348 AD
Condition: aFine
Size: AE4

Obverse: CONSTANS - P F AVG
Constans Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; rosette-diademed (maybe laureate too?), draped and cuirassed

Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN
The victories of our Lords and Emperors.
Two Victories facing each other, each holding a wreath and a palm branch.
Exergue: SMTSA (Thessalonica mint, first officina)

RIC VIII Thessalonica 100 or 101; VM 57
1.39g; 16.5mm; 15°
Pep
CtVIIIThes120.jpg
337-350 AD - Constans - RIC VIII Thessalonica 120 - FEL TEMP REPARATIO29 viewsEmperor: Constans (r. 337-350 AD)
Date: 348-350 AD
Condition: Fine
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG
Our Lord Constans Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: FEL TEMP - REPARATIO
The restoration of happy times.
Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on the banner; in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship.
Exergue: TESΓ (Thessalonica mint, third officina)

RIC VIII Thessalonica 120; VM 61
2.31g; 19.4mm; 0°
Pep
CsIIVIIIThes56.jpg
337-361 AD - Constantius II - RIC VIII Thessalonica 056 - GLORIA EXERCITVS48 viewsEmperor: Constantius II (r. 337-361 AD)
Date: 337-340 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Size: AE4

Obverse: CONSTANTI-VS P F AVG
Constantius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; laureate and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORI-A EXER-CITVS
Glory of the Army.
Two helmeted soldiers facing, heads turned towards each other; each holds an inverted spear and rests on a shield; between them, a standard.
Exergue: SMTS? (Thessalonica mint, unknown officina)

RIC VIII Thessalonica 56; VM 76
1.46g; 16.3mm; 180°
Pep
CsIIVIIIThes56_2.jpg
337-361 AD - Constantius II - RIC VIII Thessalonica 056 - GLORIA EXERCITVS - 2nd Example43 viewsEmperor: Constantius II (r. 337-361 AD)
Date: 337-340 AD
Condition: VF
Size: AE4

Obverse: CONSTANTI-VS P F AVG
Constantius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; laurel and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS
Glory of the Army.
Two helmeted soldiers facing, heads turned towards each other; each holds an inverted spear and rests on a shield; between them, a standard.
Exergue: SMTSΓ (Thessalonica mint, third officina)

RIC VIII Thessalonica 56; VM 76
1.95g; 16.0mm; 345°
Pep
CSIIVIIIThes99.jpg
337-361 AD - Constantius II - RIC VIII Thessalonica 099 - VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN38 viewsEmperor: Constantius II (r. 337-361 AD)
Date: 347-348 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE4

Obverse: CONSTANTI-VS P F AVG
Constantius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; laurel and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN
The victories of our Lords and Emperors.
Two Victories facing each other, each holding a wreath and a palm branch.
Exergue: SMTS? (Thessalonica mint, unknown officina)

RIC VIII Thessalonica 99; VM 81
1.68g; 16.0mm; 0°
Pep
CsIIVIIIThes182.jpg
337-361 AD - Constantius II - RIC VIII Thessalonica 182 - FEL TEMP REPARATIO30 viewsEmperor: Constantius II (r. 337-361 AD)
Date: 350-355 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Size: AE2

Obverse: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
Our Lord Constantius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed
"Δ" behind bust

Reverse: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
The restoration of happy times.
Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman, shield on ground right. Horseman turns to face soldier, and extends left arm. "II" in left field.
Exergue: *TSA (Thessalonica mint, first officina)

RIC VIII Thessalonica 182; VM 100
3.50g; 22.3mm; 150°
Pep
CsIIVIIIThes189.jpg
337-361 AD - Constantius II - RIC VIII Thessalonica 189 - FEL TEMP REPARATIO28 viewsEmperor: Constantius II (r. 337-361 AD)
Date: 350-355 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
Our Lord Constantius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: FEL TEMP - REPARATIO
The restoration of happy times.
Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman, shield on ground right, horseman turns to face soldier and extends left arm.
"Δ?" in left field
Exergue: SMTS (Thessalonica mint, fourth? officina)

RIC VIII Thessalonica 189; VM 100
1.70g; 17.7mm; 210°
Pep
CsIIVIIIThes211.jpg
337-361 AD - Constantius II - RIC VIII Thessalonica 211 - FEL TEMP REPARATIO30 viewsEmperor: Constantius II (r. 337-361 AD)
Date: 355-358 AD
Condition: aFine
Size: AE4

Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
Our Lord Constantius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: FEL TEMP - REPARATIO
The restoration of happy times.
Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman, shield on ground to right, horseman leans forward and clasps horse's neck.
Exergue: SMTS? (Thessalonica mint, unknown officina)

RIC VIII Thessalonica 211; VM 100
1.33g; 15.1mm; 195°
Pep
CsIIVIIIThes213.jpg
337-361 AD - Constantius II - RIC VIII Thessalonica 213 - SPES REIPVBLICE27 viewsEmperor: Constantius II (r. 337-361 AD)
Date: 355-361 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE4

Obverse: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
Our Lord Constantius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: SPES REI-PVBLICE
Hope of the Republic.
Emperor, helmeted and in military dress, standing left, holding spear and globe.
Exergue: SMTSΓ (Thessalonica mint, third officina)

RIC VIII Thessalonica 213
1.80g; 16.3mm; 135°
Pep
CsIIVIIIThes99_2.jpg
337-361 AD - Constantius II - RIC VIII Thessalonica 99 - VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN - 2nd Example43 viewsEmperor: Constantius II (r. 337-361 AD)
Date: 347-348 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE4

Obverse: CONSTANTI-VS P F AVG
Constantius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; laurel and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN
The victories of our Lords and Emperors.
Two Victories facing one another, each holding a wreath and a palm branch.
Exergue: SMTS? (Thessalonica mint, unknown officina)

