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Author Topic: CONSTANTIUS II AS CAESAR - GLORIA EXERCITVS - REVERSE C over left shoulder?  (Read 67 times)

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Offline sinnb-sinnb

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Hi, has anyone seen this obverse before, where there are a reverse C over left shoulder?
or is it just a part of the crusade, that I have not seen before?
What do you think?

size: 17,3 mm

Weight: 2,35 g

SISCIA mint.

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Offline Lech Stępniewski

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Sometimes it is even stranger, when the engraver miscalculated the space needed for obverse legend and the last letter is placed already on the portrait.
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Offline sinnb-sinnb

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The text on the coin would then be:

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C C, as I understand it, is that correct?
I have never seen the legend end with NOB C C, so that is also odd.

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I read only one C:

Offline sinnb-sinnb

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It is the C over the shoulder I ask for not the C in the text around.

But finding another picture, I now see, that it is a part of the the Crusade, or something hanging down from behind.

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something hanging down from behind.

Now I get it. What you recognized as letter "C" is in fact a loop to attach the paludamentum.
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