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Constans Bronze, Alexandria Mint

 
 
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 Posted 07/23/2019  11:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A later Roman coin that normally I might not bother with, but I thought this one to be awfully well preserved, plus I'm a sucker for left facing portraits. I have it as RIC VIII 64.





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 Posted 07/23/2019  11:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Outstanding.
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 Posted 07/23/2019  11:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, that is lovely!
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One of the best LRB's I have seen in a while
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 Posted 07/24/2019  2:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wonderful! I've struggled with finding a nice Constans bronze - they are a lot harder to find than his older bro Constantius II.
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 Posted 07/24/2019  6:50 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, super patina.
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 Posted 07/26/2019  2:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice indeed.

I have a few of this type from Alexandria for Constans and a Constantius but none as nice as yours.








I have otehrs from other mints too but won't kill the rhread by sharing them
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I have a few of this type from Alexandria for Constans and a Constantius but none as nice as yours.

I wouldn't be at all apologetic about this quintet you've posted, I'd judge them all as qualifying as top notch specimens.

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 Posted 07/30/2019  07:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a small sample from some other mints (I have load but won't inflict some of the lower interest coins).

Siscia:-


Antioch:-


This one is an oddity:-

Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Aquileia -

Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand, N in right field
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets standing, facing each other before him
Minted in Aquileia (//AQP Dot)
Reference:- RIC VIII Aquileia -

Looking at RIC there are three issues for this type at Aquileia.

The first has no letters on either side. The captives are described as standing and would have AQP:dot: in exe. - RIC VIII Aquileia 107

The next two both have N behind the bust and an N in the left field on the reverse with the captives described as kneeling.

With AQP in exe this would be RIC VIII Aquileia 119 and with AQP* in exe this would be RIC VIII Aquileia 120

My example seems to be a mule from the later issues with letter behind the bust and the earlier issue with the captives standing but with no letter on the reverse



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