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What Does The Delta On This Constantine Signify?

 
 
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 Posted 01/06/2019  12:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add gtkwml to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Coin is 19mm. Reverse has a common downed horseman.
What does the delta next to Constantine signify?


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 Posted 01/06/2019  1:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These marks were used as a bethod to differentiate between issues.

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 Posted 01/08/2019  11:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DirtyHarry to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It should also identify the mint location. Is that a Constantine or Constantius?
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 Posted 01/09/2019  05:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's Constantius Gallus. I am unaware of any mintmarks on the obverse allowing you to be able to identify the mint location. These are typically derived form the reverse mint marks where possible.

Here are some of my Gallus coins with Delta in the obverse field that come from a range of mints.

During this period there was a rapid change in the size and value of these coins. They get smaller very quickly and it could well be that these marks may have some indication of relative value over time.

Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 077

Obv:- DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; Delta behind bust
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, reaching back towards soldier
Minted in Alexandria (// ALED),
Reference:- RIC VIII Alexandria 77 (C2)

4.64g. 21.17 mm. 0 degrees



Constantius Gallus - AE2

Obv:- DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right (D behind bust)
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, falling forward clutching his horse.
Minted in Rome (Gamma | _ // RE), 26th September A.D. 352 - 6th November A.D. 355. Third Series
Reference:- RIC VIII Rome 265 var (Listed for P and S both of which are R, Dane Kueth has a matching coin with E from different dies)





Constantius Gallus - RIC VIII Cyzicus 099

Obv:- DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; Delta behind bust
Rev:- FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare helmeted, reaching back towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (//SMKB),
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 99

Weight 2.86g. 27.72mm. 180 degrees




Constantius Gallus - AE3

Obv:- DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; Delta behind bust
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching backwards
Minted in Sirmium (.S. | _ / A // BSIRM),
Reference:- RIC VIII Sirmium 45 (C2).


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 Posted 01/09/2019  09:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No Delta on mine. Never knew why they were there. Thanks
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 Posted 01/09/2019  09:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gtkwml to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the correction, and all the additional information!
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