RIC VIII Thessalonica 99; VM 81
1.93g; 16.9mm; 345°
Pep
35a-Constantine-The-222.jpg
35a. Constantine: Thessalonica.33 viewsAE 3/4. 335 - 337, Thessalonica mint.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG / Diademed bust of Constantine.
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS / Two soldiers, each holding spear and shield, one standard between them.
Mint mark: SMTSA
1.52 gm., 17 mm.
RIC #222; LRBC #845; Sear #16369.
Callimachus
ValensIXThes27(b)xii.jpg
364-378 AD - Valens - RIC IX Thessalonica 27(b)[xii] - SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE31 viewsEmperor: Valens (r. 364-378 AD)
Date: 367-375 AD
Condition: Fine
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN VALEN-S PF AVG
Our Lord Valens Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: SECVRITAS - REIPVBLICAE
The Republic is safe.
Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
"●/Γ" in left field
Exergue: TES (Thessalonica mint, third officina)

RIC IX Thessalonica 27(b)[xii]; VM 49
3.14g; 19.4mm; 330°
Pep
GrIXThes31xxxviii.jpg
367-383 AD - Gratian - RIC IX Thessalonica 31[xxxviii] - GLORIA ROMANORVM28 viewsEmperor: Gratian (r. 367-383 AD)
Date: 375-378 AD
Condition: VF
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG
Our Lord Gratian Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Glory of the Romans.
Emperor advancing right, with right hand dragging captive and holding labarum in left hand.
"V | * / Γ" in field
Exergue: TES (Thessalonica mint, third officina)

RIC IX Thessalonica 31[xxxviii]; VM 43
2.25g; 19.0mm; 150°
Pep
ValIIIXThes62(a).jpg
375-392 AD - Valentinian II - RIC IX Thessalonica 62(a) - GLORIA REIPVBLICE36 viewsEmperor: Valentinian II (r. 375-392 AD)
Date: 384-387 AD
Condition: Very Fine
Size: AE4

Obverse: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG
Our Lord Valentinian Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: GLORIA REI-PVBLICE
Glory of the Republic.
Camp Gate.
"B" in left field
Exergue: TES (Thessalonica mint, second officina)

RIC IX Thessalonica 62(a) - new officina
2.02g; 13.1mm; 150°
Pep
ArcIXThes61(c).jpg
383-408 AD - Arcadius - RIC IX Thessalonica 61(c) - VIRTVS AVGGG36 viewsEmperor: Arcadius (r. 383-408 AD)
Date: 384-388 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE3

Obverse: DN ARCAD-IVS PF AVG
Our Lord Arcadius Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: VIRTVS - AVGGG
The Emperors are militarily virtuous.
Emperor standing left, head right, on ship, holding phoenix on globe and standard. His right foot on captive; Victory on helm.
"" in left field.
Exergue: TES (Thessalonica mint, third officina)

RIC IX Thessalonica 61(c); VM 34
2.53g; 17.7mm; 135°
Pep
antonia_AE17_RPC1582.jpg
41-54 AD - ANTONIA AE16 of Thessalonica - struck under Claudius 29 viewsobv: ANTWNIA (draped bust right, hair tied in queue down neck)
rev: TECCALO-NEIKEWN (Nike on globe left, holding wreath and palm)
ref: RPC 1582, SNG ANS 840
mint: Thessalonica, Macedonia
4.74 gms, 16 mm
Very rare - original green patina

Antonia was daughter of Marc Antony and Octavia, wife of Nero Claudius Drusus, sister-in-law of Tiberius, mother of Claudius, and grandmother of Caligula.
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41-54 AD - CLAUDIUS & AUGUSTUS AE21 of Thessalonica - struck under Claudius29 viewsobv:TI KLAY KAICAP CEBACTOC GEP (laureate head of Claudius left)
rev: TEOC CEBACTOC TECCALONEIKEWN (radiate head of Augustus right)
ref: RPC 1578, SNG ANS 842, BMC Macedonia -; SNG Copenhagen -
mint: Thessalonica, Macedonia
8.19 gms, 21 mm
Rare

Under the Roman Empire, Thessalonica became the capital city of the Roman province of Macedonia (146 BCE). Paul wrote the epistles to the Thessalonians, from Corinth in 51 AD.
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410. Licinius I43 viewsFlavius Galerius Valerius Licinianus Licinius (c. 250 - 325) was Roman emperor from 308 to 324.

Of Dacian peasant origin, born in Moesia Superior, Licinius accompanied his close friend the Emperor Galerius on the Persian expedition in 297. After the death of Flavius Valerius Severus, Galerius elevated Licinius to the rank of Augustus in the West on November 11, 308. He received as his immediate command the provinces of Illyricum, Thrace and Pannonia.

On the death of Galerius, in May 311, Licinius shared the entire empire with Maximinus Daia, the Hellespont and the Bosporus being the dividing line.

In March 313 he married Flavia Julia Constantia, half-sister of Constantine, at Mediolanum (now Milan), the occasion for the jointly-issued "Edict of Milan" that restored confiscated properties to Christian congregations though it did not "Christianize" the Empire as is often assumed, although it did give Christians a better name in Rome. In the following month (April 30), Licinius inflicted a decisive defeat on Maximinus at Battle of Tzirallum, after Maximinus had tried attacking him. He then established himself master of the East, while his brother-in-law, Constantine, was supreme in the West.

In 314 his jealousy led him to encourage a treasonable enterprise in favor of Bassianus against Constantine. When his actions became known, a civil war ensued, in which he was first defeated at the battle of Cibalae in Pannonia (October 8, 314), and next some 2 years later (after naming Valerius Valens co-emperor) in the plain of Mardia (also known as Campus Ardiensis) in Thrace. The outward reconciliation left Licinius in possession of Thrace, Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt, but he later added numerous provinces to Constantine's control.

