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Three New Constantine Era Coins

 
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Formerly jwharper
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 Posted 12/11/2011  10:50 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Bing to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I wanted to show off my newest coins to my collection. The first is Constantine II RIC VII 237, Siscia:

OBV: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers standing front, heads turned inward at two standards between them, each holding a spear. Mintmark dot Gamma SIS dot.
2.53g, 18 mm



The second is Constantius II RIC VIII 352, Siscia:

OBV: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards. ASIS zigzag in ex.
2.39 g, 17 mm



The third is a Constantinopolis Commemorative RIC 241, Siscia:

OBV: CONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted & mantled bust left holding sceptre
REV: Victory standing left on foot of prow with sceptre and leaning on shield, •BSIS• in ex.
2.39 g, 17 mm

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 Posted 12/11/2011  11:04 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent detail on all the coins.
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 Posted 12/11/2011  11:43 pm  Show Profile   Check VisigothKing's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! Many nice pickups in one week Nice coins!
"For as long as Belisarius lives, it is impossible for him to relinquish this city." - Roman general Belisarius, responding to a group of Gothic envoys, during the Gothic siege of Rome in 537 AD

Attributed coins in my collection so far - Roman: 241, Byzantine: 44, Post-Roman Germanic: 24
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 Posted 12/12/2011  12:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TJsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great coins! Keep them coming! Love the first one. Cool standards! Great pics by the way!
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 Posted 12/12/2011  01:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dougsmit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All are very collectible!
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 Posted 12/12/2011  09:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DVCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice--well-picked coins!
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 Posted 12/14/2011  06:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add realpenny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Again really nice coins from the era. It seems like a good era to collect.
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