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Constantine the Great, 319-320 A.D.
The reverse legend abbreviates, Victoriae Laetae Principium Perpertua, which translates, "Joyous victory to the eternal Prince." VOT P R on the shield abbreviates, Vota Populi Romani, which translates, "Vows (prayers) of the Roman people."
RL86822. Billon centenionalis
; RIC VII
does not list any Constantine I
issues for the short LAET reverse legend
F, well centered
, attractive desert patina
, 1st officina
, France) mint, weight
2.601g, maximum diameter
19.6mm, die axis
, 319 - 320 A.D.; obverse
CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head
right; reverse VICTORIAE
LAET PRINC PERP
(joyous eternal victories of the prince), two Victories standing facing each other, together holding shield
with inscribed VOT / P R in two lines, shield
resting on altar
(ornamented with rhombus pellet in center?), PARL in exergue
; from the Beast Coins VLPP
Collection, ex Keith Metzer Collection (2006), the only specimen known to Forum
; extremely rare
Catalog current as of Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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