In 324 Constantine, tempted by the "advanced age and unpopular vices" of his colleague, again declared war against him, and, having defeated his army at the battle of Adrianople (July 3, 324), succeeded in shutting him up within the walls of Byzantium. The defeat of the superior fleet of Licinius by Flavius Julius Crispus, Constantine’s eldest son, compelled his withdrawal to Bithynia, where a last stand was made; the battle of Chrysopolis, near Chalcedon (September 18), resulted in his final submission. He was interned at Thessalonica under a kind of house arrest, but when he attempted to raise troops among the barbarians Constantine had him and his former co-emperor Martinianus assassinated.

O: IMP LICINIVS AVG; Emperor, facing left, wearing imperial mantle, holding mappa and globe.
R: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG; Jupiter standing left holding Victory; palm to left, epsilon in right field, SMN in exergue. Sear 3804, RIC Nicomedia 24 (Scarce), Failmezger #278. Remarkable detail on this nicely silvered Late Roman bronze, ex Crisp Collection.

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44351-Constantine/Campgate7 viewsConstantine I Campgate
Obv:CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Rev:PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
SMTS Gamma in Exergue Dots in top row and dot right
Mint: Thessalonica 19.5mm 2.6g

RIC VII Thessalonica 154; Sear 16254

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5) Octavian and Antony13 viewsMark Antony & Octavian
Æ 28 Sestertius
Macedon, Thessalonica

Draped bust of Eleutheria right / Nike advancing left, holding wreath, palm branch.

RPC 1551; SNG Cop 374. Fine
RM0015
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501. Constantine I Campgate Thessalonica17 viewsCONSTAN-TINVS AVG
PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG

RIC VII Thessalonica 169 R1
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501. Constantine I IOVI CONSERVATORI Thessalonica12 viewsConstantine I Thessalonica IOVI CONSERVATORI
10 views
RIC VII Thessalonica 19 R1
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501. Constantine I Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS 16 viewsCONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG
GLORI-A EXER-CITVS
SMTS Delta
RIC VII Thessalonica 222 var (officina) S
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501. Constantine I Thessalonica Victory Advancing15 viewsRIC VII Thessalonica 60 R4
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501. Constantine I Thessalonica VIRTVS EXERCIT26 viewsCONSTA-NTINVS AVG
VIRTVS-EXERCIT
RIC VII Thessalonica 75 R3

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501a. Fausta47 viewsFausta Flavia Maxima was the daughter of the Roman Emperor Maximianus. To seal the alliance between them for control of the Tetrarchy, Maximianus married her to Constantine I in 307.

It is suspected that Fausta was fiercely anti-Christian and plotting the Roman empire's return to paganism behind her husband's back. Although the real reasons are not clear, Constantine eventually put her to death along with Crispus, his eldest son by a previous marriage to Minervina, in 326. Eusebius of Caesarea suspected step-mother and step-son to be lovers to each other.

Her sons became Roman Emperors: Constantine II reigned 337 - 340, Constantius II reigned 337 - 361, and Constans reigned 337 - 350. Variety of sources, of more or less reliability, attest that she bore daughters Constantina, Helena and Fausta. Of these, Constantina married her cousins, firstly Hannibalianus and secondly Gallus Caesar, and Helena married Emperor Julian. Apparently a genealogical claim that her daughter Fausta became mother of Emperor Valentinian I is without foundation (Valentinian I and children of Constantine I's second marriage were born in years close to each other, i.e they were of the same generation).

Fausta, wife of Constantine I. 325-326 AD. Æ Follis

OBVERSE: FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG, mantled bust right
REVERSE: SPES REIP-VBLICAE, Spes standing facing, looking left, head veiled, holding two children in her arms
19mm - 3.1 grams

RIC VII Thessalonica 161 R3

Sear 3903
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501b. Crispus VIRTVS EXERCIT Thessalonica10 viewsRIC VII Thessalonica 77 R2
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501b. Crispus VIRTVS EXERCIT Thessalonica5 viewsRIC VII Thessalonica 77 R2

Ex-Varangian

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502. Constantine II Campgate Thessalonica22 viewsRIC VII Thessalonica 157 C3
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502. Constantine II Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS14 viewsCONSTANTI-NVS PF AVG
GLORI-A EXER-CITVS
SMTSA

RIC VIII Thessalonica 55 C2
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502. Constantine II Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS20 viewsCONSTANTI-NVS PF AVG
GLORI-A EXER-CITVS
SMTSB, dot on banner
RIC VIII Thessalonica 55 C2


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502. Constantine II Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS16 viewsCONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS
SMTSB
RIC VII Thessalonica 184 C3

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502. Constantine II Thessalonica Vota5 viewsCONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM

RIC VII Thessalonica 128

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502. Constantine II Thessalonica Vota10 viewsRIC VII Thessalonica 122 c1

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503. Constans Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS14 viewsFL CONSTANS NOB CAES
GLORI-A EXER-CITVS
SMTS delta


RIC VII Thessalonica 226 R4
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coins214.JPG
503. Constans Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS16 viewsCONSTANS-PF AVG
GLORI-A EXER-CITVS
SMTSA

RIC VIII Thessalonica 57 c2
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504. Constantius II Campgate Thessalonica14 viewsFL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS
SMTSB

VII Thessalonica 158 C3
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504. CONSTANTIUS II Thessalonica Campgate10 viewsThessalonica RIC 158, s
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504. Constantius II Thessalonica FEL TEMP8 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO

Thessalonica 189 C
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504. CONSTANTIUS II Thessalonica GLORIA EXERCITVS10 viewsRIC VII Thessalonica 224 R1 with SMTS gamma

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508. Julian II VOTA Sirmium9 viewsSirmium

Sirmium was one of the oldest cities in Europe. Archaeologists have found a trace of organized human life dating from the 5000 BC.

