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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Valentinian ii vot V mvlt X
« Last post by Victor on January 19, 2018, 06:42:18 PM »
Sometimes you might not be able to find a picture of your coin online. This is because there are many, many thousands of coins in RIC and quite a few unlisted.
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Valentinian ii vot V mvlt X
« Last post by tenbobbit on January 19, 2018, 06:24:30 PM »
Thanks for the link Victor , much appreciated.
I will have to go back over my searches to double check but I am pretty sure that RIC 36 was the only reference I found for it.
You are 100% correct on the MM, it can only be P.
It still leaves me without a picture of my coin anywhere which i a find a little odd, the search goes on.
Thanks again Victor.
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP...shield or wreath
« Last post by Corduba on January 19, 2018, 01:56:07 PM »
These aren´t victories´ hands for sure.  😉.
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Valentinian ii vot V mvlt X
« Last post by Victor on January 19, 2018, 12:21:24 PM »
This coin was issued from two workshops- P and S and yours looks like the first workshop.

I looked on NVMMVS Bible, but they did not have an example of RIC 36, only this one- http://www.nummus-bible-database.com/monnaie-37579.htm
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Valentinian ii vot V mvlt X
« Last post by tenbobbit on January 19, 2018, 09:48:02 AM »
I have been unable to find a sold example or any pictures of this coin of Valentinian ii.
Its not a particularly rare coin but i am having trouble with it, i am hoping you can post a link to a sold example if possible.
Obverse - DN VALENTINIANVS IVNPFAVG
Reverse - VOT V MVLT X in wreath
MM - SMAQ ( A OR D ) Aquilea
Weight - 1.42g, Size - 15mm. RIC IX - Aquilea 36


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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP...shield or wreath
« Last post by Victor on January 18, 2018, 02:30:06 PM »
Maybe it could be the victories´ hands.

I can see why you might say that...below are some examples where it is more evident that they are ties/ decorations
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP...shield or wreath
« Last post by Corduba on January 18, 2018, 02:05:22 PM »
Hi Victor,

When you say "You can see the wreath decoration at the top of the above example at around 11 and 1 o'clock."

Maybe it could be the victories´ hands.

Best regards, Ignacio.
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP...shield or wreath
« Last post by tenbobbit on January 15, 2018, 05:00:30 PM »
Hi Victor, what you say makes total sense.
I cant offer any science unfortunately but maybe there was a subliminal connection made with the Obverse having military garb.
Struggling to think of any other reason.

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Late Roman Bronze coins / VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP...shield or wreath
« Last post by Victor on January 15, 2018, 02:11:26 PM »
I mentioned this in an earlier topic and thought it deserved more discussion. RIC VII describes the reverse of  the VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP coinage as   "two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR"; but the object must actually be a wreath.


You can see the wreath decoration at the top of the above example at around 11 and 1 o'clock. All VLPP's have these (except for a rare few), though not always so apparent. Shields do not have these (compare with the shield on the obverse of the VLPP above), but not all wreaths show these decorations or ties either.

The coin below is a fairly standard depiction of a wreath, but without the top decoration/ ties. Note how the VOT coinage also has a legend inscribed in the wreath, like the VLPP.


There was a series of coinage for Magnentius and Decentius that has a very similar reverse to the VLPP. The description from RIC VIII correctly calls the object a wreath- "two Victories holding wreath inscribed with VOT V MVLT X"


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Byzantine Empire / Justin I pentanummium from Antioch
« Last post by Victor on January 11, 2018, 03:51:55 PM »

This little coin has a pretty clear cross on the diadem and a fairly legible obverse legend.


Justin I, AE Pentanummium (12mm  2.3gm), Antioch,  A.D. 518-527. DN IVSTIN-VS PP AV[G]; pearl-diademed with cross, draped and cuirassed bust right / Large Epsilon; to right A Δ N. Sear 110, Hahn 66, DO 56.

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