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Unofficial coinage / Re: VRBS ROMA from Lyons
« Last post by Genio popvli romani on July 29, 2017, 02:25:31 PM »
The die engraver was well inspired, everything he has engraved is matching with Lyon coinage including the .X. which is visible on the RIC.220-224


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Unofficial coinage / VRBS ROMA from Lyons
« Last post by Victor on July 29, 2017, 08:37:24 AM »
here is an unofficial VRBS from Lyons. The style is very good, but one big thing is that what should be stars over the wolf are X's with small dots on either side.

bidding was fierce and it sold for $192.85

16mm   2.1gm
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: LRB's with "Victor" in the legend
« Last post by Victor on July 28, 2017, 04:56:12 PM »
Very nice coin, hard to find in good condition.

Yes, they are hard to find, plus they are neat because they are early issues, before Diocletian established the Tetrarchy.
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: LRB's with "Victor" in the legend
« Last post by Genio popvli romani on July 28, 2017, 02:50:29 PM »
Very nice coin, hard to find in good condition. A few more Diocletian examples for your "collection"

One from the first officina :



One from the fourth officina, Bastien 16 (1 ex.) which has a die match with two issues (bastien 16/17)





One from Rome mint (RIC.183).

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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: LRB's with "Victor" in the legend
« Last post by Victor on July 28, 2017, 01:17:03 PM »
Diocletian
A.D. 285
21mm    3.6gm
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
VICTORIA AVG; Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm frond; in left field A
RIC V Lyons 91


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Other coins / Re: ancient and modern lions, griffins etc.
« Last post by livingwater on July 27, 2017, 03:01:39 PM »
First one really nice!
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Other coins / Re: ancient and modern lions, griffins etc.
« Last post by Victor on July 26, 2017, 08:25:53 AM »
here's two more from Constantine with a lion

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Other coins / ancient and modern lions, griffins etc.
« Last post by livingwater on July 26, 2017, 07:41:08 AM »
I love ancient coins.  I seldom buy moderns.  But once in a while I see a new issue that catches my eye.  Such are Britain's royal mint new coins showing the queen's ten heraldry beasts.  Three of the ten types have been released, lion, griffin, dragon.  The obverse is the bust of the queen. They are made in silver and gold.  I think the cool ones are the ten oz. silver.  They are an amazing 89mm wide, the first big silver coin Britain has made.  Only the lion 10oz is available, others coming later.  I bought mine for around $200.

These coins remind me of animals on ancient coins.  Below is a pic of the silver 10oz and 2oz queen's lion side by side.  I took the liberty of taking a few LRBs from Vcoins that show lion and griffin.  The Maximianus is your's Victor.  Last are pics of the queen's dragon and griffin.
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Unlisted / Re: Constantine I SOL from Rome...Sol clothed
« Last post by Lech Stępniewski on July 23, 2017, 07:30:51 AM »
The reverse from another workshop (an probably from another die cutter) makes this whole thing more interesting. Three different dies. It couldn't happen accidentally. I also don't believe in modest Christian engraver. Probably instructions were wrong or at least unclear.
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Unlisted / Re: Constantine I SOL from Rome...Sol clothed
« Last post by Victor on July 22, 2017, 11:17:09 PM »
thanks for the link...I didn't notice the one from the first workshop when it sold.
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