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Kent, J. P. C. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Volume X, The Divided Empire and the Fall of the Western Parts, AD 395 - 491. (London, 1994).


Alexandria       ALE
Aquileia           AQ, AQOB, AQPS, AQ over COM, SMAQ
Arelate             CON, CONST, KON, KONSTAN, SMKAP
Constantinopolis  C, CP, CON, CNCM, CONS, CONCM, CONOB, CONSP, OB over CONS
Cyzicus            SMK, KV
Heraclea          SMH
Londinium-Augusta  AVG, AVGOB, AVGPS
Lugdunum      LVG, LVGPS, SMLAP, LP over COM
Mediolanum   MD, MED, MDOB, MDPS, SMMED, MD over COM, MD over COMOB, COM
Nicomedia      SMN, NIK
Roma              R, R-M, SMR, ROMA, SMROM, ROMOB
Sirmium          SIRM, SIROB, SMSPV, SM over COMOB
Siscia              SIS, SISC, SISCP, SISCPS, SMSISC
Treveri            SMTR, TR, TROB,TRPS, TR over COM, TR over COM



       B:    the effigy is bearded
F:    the effigy is facing
L:    the effigy faces to the left
*:    star behind bust
+:   cross on helmet or over bust
h:   crowned by the Hand of God (manus dei)
m:   medium-sized bust
n:    without jewel at front of diadem
s:    small bust

1:    the effigy is Bareheaded
2:    Laureate
3:    Pearl-diademed
4:    Rosette-diademed
5.    Laureate and rosetted

Effigies are assumed to be in profile facing r. unless otherwise stated.

A:    Head.

B:    Bust, diademed, draped and cuirassed, raising r. hand & holding victory on globe in l.

C:    Bust to I., diademed. wearing consular robes, holding mappa in r. hand, sceptre in l.
        a. sceptre is eagle-tipped.           b. sceptre is cruciform.

D:    Bust draped and cuirassed.

F:     Female bust, diademed, draped, wearing necklace and earrings.
a. Chi-Rho on shoulder.               b. cross on shoulder.

FF:   Similar, but facing, with spiked head-dress and cross rising from front jewel of diadem.

FC: Female bust facing, diademed, with triangular projections above the pearls. With necklace and earrings, wearing consular robes.

G:    Helmeted bust, diademed. draped and cuirassed.

H:    Helmeted bust, diademed, cuiassed, spear pointing forward, shield with
a. Horseman and enemy motif. b. plain.

J:     Helmeted bust. diademed, draped and currassed, spear pointing forward in r. hand, shield bearing Chi-Rho on I. arm.
a. diadem ends with triple spray.
b. trefoil.
c. plain jewel.

KF: Helmeted bust facing, diademed, cuirassed, spear in r. hand held over r. shoulder behind head, on l. arm decorated shield.
a. Horseman rides down enemy.
b. Victory facing, holding two wreaths.
c. Victory stg. l. on prow, holding wreath. resting I. hand on shield.
d. Victory stg. I., with two captives.
e. Cross.

LF:   as KF, but Christogram on cuirass; shield with Horseman and enemy motif.

MF: Helmeted bust facing. diademed, draped and cuirassed, spear in r. hand held over r. shoulder behind head, shield slung behind I. shoulder.

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