When the Romans conquered the city in the 1st century BC, Sirmium already was a settlement with a long tradition.

In the 1st century, Sirmium gained a status of a colony of the citizens of Rome, and became a very important military and strategic location in Pannonia province. The war expeditions of Roman emperors Traian, Marcus Aurelius, and Claudius II, were prepared in Sirmium.

In 103, Pannonia was split into two provinces: Upper Pannonia and Lower Pannonia, and Sirmius became the capital city of Lower Pannonia.

In 296, Diocletian operated a new territorial division of Pannonia. Instead of previous two provinces, there were four new provinces established in former territory of original province: Pannonia Prima, Pannonia Valeria, Pannonia Savia and Pannonia Secunda. Capital city of Pannonia Secunda was Sirmium.

In 293, with the establishment of tetrarchy, the Roman Empire was split into four parts; Sirmium become one of the four capital cities of Roman Empire, the other three being Trier, Mmediolanum, and Nicomedia. During the tetrarchy, Sirmium was the capital of emperor Galerius. With the establishment of praetorian prefectures in 318, the capital of the prefecture of Illyricum was Sirmium. Sirmium was capital of this prefecture until 379, when the prefecture was divided politically into Eastern and Western Illyricum. The western part (including Sirmium) was included into prefecture of Italia. The eastern part of Illyricum remained a separate prefecture with the capital in Thessalonica.

The city also was an important Christian centre. Several Christian councils were held in Sirmium.

008. Julian II Sirmium

RIC VIII Sirmium 108 ASIRM???

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565-578 AD, Justin II and Sophia13 viewsAe half follis; 20mm; 5.16g

DN IVSTINVS PP AVG
Justin on left, Sophia on right, seated facing on double throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross
on globe, Sophia holding scepter

ANNO in left field, cross/Large K, II/III
TES in exergue

SB366, MIB 70
Robin Ayers
57- Galerius Posthumous.JPG
57- Galerius Posthumous104 viewsAE Follis, 311 AD, Thessalonica mint.
Obv: DIVO MAXIMIANO, Veiled head right.
Rev: MEM DIVI MAXIMIANI, Eagle surmounting domed shrine with closed doors, (Gamma) in right field. SMTS in exergue.
23mm , 4.9gm
RIC 48 variant, Very Rare!
2 commentsjdholds
641-668 Constans II S1023-25.jpg
641-668 Constans II - follis from Thessalonica23 viewsBust of Constans II facing, holding cross on globe
Busts of Constantine IV, Heraclius and Tiberius around M , exergue : Θ

Sear 1023-1025
Ginolerhino
John_Comenus-Ducas_Sear_2208.jpg
75. John Comenus-Ducas, Kingdom of Thessalonica20 viewsKingdom of Thessalonica.
John Comenus-Ducas
AE 17mm small module trachy
1237-1244 AD.

O: IC-XC to left and right of Christ, bust facing

R: IW.., John, no beard, half length figure, standing, holding labarum-headed sceptre and akakia.

SB 2208; DOC 23.

ID'ed with help from FORVM member OrthdoxCoins. Thanks!
Sosius
45-Licinius-I-The-59.jpg
92 Licinius I: Thessalonica follis.16 viewsFollis, 312 - 313 AD, Thessalonica mint.
Obverse: IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG / Laureate bust of Licinius.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN / Jupiter standing, chlamys over left shoulder, holding Victory on globe, leaning on sceptre. Eagle with wreath in its beak at feet.
Mint mark: . TS . Γ .
3.19 gm., 24 mm.
RIC #59; PBCC #873; Sear #15251.
Callimachus
94-Constantine-4.JPG
94-Constantine The Great -4-S24 viewsAE Follis, 307-337 AD, Thessalonica mint.
Obv: IMP C VAL CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter facing with Victory on globe and sceptre. Eagle at feet with wreath in beak.
22mm, 3.4gm.
RIC VI 58, Rare.
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Theta.jpg
A strange "theta" device?17 viewsA panorama of two microscopic images of the reverse of
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-147634

What looks like a "theta" is probably just a dot inside an oval. UPD: found a mention of this variation in one of the catalogs, indeed some of the Caesar Constans coins from Thessalonica have "dot inside o" device.
Yurii P
Follis Maximino II RIC Thessalonica 32a.jpg
A116-02 - MAXIMINO II Como Filius Augustorum (Hijo de los Augustos) (Oct./308 - 309 D.C.)31 viewsAE Follis 24 mm 6.0 gr.
Sobrino de Galerio.

Anv: "MAXIMINVS FIL AVGG" - Cabeza laureada, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GENIO CAESARIS" - Genio de pié a izquierda, desnudo salvo modius en la cabeza y chlamys colgando desde su hombro izquierdo, portando patera en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido, de la que cae cierto líquido y cornucopia en izquierda. "·SM·TS·" en exergo, "*" en campo izquierdo y "Δ" en campo derecho.

Acuñada 308 - 309 D.C.
Ceca: Thessalonica (Off.4ta.)
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Thessalonica) #32a Pag.514 - Cohen Vol.VII #42 Pag.146 - DVM #12 var Pag.283 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #7531.b. Pag.83
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Follis Licinio I RIC Thessalonica 60A.jpg
A119-25 - LICINIO I (308 - 324 D.C.)30 viewsAE Follis 23 mm 3.2 gr.

Anv: "IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG" - Busto laureado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN" - Júpiter desnudo de pié a izquierda, su manto (Chlamys) colgando de su hombro izquierdo, portando Victoriola en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y un largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda. Aguila con una corona en el pico parada a sus piés, a izquierdo con la cabeza vuelta hacia Júpiter. "·TS·A·" en exergo.

