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Constantine I GLORIA EXERCITVS from Arles...engraving problem
« on: August 20, 2017, 04:07:15 PM »
The obverse legend on this coin shows that the engraver had some difficulty. Notice the last letter in the legend, G of AVG, has been lowered and is a bit smaller, in an attempt to fit it all in. A neat coin that shows somebody had a rough day at work. I have seen a few examples where the end G almost blends into the bust, but this is the first example I can remember seeing that just lowered the G.

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Re: Constantine I GLORIA EXERCITVS from Arles...engraving problem
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 06:04:46 PM »
nice coin.  Is it going on ebay or Vcoins for sale?

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Re: Constantine I GLORIA EXERCITVS from Arles...engraving problem
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 06:38:47 PM »
I will be listing it on Vcoins in a few weeks.

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Re: Constantine I GLORIA EXERCITVS from Arles...engraving problem
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 09:15:24 PM »
Victor,

Looks like I also have one with lower G but not as nice as yours.  In Lincoln NE we had a pretty good view of the eclipse though a bit hazy.  On TV it looked like Nashville was a little cloudy.
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Re: Constantine I GLORIA EXERCITVS from Arles...engraving problem
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 09:53:00 PM »
Mark, it looks like the same guy engraved them.

We had a good view of the eclipse, there were some clouds, but they did not interefere with the viewing.