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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Dated coin of Crispus
« Last post by Victor on December 16, 2017, 11:12:36 PM »
not nearly as nice as those of Victor.

they aren't mine...just coins that I was watching.
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Constantine II radiate
« Last post by Victor on December 16, 2017, 11:10:59 PM »
I am pretty confident that it is unofficial.
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Dated coin of Crispus
« Last post by Valentinian on December 16, 2017, 10:26:30 PM »
Here is my Crispus, from a different obverse die, not nearly as nice as those of Victor.
19 mm. 3.09 grams. RIC Lyon 138



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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: Constantine II radiate
« Last post by Valentinian on December 16, 2017, 10:06:01 PM »
Looking at the bust again in the photo, I now see it is possibly from the front with the intersection of the lines at his throat.
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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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