Acuñada 312 - 313 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Tessalonica) #60 Pag.519 - Cohen Vol.VII #124 Pag.201 - DVM #16 Pag.286 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8010.b. Pag.139
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Follis Licinio I RIC Thessalonica 60D.jpg
A119-27 - LICINIO I (308 - 324 D.C.)29 viewsAE Follis 22 x 21 mm 3.1 gr.

Anv: "IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG" - Cabeza laureada, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN" - Júpiter desnudo de pié a izquierda, su manto (Chlamys) colgando de su hombro izquierdo, portando Victoriola en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y un largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda. Aguila con una corona en el pico parada a sus piés, a izquierdo con la cabeza vuelta hacia Júpiter. "·TS·Δ·" en exergo.

Acuñada 312 - 313 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.4ta.)
Rareza: R

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Tessalonica) #60 (No listada esta Officina) Pag.519 - Cohen Vol.VII #126 Pag.201 - DVM #16 Pag.286 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8010.b. Pag.139
mdelvalle
Follis Constantino I RIC VI Thessalonica 61b_G.jpg
A121-06 - Constantino I "El Grande" (307 - 337 D.C.)65 viewsAE Follis 24 x 23 mm 3.5 gr.

Anv: "IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG" - Busto laureado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG N N" - Júpiter desnudo de pié a izquierda, su manto (Chlamys) colgando de su hombro izquierdo, portando Victoriola en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y un largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda. Aguila con una corona en el pico parada a sus piés a izquierda con la cabeza vuelta hacia Júpiter. "·TS·Γ·" en exergo.

Acuñada 312 - 313 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.3ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Thessalonica) #61b Pag.519 - Cohen Vol.VII #309 Pag.264 - DVM #48 var Pag.290 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8138.b.2. Pag.153
mdelvalle
Follis Constantino I RIC VI Thessalonica 61b_E.jpg
A121-06b - Constantino I "El Grande" (307 - 337 D.C.)45 viewsAE Follis 24 x 22 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG" - Busto laureado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG N N" - Júpiter desnudo de pié a izquierda, su manto (Chlamys) colgando de su hombro izquierdo, portando Victoriola en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y un largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda. Aguila con una corona en el pico parada a sus piés a izquierda con la cabeza vuelta hacia Júpiter. "·TS·Ε·" en exergo.

Acuñada 312 - 313 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.5ta.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Thessalonica) #61b Pag.519 - Cohen Vol.VII #309 Pag.264 - DVM #48 var Pag.290 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8138.b.2. Pag.153
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Follis Constantino I RIC VII Thessalonica 19.jpg
A121-10 - Constantino I "El Grande" (307 - 337 D.C.)50 viewsAE Follis reducido 21 x 20 mm 2.1 gr.

Anv: "IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG" - Busto laureado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IOVI CONSERVATORI" - Júpiter desnudo de pié a izquierda, su manto (Chlamys) colgando de su hombro izquierdo, portando Victoriola en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y un largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda. Aguila con una corona en el pico parada a sus piés a izquierda con la cabeza vuelta hacia Júpiter. "·TS·B·" en exergo.

Acuñada 317 - 318 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.2da.)
Rareza: R1

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #19 Pag.501 - Cohen Vol.VII #289 Pag.260 - DVM #NO LISTADA - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8139.b. Pag.153
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Centenional Constantino I RIC VII Thessalonica 153.jpg
A121-27 - Constantino I "El Grande" (307 - 337 D.C.)48 viewsAE3 Centenional 18 mm 3.6 gr.

Anv: "CONSTAN-TINVS AVG" - Cabeza laureada, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG" - Puerta de campamento, sin puertas ni ventanas, dos torres, " * " arriba, seis capas de piedras. "SMTSε" en exergo y "·" en campo derecho.

Acuñada 326 - 328 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.5ta.)
Rareza: C3

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #153 Pag.518 - Cohen Vol.VII #454 Pag.281 - DVM #85 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8271.g. Pag.168
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Centenional Constantino I RIC VII Thessalonica 123.jpg
A121-40 - Constantino I "El Grande" (307 - 337 D.C.)52 viewsAE3 Centenional 18 mm 3.5 gr.

Anv: "CONSTANTINVS AVG" - Cabeza laureada, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG" - Leyenda "VOT XX" en dos líneas dentro de una corona de laureles. "TSAVI' " en exergo.

Acuñada 324 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C3

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #123 Pag.513 - Cohen Vol.VII #123 Pag.242 - DVM #79 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8269.f. Pag.168
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Centenional Constantino I RIC VII Thessalonica 198.jpg
A121-68 - Constantino I "El Grande" (307 - 337 D.C.)63 viewsAE3 Centenional 18 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG" - Busto con diadema rosetada, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORI-A EXER-CITVS" - Dos Soldados de pié enfrentados, sosteniendo un escudo y una lanza vertical invertida cada uno. Entre ellos DOS estandartes. "SMTSA" en exergo.

Acuñada 335 - 336 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: R2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #198 Pag.526 - Cohen Vol.VII #254 Pag.258 - DVM #93 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8276.g. Pag.169 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3886
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Centenional Constantino I RIC VII Thessalonica 222.jpg
A121-74 - Constantino I "El Grande" (307 - 337 D.C.)47 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 16 x 18 mm 1.5 gr.

Anv: "IMP CONSTANTINVS M[AX AVG]" - Busto con diadema rosetada, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORI-A EXER-[CITVS]" - Dos Soldados de pié enfrentados, sosteniendo un escudo y una lanza vertical invertida cada uno. Entre ellos UN estandarte. "SMTSA" en exergo.

