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COTD / Constantine I VIRTVS EXERCIT from Trier with consular bust and trophy of arms
« Last post by Victor on October 17, 2017, 01:20:02 PM »
I bought this lot because of the top right coin, a Constantine I consular bust with trophy of arms  RIC VII Trier 281

the trophy type of the VIRTVS coins is rarer than the ones with a standard and the consular bust is even rarer-- so doubly rare.

Fakes / more fakes from amorcoins
« Last post by Victor on October 14, 2017, 02:35:16 PM »
these fakes are well-known and amorcoins is notorius for selling fakes, but these are different because of the flans. The striking process has given them a bit of a bowl shape, which makes them look even less genuine. The patina is not too bad though.

Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: LRB lot quiz
« Last post by Victor on October 14, 2017, 12:03:45 PM »
The Claudius II posthumous coin issued by Constantine was a nice bonus in this lot.

Constantine issued this coin as he was making claims that Claudius II was his ancestor.

Claudius II
Posthumous issue
A.D. 317- 318
15mm   2.0gm
DIVO CLAVDIO OPT IMP; veiled head right.
MEMORIAE AETERNAE; Eagle standing right, head left.
In ex. RS
RIC VII Rome 112

Unofficial coinage / Magnetius and Decentius from Lyons
« Last post by Victor on October 13, 2017, 01:42:11 PM »
Here are two nice unofficial coins from Lyons.
Unlisted / Constantine II campgate from Rome
« Last post by Victor on October 11, 2017, 01:11:15 PM »

RIC only lists workshop Q

Constantine II
A.D. 318- 319
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
VIRTV-S AVGG; camp gate with three turrets and no doors; P-R across fields.
in ex. RS
RIC VII Rome 173
Unlisted / Constantine I SOLI INVICTO from London
« Last post by Victor on October 10, 2017, 02:15:47 PM »
This coin is not in RIC; but it should come after London 76. Several examples are already known, and it is in the London mint book by Cloke & Toone.

Constantine I
A.D. 316
CONSTANTINVS P AG; laureate and trabeate bust left.
SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI; Sol stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, raising r. hand, globe in l.; S-P across fields.
In ex. MSL
RIC VII London—; Cloke & Toone 8.07.020
History / Re: Ancient sources referencing specific coins
« Last post by Victor on October 09, 2017, 11:14:19 AM »
"Licinius did not accept the gold coinage on which Constantine emblazoned his victory against the Sarmatians, but melted it down and converted it to other uses, giving no answer to those who faulted him with regard to this than that he did not wish foreign affairs to have a place in domestic business."

Petrus Patricius (circa A.D. 500- 565) The Lost History of Peter the Patrician  F 208
Thanks Victor. It excludes some hypothesis.
Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Constantine I SOL INVICTO coins without a mintmark
« Last post by Victor on October 08, 2017, 10:34:36 AM »
Constantine was in Trier in the early part of 316, until around March, when he was in Cabillonum (Chalon-sur-Saône), Vienne in May, Arles in August, probably Verona in September, and then the Battle of Cibalae in October and the rest of 316- 317 he was in the East. So anything connected specifically to Trier would have to be those early months of 316.

Identification / Re: Constantine vot xxx, rome
« Last post by tenbobbit on October 08, 2017, 10:06:06 AM »
Many thanks GPR.
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