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Unlisted / Licinius VLPP from Lyons
« Last post by Victor on February 05, 2018, 08:52:47 AM »

This coin is not in RIC. There is already an example here- http://www.notinric.lechstepniewski.info/7lyo-71.html

note that it looks like a mappa and sceptre being held by Licinius.


Licinius I
A.D. 319-20
18x19mm    3.0gm
IMP LICI-NIVS AVG; bust left, laureate, draped and cuirassed; scepter over left shoulder, mappa in right hand.
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding wreath inscribed VOT PR on altar. 
In ex. two captives
RIC VII Lyons --
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Unlisted / Constantine I PACI PERPET from Rome
« Last post by Victor on February 04, 2018, 05:23:10 PM »
This coin is not in RIC for the bust left, though several are already known.

http://www.notinric.lechstepniewski.info/6rom-358.html


Constantine I
AD 312-13
17mm   2.5gm
FL VAL CONSTANTINVS AVG; bust left, laureate, draped and cuirassed, seen from rear.
PACI PERPET; Pax stg. facing, head l., r. holding branch, l. standard; in left field XII.
in ex. RQ
RIC VI Rome –
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COTD / Maximinus II VIRTVS MILITVM from Cyzicus
« Last post by Victor on February 04, 2018, 11:51:16 AM »

Maximinus II
A.D. 308
23mm     5.9gm
GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES; laureate head right.
VIRTVS MILITVM; camp-gate with portcullis surmounted by four turrets.
In ex. MKΓ
RIC VI Cyzicus 40
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Lost/Stolen coins / Re: Gorny & Mosch lot lost in transit
« Last post by Victor on February 03, 2018, 03:29:42 PM »

Yes, they really did look like good coins. I am still angry about losing them, even though I got my money back.
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Lost/Stolen coins / Re: Gorny & Mosch lot lost in transit
« Last post by Genio popvli romani on February 03, 2018, 02:21:47 PM »
though I still hate it because of the time wasted.
And some good coins lost...

"Reliability, flexibility, high perfomance"....In deed !
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Lost/Stolen coins / Gorny & Mosch lot lost in transit
« Last post by Victor on February 03, 2018, 01:40:47 PM »
Here is a group of coins that was lost in transit. It was 20 coins from Gorny & Mosch   e-auction 251   Lot 5348. The shipment tracked to England then disappeared. After 2 months of no coins, I emailed Gorny & Mosch and got a refund as the package was insured. So t time it turned out OK for me, though I still hate it because of the time wasted.

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Unlisted / Licinius I IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG from Trier
« Last post by Victor on February 02, 2018, 11:17:45 AM »
This coin has an unlisted workshop, but quite a few examples are known. It also has a spear over shoulder instead of sceptre; but I think this was a result of the engraver not understanding what he was supposed to engrave, versus an official bust type. Still worth noting, though.

I recently made a topic about this type how RIC VI describes the reverse as Jupiter on eagle, while RIC VII says it is Emperor on eagle. I think that it is Jupiter.

dealer's description

"Licinius I. AE3 Follis. Trier mint .  Obv  IMP LICI-NIVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust left holding mappa, sceptre over shoulder . Rev  IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVG, eagle standing left on waved line, its left wing lowered, carrying emperor, standing left, thunderbolt in right hand, sceptre across left shoulder. Mintmark STR.  Ref  RIC VII Trier 211 var,  RARE !!   unlisted officina !!!"
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Fakes / Re: some fakes from gomolava1997
« Last post by Factor on February 01, 2018, 02:40:50 PM »
Roma looks not too far off, they are getting better...
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Fakes / some fakes from gomolava1997
« Last post by Victor on February 01, 2018, 12:44:26 PM »
here are some fakes from gomolava1997

https://www.ebay.com/usr/gomolava1997

The Helena (first coin below) I am not completely sure about though; but considering the company, better safe than sorry. The surfaces look off and the patina looks a lot like some of his other offerings.
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Unlisted / Constantine I VICTORIAE LAET PRIN P from Trier
« Last post by Victor on January 30, 2018, 02:30:20 PM »
Here is a rare VLPP that just sold for $223.71. It looks like Constantine is holding a mappa in his left hand, but maybe it is a parazonium.

it's already on Lech's site from a previous sale
http://www.notinric.lechstepniewski.info/7tri-227_h11l.html


Constantine I
A.D. 319
CONSTANTI-NVS AVG; high-crested helmet, cuirassed, spear over right shoulder.
VICTORIAE LAET PRIN P; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding wreath inscribed VOT PR on altar. inscribed with a star. 
in ex. STR 
RIC VII Trier --
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