Acuñada 336 - 337 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #222 Pag.529 - Cohen Vol.VII #243 Pag.257 - DVM #94 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8277.g. Pag.170 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3887
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Centenional Conmemorativa RIC VII Tessalonica 187E.jpg
A121B-07 - Acuñaciones Conmemorativas Roma - Constantinopla55 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 19 x 18 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: "VRBS ROMA" - Busto de Roma vistiendo yelmo coronado y con penacho de pluma y manto imperial, viendo a Izquierda.
Rev: "ANEPIGRAFA" (Sin Leyenda) - Loba madre parada a izquierda dando de mamar a Romulo y Remo, a quienes mira. Dos estrellas sobre la loba. "SMTSε" en exergo.

Acuñada 330 - 333 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C3

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #187 Pag.524 - Cohen Vol.VII #17 Pag.330 - DVM #2 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8305.g. Pag.174 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3894
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Centenional Conmemorativa RIC VII Tessalonica 188D.jpg
A121B-14 - Acuñaciones Conmemorativas Roma - Constantinopla43 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 18 x 17 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: "CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS" - Busto de Constantinopla vistiendo yelmo laureado y con penacho de pluma y coraza bajo manto imperial. Con Cetro sobre su hombro izquierdo, viendo a Izquierda.
Rev: "ANEPIGRAFA" (Sin Leyenda) - Victoria de pié a izquierda sobre la proa de una galera, portando lanza en brazo derecho y escudo en izquierdo. "SMTSΔ" en exergo.

Acuñada 330 - 333 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.4ta.)
Rareza: C3

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #188 Pag.524 - Cohen Vol.VII #21 Pag.326 - DVM #2 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8310.g. Pag.174 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3890
mdelvalle
Centenional Constantino II RIC VII Thessalonica 171.jpg
A128-11 - Constantino II Como Cesar de Constantino I (316/7 - 337 D.C.)34 viewsAE3 Centenional 19 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C" - Busto laureado, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a izquierda.
Rev: "PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS" - Puerta de campamento, sin puertas ni ventanas, dos torres, " * " arriba, siete filas de piedras, la superior decorada con arcos y puntos. "SMTS" en exergo y "Δ" en campo derecho.

Acuñada 328 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.4ta.)
Rareza: R2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #171 Pag.521 - Cohen Vol.VII #165 Pag.384 - DVM #38 Pag.295 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8442.n.2. Pag.189
mdelvalle
Centenional Constantino II RIC VII Cyzicus 112A.jpg
A128-24 - Constantino II Como Cesar de Constantino I (316/7 - 337 D.C.)38 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 18 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C" - Busto laureado, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS" - Dos Soldados de pié enfrentados, sosteniendo un escudo y una lanza vertical invertida cada uno. Entre ellos DOS estandartes. "SMTSA" en exergo.

Acuñada 330 - 333 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: R5

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #184 Pag.524 - Cohen Vol.VII #122 Pag.378 - DVM #45 Pag.296 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8444.g. Pag.189 - Sear RCTV (1988)#3951
mdelvalle
Centenional Constante RIC VIII Thessalonica 101B.jpg
A129-35 - Constante (337 - 350 D.C.)42 viewsAE4 Centenional reducido 17 x 15 mm 1.7 gr.

Anv: "CONSTANS - P F AVG" - Busto con diadema rosetada, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN" - Dos Victorias de pié enfrentadas portando sendas coronas de laureles. "SMTSB" en exergo y " · " en campo centro.

Acuñada 347/8 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.2da.)
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Thessalonica) #101 Pag.411 - Cohen Vol.VII #176 Pag.431 - DVM #57 Pag.297 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8591.g. Pag.206 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3971
mdelvalle
Maiorina Constante RIC VIII Thessalonica 122A.jpg
A129-50 - Constante (337 - 350 D.C.)40 viewsAE2 Maiorina ó Centenional 23 x 22 mm 4.7 gr.

Anv: "DN CONSTA-NS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha. "A" detrás del busto.
Rev: "FEL TEMP - REPARATIO" - El Emperador con vestimentas militares de pié a izquierda en la proa de una galera, portando Victoriola en mano derecha y Labarum (estandarte militar) con "CHI RO" en la bandera, en mano izquierda. La galera es timoneada por la Victoria sentada a popa. "T SA *" en exergo y "A" en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada 348 - 350 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Thessalonica) #122 Pag.412 - Cohen Vol.VII #11 Pag.406 - DVM #62 Pag.297 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8593.g.2. Pag.206 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3974 - LRBC #1649
mdelvalle
Centenional Constancio II RIC VII Thessalonica 200G.jpg
A130-12 - Constancio II Como Cesar de Constantino I (324 - 337 D.C.)42 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 18 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: "FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C" - Busto laureado, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORI-A EXER-CITVS" - Dos Soldados de pié enfrentados, sosteniendo un escudo y una lanza vertical invertida cada uno. Entre ellos DOS estandartes. "SMTSΓ" en exergo.

Acuñada 335/6 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.3ra.)
Rareza: R1

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #200 Pag.526 - Cohen Vol.VII #104 Pag.456 - DVM #72 Pag.299 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8475.g. Pag.193 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3986
mdelvalle
Centenional Constancio II RIC VII Thessalonica 158B.jpg
A130-20 - Constancio II Como Cesar de Constantino I (324 - 337 D.C.)31 viewsAE3 Centenional 18 mm 3.6 gr.

Anv: "FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C" - Busto laureado, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS" - Puerta de campamento, sin puertas ni ventanas, dos torres, " * " arriba, siete filas de piedras, la superior decorada con arcos y puntos. "SMTSB" en exergo.

Acuñada 326 - 328 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.2da.)
Rareza: C3

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #158 Pag.519 - Cohen Vol.VII #168 Pag.465 - DVM #70 Pag.299 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8473.f. Pag.192
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Centenional Constancio II RIC VIII Thessalonica 56G_1.jpg
A130-34 - Constancio II (337 - 361 D.C.)47 viewsAE4 Centenional Reducido 16 mm 1.8 gr.

