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Roman coins of the Constantinian Era
St. Helena, Augusta, 8 November 324 - c. 330 A.D., Mother of Constantine the Great

|Helena|, |St.| |Helena,| |Augusta,| |8| |November| |324| |-| |c.| |330| |A.D.,| |Mother| |of| |Constantine| |the| |Great||centenionalis|NEW
In 326 A.D., Constantine I reorganized the Roman army in smaller units classified into three grades: palatini, (imperial escort armies); comitatenses, (forces based in frontier provinces) and limitanei (auxilia border troops).
RL112886. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Heraclea p. 551, 79 (S); LRBC I 873; SRCV IV 16613; Cohen VII 12; Hunter V -, Choice aVF, centered, green patina, weight 2.355 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 325 - 326 A.D.; obverse FL HELENA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right; reverse SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE (security of the Republic), Securitas standing half left, veiled head left, branch downward in right hand, raising pallium with left hand, SMHB in exergue; $65.00 SALE PRICE $59.00


St. Helena, Augusta, 8 November 324 - c. 330 A.D., Mother of Constantine the Great

|Helena|, |St.| |Helena,| |Augusta,| |8| |November| |324| |-| |c.| |330| |A.D.,| |Mother| |of| |Constantine| |the| |Great||centenionalis|NEW
RIC extends the date of this last 'Providentiae' emission into 330. However, it is very likely that there was a break of at least a year between the 'PROVIDENTIAE' and 'GLORIA' emissions in every mint. Moreover, Helena passed away in late 328 or early 329, and there is no indication that these coins for her are posthumous (the star is part of the mint mark). Ramskold would date this emission to no later than early 329.
RL113346. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Heraclea p. 551, 110 (R3); LRBC I 873; SRCV IV 16613; Cohen VII 12; Hunter V -, VF, centered, some silvering, flow lines, scratches, porosity, weight 2.612 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 180o, 5th officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 329 - 330 A.D.; obverse FL HELENA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right; reverse SECVRITAS REI PVBLICE, Securitas standing slightly, veiled head left, branch in right hand, star right, SMHE in exergue; ex Leu 42 (12 Jul 2023), lot 5342; ex Dr. L. Ramskold Collection (formed since 1969); very rare; $110.00 (103.40)


Crispus, Caesar, 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.

|Crispus|, |Crispus,| |Caesar,| |1| |March| |317| |-| |326| |A.D.||centenionalis|NEW
In 320, Crispus, the eldest son of Constantine I, led a victorious campaign against the Franks, assuring twenty years of peace along the Rhine frontier. He established his residence in Augusta Treverorum (modern Trier), the capital of Germania.
RL111924. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Thessalonica p. 512, 121; SRCV IV 16774; Cohen VII 47; Hunter V 69, Choice gVF, full legends, dark green patina, light earthen deposits, flow lines, weight 3.347 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 180o, 4th officina, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 320 - 321 A.D.; obverse FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; reverse CAESARVM NOSTRORVM (our prince), VOT / X in two lines with wreath, wreath tied at the bottom and closed at the top with a star, TSΔVI in exergue; from the Michael Arslan Collection; $100.00 SALE PRICE $80.00


Crispus, Caesar, 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.

|Crispus|, |Crispus,| |Caesar,| |1| |March| |317| |-| |326| |A.D.||centenionalis|NEW
In 320, Crispus, the eldest son of Constantine I, led a victorious campaign against the Franks, assuring twenty years of peace along the Rhine frontier. He established his residence in Augusta Treverorum (modern Trier), the capital of Germania.
RL113301. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Thessalonica p. 512, 121; SRCV IV 16774; Cohen VII 47; Hunter V 69, VF, dark patina, weight 2.827 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 135o, 4th officina, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 320 - 321 A.D.; obverse FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; reverse CAESARVM NOSTRORVM (our prince), VOT / X in two lines with wreath, wreath tied at the bottom and closed at the top with a star, TSΔVI in exergue; $70.00 SALE PRICE $56.00


Crispus, Caesar, 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.

|Crispus|, |Crispus,| |Caesar,| |1| |March| |317| |-| |326| |A.D.||centenionalis|NEW
In 326, Constantine ordered the execution of his son, Crispus Caesar. Constantine's second wife and Crispus' stepmother, Fausta, accused Crispus of attempting to seduce her. After learning Fausta lied to eliminate Crispus as a rival to her own sons, Constantine had Fausta suffocated in a hot bath.
SL113479. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Ticinum p. 381, 170 (R1); LRBC I 482; SRCV V 16785; Cohen VII 67; Hunter V -, NGC VF, strike 5/5, surface 1/5 (2775400-001), weight 2.77 g, maximum diameter 18 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 324 - 325 A.D.; obverse CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse DOMINOR NOSTROR CAESS (our two lord princes), VOT / X in two lines, crescent below X, all within wreath, tied at the bottom and decorated with a jewel at the top, PT in exergue; from a Virginia Collector; NGC| Lookup; $130.00 SALE PRICE $117.00


