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Late Roman Bronze coins / Constantine II radiate
« Last post by Valentinian on December 16, 2017, 09:34:50 PM »
This coin is 18-17 mm and 1.83 grams. At first you will note the radiate bust left. It has a legend break
CONSTANT-INVS IVN xx   [x for uncertain]
and a bust possibly seen from somewhat behind.
The reverse looks much like a standard Lyon issue with
C  R as controls marks above PLC in exergue
The reverse legend is shorter than normal
BEATA TRANQVILLIx
around the usual altar with globe on it and three stars above.

I can't match the radiate crown, the legend break, the final obverse letters, or the reverse legend to the many examples of C R over PLC in RIC VII, pages 130-134.
I suppose it could be an ancient imitation, but, if so, it is a good one. I solicit your thoughts.
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: VIRTVS EXERCIT with "Chi-Rho" in field
« Last post by Valentinian on December 16, 2017, 06:03:57 PM »
Nikko, the "iota-chi" and star do look different on your coin. That is interesting.
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General Discussion / Re: New collector
« Last post by Genio popvli romani on December 13, 2017, 10:42:39 AM »
Yes in deed, your coin is not #171 but #177 with obverse legend 1e and bust (BB).
Here is another example:

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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Doors! Campgate fun
« Last post by Joshmaggosh on December 12, 2017, 11:32:43 PM »
Very cool, thank you for posting that diagram of door types and the link to other examples. I wonder why the mint at Arles was so interested in doors and... since they look so cool, why other mints never tried them out on campmates of this time?
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Constantine II Caesarum Nostrorum decorated wreath
« Last post by Corduba on December 12, 2017, 03:08:29 AM »
Victor, thanks for the chart.

I think is a f) decoration, but i´m still really happy for the coin.

Best regard, Ignacio.
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Constantine II Caesarum Nostrorum decorated wreath
« Last post by Victor on December 11, 2017, 02:56:30 PM »
Here is the chart that shows the different wreath decorations. From Constantinian Mint Policy by Bruun.                                           
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General Discussion / Re: New collector
« Last post by Victor on December 11, 2017, 09:04:11 AM »
I am out of town now and can’t check my references, but hopefully someone else will look at this.
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General Discussion / Re: New collector
« Last post by Adriaan78 on December 11, 2017, 08:50:15 AM »
I bought this coin in an auction yesterday. The description is saying it is RIC vi 171 for London. However, when i checked my newly aquired Cloke and Toone book (Which I love..!) I do not think it is 171. It must be one of the coins close by 171. I cannot figure out which one though...
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Constantine II Caesarum Nostrorum decorated wreath
« Last post by Corduba on December 11, 2017, 04:03:21 AM »
Hello all.

I want to share this coin i bought yesterday. It isn´t in a good shape but I like the decorated wreath.

Observe: CONSTANTINVS IVN. NOB. C.
              laureate and cuirassed bust to the right.

Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM.
              VOT. X inside decorated wreath with two globes.
              RT.

Constantine II Ric VII Rome 242. R1. I never see the two globes decoration.

Best regards, Ignacio.
 
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Doors! Campgate fun
« Last post by Victor on December 11, 2017, 12:10:19 AM »
Yes, I love the door handles(?)


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