Anv: "CONSTANTI - VS P F AVG" - Busto laureado y con diadema rosetada, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORI- A EXER-CITVS" - Dos Soldados de pié enfrentados, sosteniendo un escudo y una lanza vertical invertida cada uno. Entre ellos UN estandarte. "SMTSΓ" en exergo.

Acuñada 337 - 340 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.3ra.)
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Thessalonica) #56 Pag.407 - Cohen Vol.VII #101 Pag.455 - DVM #76 Pag.299 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8651.g. Pag.189 - Sear RCTV (1988)#3998 - LRBC #855
mdelvalle
Centenional Constancio II RIC VIII Thessalonica 102G.jpg
A130-40 - Constancio II (337 - 361 D.C.)28 viewsAE4 Centenional reducido 16 x 15 mm 1.5 gr.

Anv: "CONSTAN[TI]-VS P F AVG" - Busto laureado y con diadema rosetada, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN" - Dos Victorias de pié enfrentadas portando sendas coronas de laureles. "SMTSΓ" en exergo y "Hoja de palma" en campo centro.

Acuñada 347/8 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.3ra.)
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Thessalonica) #102 Pag.411 - Cohen Vol.VII #293 Pag.484 - DVM #81 Pag.299 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8656.g. Pag.213 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3999 - LRBC #862
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A130-41 - Constancio II (337 - 361 D.C.)39 viewsAE4 Centenional reducido 15 mm 1.5 gr.

Anv: "CONSTANTI-VS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema rosetada, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN" - Dos Victorias de pié enfrentadas portando sendas coronas de laureles. "SMTSΔ" en exergo y "Hoja de palma" en campo centro.

Acuñada 347/8 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.4ta.)
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Thessalonica) #103 Pag.411 - Cohen Vol.VII #293 Pag.484 - DVM #81 Pag.299 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8656.g. Pag.213 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3999 - LRBC #862
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Centenional Constancio II RIC VIII Thessalonica 211A.jpg
A130-72 - Constancio II (337 - 361 D.C.)41 viewsAE3 Maiorina reducida ó 1/2 Centenional 14 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: "DN CONSTAN- TIVS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FEL TEMP REPARATIO" - Soldado con yelmo a derecha, portando escudo en brazo izquierdo, alancea con derecha a un jinete caido quien lo mira y extiende su brazo izquierdo hacia él. "SMTSA" en exergo y "M" en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada 355 - 361 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Thessalonica) #208 Pag.421 - Cohen Vol.VII #48 Pag.447 - DVM #100 Pag.300 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8668.h. Pag.215 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4010
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A130-73 - Constancio II (337 - 361 D.C.)31 viewsAE3 Maiorina reducida ó 1/2 Centenional 17 mm 2.3 gr.

Anv: "DN CONST[AN- T]IVS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FEL TEMP [REP]ARATIO" - Soldado con yelmo a derecha, portando escudo en brazo izquierdo, alancea con derecha a un jinete caido que tiene gorro/yelmo puntudo, lo mira y extiende su brazo izquierdo hacia él. "SMTS" en exergo y "ε" en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada 354 - 355 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.5ta.)
Rareza: C3

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Thessalonica) #198 Pag.419 - Cohen Vol.VII #48 Pag.447 - DVM #100 Pag.300 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8667.h.1. Pag.215 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4010
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A134-02 - Constancio Galo Como Cesar de Constancio II (351 - 354 D.C.)40 viewsAE2 Maiorina ó Centenional 20 x 19 mm 3.5 gr.

Anv: "[DN] CONSTANTI - VS NOB CAES" - Busto a cabeza desnuda, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FEL TEMP R[E-PAR]ATIO" - Soldado con yelmo a derecha, portando escudo en brazo izquierdo, alancea con derecha a un jinete caido que porta diadema, lo mira y extiende su brazo izquierdo hacia él. "TSε" en exergo y " · S · " en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada 353 - 354 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.5ta.)
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Thessalonica) #186 Pag.419 - Cohen Vol.VIII #7 Pag.32 - DVM #4 Pag.303 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8808.i. Pag.226 - LRBC #1680
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A135-04 - Juliano II Como Cesar de Constancio II (355 - 360 D.C.)40 viewsAE3 Maiorina ó Centenional 16 x 15 mm 2.1 gr.

Anv: "[DN CL IVLIANVS] NOB CAES" - Busto a cabeza desnuda, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "FEL TEMP [REPA]RATIO" - Soldado con yelmo a derecha, portando escudo en brazo izquierdo, alancea con derecha a un jinete caido que porta un gorro en punta, lo mira y extiende su brazo izquierdo hacia él. "SMTSε" en exergo y " M " en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada 355 - 356 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.5ta.)
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Thessalonica) #210 Pag.421 - Cohen Vol.VIII #13 Pag.45 - DVM #26 Pag.304 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8832.g. Pag.229 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4063 - LRBC #1685
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A135-32 - Juliano II (360 - 363 D.C.)56 viewsAE1 Doble maiorina 28x27 mm 7.4 gr.

Anv: "DN FL CL IVLI - ANVS P F AVG" - Busto diademado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "SECVRITAS REI PVB" – Toro a la derecha, viendo al frente, arriba de la cabeza dos estrellas. "(Palma)TES Γ•" en exergo.

Este reverso puede representar al toro Ápis (Dios solar, de la fertilidad, y posteriormente de los muertos, en la mitología egipcia) una imagen de culto perdida que se redescubrió durante el reinado de Juliano II. Éste es el último tipo pagano en la acuñación romana.

