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Offline Staceystocking

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Coin ID
« on: June 15, 2016, 04:25:41 PM »
Hi, can anyone help me identify this coin please? Trying to get as much info as possible. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Coin ID
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 04:42:36 PM »
Hello Stacey,

Your coin is Constantine I and was minted in Trier, Germany in A.D. 319

Constantine I
A.D. 319
CONSTANTINVS AVG; helmeted and cuirassed bust right.
VICTORIAE LAET PP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR  on altar. 
in ex. STR 
RIC VII Trier 209   

The pictures are a little out of focus, so I am not sure if your coin might be unofficial. If so, that means it was struck at the same time, just not by the Roman government, but by locals, probably because of a money shortage. I have a page about this- http://www.constantinethegreatcoins.com/barb2/

I just saw your second set of pictures and I am more inclined to believe that it is an unofficial issue. There may also be a dot in front of the STR in the exergue, but I can't be sure.

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Re: Coin ID
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 04:56:50 PM »
Thank you very much Victor, that's very helpful! x