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CONSTANS, as Caesar. Thessalonica 32 viewsObv. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. GLORI-A EXER-CITVS, two soldiers standing vis--vis, each holding spear and hand on shield resting on the ground; a standard between them; SMTSΔ.
References: RIC VII 201; LRBC 845.
18mm, 2.02 grams.
2 commentsCanaan09/11/18 at 15:06Yurii P: This seems to be RIC VII 201, since there are two ...
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CONSTANS, as Caesar. Thessalonica34 viewsObv. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. GLORI-A EXER-CITVS, two soldiers standing vis--vis, each holding spear and hand on shield resting on the ground; a standard between them; SMTSΔ.
References: RIC VII 226; LRBC 845.
17mm, 1.98 grams.
3 commentsCanaan09/11/18 at 15:01Yurii P: This seems to be RIC VII 226, since the obverse le...
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EB0002 Celtic Face / Horse25 viewsCeltic billon stater , 58-56 BC
Obverse: Head right.
Reverse: Horse and rider right.
Weight: 6.36 g
Notes (courtesy of Yurii P):
This seems to be class II stater of Unelli (group N of series Z in John Hooker's classification) -- imitation of Coriosolite staters by a neighboring Armorica tribe. Just like other billon staters of this type it was probably minted c. 58-56 BC, before or during Viridovix stand off with Roman invaders of Julius Caesar. http://www.writer2001.com/exp0012.htm
1 commentsEB08/21/18 at 17:52Yurii P: This seems to be class II stater of Unelli (group ...
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DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG (the 2nd) / FEL TEMP REPARATIO AE3/4 follis (337-361 A.D.)36 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right/ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman in Phrygian helmet, who is reaching backwards. Mintmark SMHΔ (or A) in exergue.

AE3/4, 16-16.5+mm, 1.95g, die axis 12 (medal alignment), material: bronze/copper-based alloy

DN = Dominus Noster = Our Lord, P F AVG = Pius Felix Augustus = the pius (dutiful) and fortunate (happy) emperor, FELicium TEMPorum REPARATIO (or FELicis TEMPoris REPARATIO) = re-establishment of the happy times, SMH = Sacra Moneta Heraclea, officina #1 (alpha) or #4 (delta). Heraclea is now Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey.

Despite the second part of the obverse legend being almost lost, this can only be Constantius II: a Constans' coin would have had a break after DN CONSTA- and a Constantius Gallus' one wouldn't have had a pearl-diademed bust. Also, the last letters of the legend seem to be VG. Factoring in the Phrygian helmet and the reaching back stance of the horseman, very clear H in the mintmark (Heraclea) and absence of any field marks, we can conclude that this must be a variety of RIC VIII Heraclea 90 type. This type should be 17-19mm in size, which is also consistent with this coin. Some sources remark that the fallen horseman type was introduced by Constans and Constantius only in 348, so this coin can be dated 348-361 A.D.

Constantius II (caesar 324-, augustus 337-361), see more info at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-147501
2 commentsYurii P07/03/18 at 16:59Yurii P: Thanks! Me too, it looks like a delta. But all the...
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