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Roman Commemoratives, 307 - 361 A.D.

Constantine the Great and his sons issued small bronze coins commemorating the old capital, Rome, and the new capital, Constantinople, to symbolize the equality of the two cities and the new importance of Constantinople to the empire. On this page we also list consecration commemoratives issued by Constantine and his sons.

City of Constantinople Commemorative, 333 - 335 A.D.

|Commemoratives|, |City| |of| |Constantinople| |Commemorative,| |333| |-| |335| |A.D.||reduced| |centenionalis|
Constantinople commemoratives minted by the actual city of Constantinople mint are much scarcer than those minted by other Eastern mints.
RL111904. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VII Constantinople 63 (R5); LRBC I 1009; SRCV IV 16473; Cohen VII 21; Hunter V -, aVF, well centered, dark brown patina, porous, weight 2.538 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 0o, 7th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 333 - 335 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINOPOLI, laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, wearing imperial cloak, scepter (reversed) over left shoulder; reverse Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right hand, resting left hand on grounded shield, CONSZ in exergue; ex TMC (Tom Maus Coins, Johnson City, NY); $100.00 (92.00)


Lot of 5 Roman Empire Bronze Coins - City of Rome Commemoratives, 330 - 346 A.D.

|Commemoratives|, |Lot| |of| |5| |Roman| |Empire| |Bronze| |Coins| |-| |City| |of| |Rome| |Commemoratives,| |330| |-| |346| |A.D.||Lot|
Five different mints: Antioch (SMANZ), Nicomedia (SMNΓ), Cyzicus (SMKB), Heraclea (SMHE), and Thessalonica (SMTSE). SM beginning the mintmarks abbreviates Sacra Moneta. Mints were considered sacred and associated with the goddess Juno Moneta. The early Roman mint was located in the temple of Juno. The final letter indicates the mint workshop number: 1 (A), 2 (B), 3 (Γ), 4 (∆), or 5 (E).
LT87358. Bronze Lot, 5 city of Rome commemorative bronze reduced centenionales, 16.4 - 18.8 mm, all choice VF, with highlighting "desert" patina, 330 - 346 A.D.; no identification, no tags or flips, the lot is the actual coins in the photograph; SOLD







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OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

CONSTANTINOPOLI
CONSTANTINOPOLIS
POPROMANVS
ROMA
VRBSROMA
VRBSROMABEATA


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