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Roman Imitatives

Ruler(s)/ Period: Constantine I
Denomination: Imitating an AE3 of Arles (if official)
Date of Issue: after 322 AD
Obverse: Laureate head right "CONSTANTINVS AVG"
Reverse: "VOT/XX" in wreath."N. CONSTANTINI MAX. AVG.", "S*AR" in exergue
Reference: Imitating RIC VII 252
Weight: 2.8 gms
Diameter: 18.5 mm


The reverse legend is misspelled - the D is missing from D(ominor) N(ostror). This coin comes from the Killingholme hoard, which was discovered by metal detectorists in 1993 near the village of Killingholme, which is situated on the south bank of the Humber estuary, near to the modern Immingham docks. The find consisted of approximately 3700 Constantinian bronze reduced Follis, mainly from mints in the Western empire and predominately struck in the A.D. 320's and early 330's. It also produced many imitatives.

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