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Fakes / Jovian VICTORIA ROMANORVM from Antioch
« Last post by Victor on November 11, 2017, 03:46:09 PM »
This coin fooled me, though I thought the surfaces looked a bit off. Someone let me know (thanks Harold) it was a fake and though there were not any examples at FAC, I did find an example elsewhere.

A.D. 363- 364
Ӕ1   25x27mm   9.9gm
DN IOVIANVS P F AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
VICTORIA ROMANORVM; Emperor in military dress stg. facing, head right, holding standard and victory on a globe.
in ex. ANTΓ
RIC VIII Antioch 229
Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Dated coin of Crispus
« Last post by Victor on November 11, 2017, 02:30:08 PM »
another example

seller's description

Crispus. Caesar, 316-326 AD. ∆ Follis (20mm, 2.77g). Struck 321-322 AD. CRISPVS N C ∑ COS ∑ II ∑, laureate bust left, wearing trabea and holding eagle-tipped scepter in right hand. / BEATA TRAN QVILLITAS, altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX in three lines and surmounted by globe; three stars above; C/R//PLG. (mint of Lugdunum (Lyon)),1st officina. RIC VII, pg 131, #138 (R4). Bastien 88a (1 Ex.). VF, dark brown patina. EXTREMELY RARE ! Only one other example cited in Lyon.
From Lyon's collection. Acquired at CFO Paris in October 1985.

Unlisted / Constantius II GLORIA EXERCITVS from Antioch
« Last post by Victor on November 10, 2017, 01:13:19 PM »
This coin has an unlisted workshop.

Constantius II
A.D. 337- 341
15x16mm   1.7gm
CONSTAN-TIVS AVG; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust.
GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground; between them one standard.
In ex. SMANΘ
RIC VIII Antioch 44
Late Roman Bronze coins / Constantine I VOT XX consular bust from Rome
« Last post by Victor on November 09, 2017, 09:57:07 AM »
someone sent me a picture of this fairly rare type for Constantine I, unfortunately it is in rough condition. He is laureate, wearing a trabea and holding an eagle tipped sceptre. The only one like this in RIC is from Rome (RIC VII Rome 227), though  I have heard of an example from Arles. However, the mintmark is not clear on this coin.

Unlisted / Diocletian IOVI CONSERVAT from Ticinum
« Last post by Victor on November 07, 2017, 02:17:44 PM »
This coin is not listed in RIC for the bust left.

A.D. 285
23mm   2.9gm
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG; radiate and cuirassed bust left.
IOVI CONSERVAT; Jupiter stg. l., holding thunderbolt and sceptre; before him, small figure of emperor.
In ex. QXXIT
RIC V Ticinum 220 var
COTD / Re: Constantine II BEATA from Trier
« Last post by tjaart on November 06, 2017, 01:00:04 PM »
I agree about the details, they look great. Sometimes even very common coins with a lot of detail will tempt me to buy them.
Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Constantius II campgate from Nicomedia...hybrid/ mule
« Last post by tjaart on November 06, 2017, 12:59:08 PM »
Interesting mule!
Unlisted / Constantine I VLPP from Arles
« Last post by Victor on November 05, 2017, 10:30:59 AM »
This coin is not in RIC, but it should come after Arles 185. It is in Ferrando, #412- 414, though I am not sure of the workshop on this example.

Constantine I
A.D. 319
18mm   2.4gm
IMP CON-STANTINVS AVG; high crested helmeted (bowl shaped) and cuirassed bust right.
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar. 
In ex. (?) star in crescent A
RIC VII Arles --; Ferrando
Late Roman Bronze coins / Constantius II campgate from Nicomedia...hybrid/ mule
« Last post by Victor on November 04, 2017, 09:22:41 AM »
this Constantius II is paired with a reverse for Constantine I

the reverse is either RIC VII Nicomedia 90 (A.D. 324- 5) or RIC VII Nicomedia 155 (A.D. 328- 9)

20mm   2.9gm
General Discussion / Re: ROMA E-sale 40
« Last post by Victor on November 03, 2017, 12:50:59 PM »
one of the cons of buying large groups- 13 of the coins out of 104 (so more than 10%), are the same type. I knew there were a few from the pictures, but was not expecting so many.

So, remember there are reasons dealers sell piles of coins

Anonymous pagan civic coinage
ca. A.D. 312
∆ quarter nummus
15mm   1.6gm
GENIO ANTIOCHENI; Statue of the Tyche of Antioch on rock, below the river god Orontes.
APOLLONI SANCTO; Apollo, stg.l. holding patera and lyre, in right field H
In ex. SMA
Mint of Antioch
Vagi 2954; Van Heesch 3a

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