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Germanic Tribes - Vandals, Goths, Gepids, Lombards, and Other Barbarian Invaders
Germanic Tribes, Pseudo-Imperial Coinage, Mid 4th - Early 5th Century A.D.

|Germanic| |Tribes|, |Germanic| |Tribes,| |Pseudo-Imperial| |Coinage,| |Mid| |4th| |-| |Early| |5th| |Century| |A.D.|, |AE| |20|
This type was minted by and used as currency by tribes outside the Roman Empire. It copied a Roman type issued under Constantine the Great. Some imitative coins of this type are very similar to the Roman prototypes and some are very crude. This coin is closer to the Roman style than many but the illiterate imitations of legends are made up entirely of N's.
ME89938. Bronze AE 20, For possible prototype see RIC VII Siscia 61 (Roman, official, Constantine the Great, 319 A.D.), VF, overstruck on an official Constantine [II?] (the head of Constantine and part of the legend are visible on the reverse), weight 2.180 g, maximum diameter 20.3 mm, die axis 270o, tribal mint, Mid 4th - Early 5th Century A.D.; obverse helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine the Great right, spear in right hand over right shoulder, shield on left shoulder; reverse two Victories standing confronted, together holding shield over altar; $90.00 SALE |PRICE| $81.00
 


Germanic Tribes, Pseudo-Imperial Coinage, Mid 4th - Early 5th Century A.D.

|Germanic| |Tribes|, |Germanic| |Tribes,| |Pseudo-Imperial| |Coinage,| |Mid| |4th| |-| |Early| |5th| |Century| |A.D.|, |AE| |19|
This type was minted by and used as currency by tribes outside the Roman Empire. It copied a type issued under Constantine the Great from the Siscia mint.
RL89624. Bronze AE 19, for prototype cf. RIC VII Siscia 59 ff. (Roman, Constantine the Great, Siscia mint, 319 A.D.), VF, near black patina, some porosity, obverse slightly off center, minor edge splt, weight 3.437 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 180o, tribal mint, mid 4th - early 5th century A.D.; obverse IMP CONSTANTINVS MAX AG (blundered), laureate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Constantine the Great right; reverse VICTORI LAETAE PIIC PERP (blundered), two Victories standing confronted, together holding shield inscribed VOT / P R (vows of the Roman people) (blundered) over altar, retrograde SIS in exergue; ex Beast Coins VLPP Collection; $65.00 SALE |PRICE| $58.50
 


Germanic Tribes, Pseudo-Imperial Coinage, Mid 4th - Early 5th Century A.D.

|Germanic| |Tribes|, |Germanic| |Tribes,| |Pseudo-Imperial| |Coinage,| |Mid| |4th| |-| |Early| |5th| |Century| |A.D.|, |AE| |21|
This type was minted by and used as currency by tribes outside the Roman Empire. It copied a type struck under Vetranio in the name of Constantius II.
RL94454. Bronze AE 21, cf. RIC VIII Siscia 284 (S), LRBC II 1171, SRCV V 18903 (official, billon maiorina, issued by Vetranio for Constantius II, 1 Mar - 25 Dec 350), F, a little rough and porous, very irregular flan shape, weight 3.625 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 45o, Germanic tribal mint, 350 - early 5th century A.D.; obverse pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, Z(?) behind, blundered legend imitating D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG; reverse emperor holding two standards ornamented with blundered Christograms, blundered legend imitating CONCORDIA MILITVM; $60.00 SALE |PRICE| $54.00
 







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