Crispus, Caesar, 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.

|Crispus|, |Crispus,| |Caesar,| |1| |March| |317| |-| |326| |A.D.||centenionalis|NEW
In 321, Constantine expelled the Goths from the Danube frontier and repaired Trajan's Bridge. He lead an expedition into the old province Dacia (modern Romania) and made peace with the barbarians.
RL113783. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Aquileia p. 404, 89 (R1); Hunter V p. 230, 55; Cohen VII p. 342, 31; SRCV IV 16749, Choice VF, centered, dark patina, light deposits, weight 2.775 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Aquileia mint, 321 A.D.; obverse CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse CAESARVM NOSTRORVM (our prince), VOT / V in two lines within wreath, center dot, wreath tied at the bottom and closed with a jewel at the top, AQS in exergue; rare; $80.00 SALE PRICE $54.00


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

|Constantine| |the| |Great|, |Constantine| |the| |Great,| |Early| |307| |-| |22| |May| |337| |A.D.||follis|NEW
This follis type with T - F divided across the field and PTR in the exergue appears to have been struck at Trier for an extraordinarily long period, from 310 to 315 A.D., at two different weight standards. The earlier, heavier standard, which averaged 4 - 5 grams, was likely struck from 310 to 313 A.D. The later, lighter standard, which averaged 3.5 grams, did not include Maximinus Daza. It was likely struck in 313, after Constantine and Licinius broke off relations with the Eastern ruler, to perhaps as late as 315 A.D. Weights vary from the standards sometimes making it difficult to distinguish the date of a particular coin. This coin could be from the later issue.
RL111915. Billon follis, RIC VI Treveri p. 227, 870, Hunter V 36 (5.43g) & 37 (4.57g), SRCV IV 16060, Cohen VII 530, Choice EF, centered on a round flan, slight porosity, flow lines, rev. die wear, rev. center a little weak, weight 4.007 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 310/313 - 313/315 A.D.; obverse IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse SOLI INVICTO COMITI (to the unconquered Sun, minister [of the Emperor]), Sol standing slightly left, radiate, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and left arm, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, globe in left hand, T- F flanking at sides, PTR in exergue; $100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00


Delmatius, Caesar, 18 September 335 - mid 337 A.D.

|Delmatius|, |Delmatius,| |Caesar,| |18| |September| |335| |-| |mid| |337| |A.D.||reduced| |centenionalis|NEW
In 334 A.D., Delmatius put down a revolt in Cyprus led by the usurper Calocaerus. He brought the usurper as a prisoner to his uncle, who consigned him to the flames.
RL111923. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VII Cyzicus 133 (R5), LRBC I 1269, SRCV IV 16900, Cohen VII 8, VF/F, attractive highlighting earthen deposits (desert patina), weight 1.563 g, maximum diameter 16.2 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 336 - 337 A.D.; obverse FL IVL DELMATIVS NOB C, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right; reverse GLORIA EXERCITVS (glory of the army), two soldiers standing facing, flanking one standard in center, heads confronted, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded shield, SMKB in exergue; from the Michael Arslan Collection; very rare ; $160.00 SALE PRICE $144.00


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

|Constantine| |the| |Great|, |Constantine| |the| |Great,| |Early| |307| |-| |22| |May| |337| |A.D.||centenionalis|NEW
In Coins of the Roman Empire, p. 239, Robert Carson suggest that, "Constantine felt obliged to match the Licinian 6-scrupula standard of his folles and this indeed may be the significance of the number VI attached to the signature of the mint of Thessalonica." In Roman Coins and Their Values IV, p. 477, David Sear notes, "However, this fails to explain the numeral VII which occurs on some issues."
RL111925. Billon centenionalis, Hunter V p. 198, 283 (also 5th officina); RIC VII Thessalonica p. 513, 123 (R2); SRCV IV 16221; Cohen VII 123, Choice aEF, well centered, green patina, flow lines, light earthen deposits,, weight 3.543 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 150o, 5th officina, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 324 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT / XX in two lines within wreath, TSEVI in exergue; $120.00 SALE PRICE $108.00


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

|Constantine| |the| |Great|, |Constantine| |the| |Great,| |Early| |307| |-| |22| |May| |337| |A.D.||centenionalis|NEW
This type was issued again in 328 - 329 A.D., but with a pearl-diademed bust.
RL112732. Billon centenionalis, Hunter V p. 204, 330 (also 1st officina); RIC VII Nicomedia p. 615, 90; LRBC I 1073; SRCV IV 16257; Cohen VII 454, Choice VF, well centered, dark patina, weight 3.847 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, 324 - 325 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse PROVIDENTIA AVGG (the foresight of the two emperors), campgate with two towers, star above, SMNA in exergue; $90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00











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