Acuñada: 3 Nov. 361 – 26 Jun. 363 D.C.
Ceca: Thesalonica (Off.3ra.)
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Thessalonica) #224 Pag.423 - Cohen Vol.VIII #38 Pag.48 - DVM #25 Pag.304 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8914.f Pag.234 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4072 – LRBC #1695 – O.Voetter “Die münzen der romischen Kaiser vsw, von Diocletianus bis zum Romulus. Katalog der Sammlung Gerin” (Vienna, 1921) #4
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A138-06 - Valente (364 - 378 D.C.)88 viewsAE3 Centenional 17 x 16 mm 2.5 gr.

Anv: "DN VALEN-S P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORIA RO-MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente avanzando a derecha, arrastrando por los pelos a un prisionero con el brazo derecho y portando un Labarum (Estandarte), con el signo Chi-Ro en su bandera, en su mano izquierda. "TESΓ" en exergo.

Acuñada 364 - 367 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.3ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Thessalonica) #16b Pag.176 tipo i - Cohen Vol.VIII #11 Pag.103 - DVM #46 Pag.309 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9076.h.1. Pag.273 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4117
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A138-07 - Valente (364 - 378 D.C.)67 viewsAE3 Centenional 16 x 15 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: "DN VALEN-S P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORIA RO-MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente avanzando a derecha, arrastrando por los pelos a un prisionero con el brazo derecho y portando un Labarum (Estandarte), con el signo Chi-Ro en su bandera, en su mano izquierda. "TES" en exergo, "Corona" en campo izquierdo y "B" en campo derecho.

Acuñada 367 - 375 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.2da.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Thessalonica) #26b Pag.178 tipo xx - Cohen Vol.VIII #11 Pag.103 - DVM #46 Pag.309 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9076.h.2. Pag.274 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4117
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Centenional Valente RIC IX Thessalonica 27b, type xii.jpg
A138-16 - Valente (364 - 378 D.C.)40 viewsAE3 Centenional 18 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "DN VALEN-S P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE" - Victoria avanzando a izquierda, portando una corona en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y una hoja de palma en la izquierda. "TES" en exergo y " · / Δ " en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada 367 - 375 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.4ta.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Thessalonica) #27b Pag.178 tipo xii (Officina Δ NO LISTADA) - Cohen Vol.VIII #47 Pag.110 - DVM #49 Pag.308 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9077.h. Pag.274 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4118
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Centenional Graciano RIC IX Thessalonica 26c, type xv.jpg
A140-20 - Graciano (367 - 383 D.C.)56 viewsAE3 Centenional 18 x 17 mm 1.7 gr.
Hijo mayor y Co-Augusto de Valentiniano I

Anv: "DN GRATIANVS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GLORIA RO-MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente avanzando a derecha, arrastrando por los pelos a un prisionero con el brazo derecho y portando un Labarum (Estandarte), con el signo Chi-Ro en su bandera, en su mano izquierda. "TES" en exergo y " * / B " en campo derecho.

Acuñada 367 - 375 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.2da.)
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Thessalonica) #26c Pag.178 tipo xv - Cohen Vol.VIII #23 Pag.129 - DVM #43 Pag.310 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9124.g. Pag.278 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4142
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2 Nummi Honorio RIC X Thessalonica 395.jpg
A149-12 - Honorio (393 - 423 D.C.)65 viewsAE3 Doble Nummi 14 mm 2.3 gr.
Hijo menor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias occidentales.

Anv: "DN H[ONORI - VS] PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha. " * " detrás del busto.
Rev: "GLORIA - ROMA - NORUM" Leyenda tipo A - Los dos emperador vestidos militarmente de pié de frente, viendo cada uno al otro, el derecho (Teodosio II) es mas pequeño, ambos portando lanza y descansando sobre su escudo. "TESA ó B ó Γ" en exergo. Estimo la ceca en función de la división en la leyenda del reverso Tipo A, única Tessalonica con esta leyenda.

Acuñada 408 - 423 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.Incierta) Acuñación Oriental de su Sobrino Teodosio II en su nombre.
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.X (Thessalonica) #395 Pag.271 - DVM #39 Pag.318 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9436.a. Pag.305 - Cohen Vol.VIII #26 Pag.181 - Carson #1876
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AD 348-351 Constans - Two victories66 viewsCONSTANS-PFAVG - Laureate, draped and curaissed bust right.
VICTORIAEDDAVGGGNN - Two victories facing each holding wrea6th and palm branch. SMTSA in exe

Thessalonica, Ric 100, 1.95 gms, 180 degrees, 348-351 AD
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AE follis Constans II SB 1023-5 18 viewsObverse: Bust of Constans facing with long beard earing plumed helmet possibly ornamented with cross not seen on this coin. Holding gl cr in field to rt K.
Reverse: Large M surmounted by facing bust of Constantine IV, to L., facing bust of Heraclius and that of Tiberius to r. each with crown and chlamys and gl cr . ex Theta
Mint: Thessalonica?
Date: 641-668 CE
SB 1023 or 1015 if Helmet of Contans has cross(1023) or without cross (1025)
13mm/18mm 4.95 gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 369, regnal yr 5 (H)20 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr 5 (delta) TES below, above cross
Date: 574/5 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
20mm 4.88 gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 36526 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Helmeted and cuir, bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield, sometimes with cross in field to r.
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr (II) TES below
Date: 566/7 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 365 DO 38-40
19mm 5.05gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 36628 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr (E or U for 5) TES below
Date: 569/70 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
23mm 5.93 gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 36630 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr (X) TES below, above theta, cross, C
Date: 574/5 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
23mm 5.93 gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 36619 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr 5 (E or U) TES below, above theta, cross, C
Date: 569/7 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
17mm 5.23 gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 366 yr1013 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr 10 (X) TES below, above theta, cross, C
Date: 574/5 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
20mm 5.91 gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 366 yr1117 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr 11 (XI) TES below, above theta, cross, C
Date: 575/6 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
20mm 4.66 gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 366 yr1113 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sce