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CONSTANTINOPOLIS from Lyons with fancy shield
« on: December 22, 2014, 07:38:38 PM »
I enjoy finding examples of coins with elements that elevate them from the normal common types that they would otherwise be. This CONSTANTINOPOLIS has a finely engraved shield that is a nice contrast to the usual ones which mainly consist of just ovals with a dot in center, often with beaded borders.

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Re: CONSTANTINOPOLIS from Lyons with fancy shield
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2014, 05:19:35 AM »
Very nice, much more '3 dimensional' than usual!

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Re: CONSTANTINOPOLIS from Lyons with fancy shield
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2014, 06:14:24 AM »
Great!
This shield sometimes called Macedonian shield is strangely representing c. 50% of the RIC.246 issue.
http://www.nummus-bible-database.com/rechercher-une-monnaie.htm?page=1&personnages=15&ateliers=13&collections=&vendeurs=&motscles=&numric=247&numnbd=&legendes=&nombreResultats=50&btRechercher=Rechercher

There is a rarer type for this shield, it is Arles 374.
http://www.nummus-bible-database.com/monnaie-20039.htm
http://www.nummus-bible-database.com/monnaie-33587.htm

It sometimes appears on Procopius' coinage and severian coinage.


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Re: CONSTANTINOPOLIS from Lyons with fancy shield
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 02:41:10 PM »
here's another similar example of this shield