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 Posted 10/21/2019  01:44 am Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The second of two Roman(?) coins I have. I don't know if I ever had any information about this one.

Same thing with this coin, I'd like to know Who, What, Where and When, and I'd also like to here about the condition and strike.

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 Posted 10/21/2019  03:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pilegicvs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be Constantine, or one of his sons - Constantine II, Constans or Constantius II. Perhaps someone can make out the mintmark, or what remains of the legend on the obverse?
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 Posted 10/21/2019  5:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ben to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The legend VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX wasn't issued by Constantine II. I think, by the length of the legend and the style, this must be Constans. Luckily, we can also tell the mint without the mint mark - this legend break ([DN CONST] AN[S PF AVG]) was only issued from Alexandria. That makes the mint mark SMAL(officina mark) - the last character records which workshop of the Alexandria mint produced the coin, but I don't think that letter is readable - I'd guess 'gamma', but I don't know if that officina issued this type.

The strike was a little lopsided (hence the flattened wreath on the righthand side) and the obverse die seems to have been worn, hence the high relief letters but comparatively low relief bust. Like the other coin, the patina has been totally stripped off, removing some of the detail, but the type remains clear.
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 Posted 10/22/2019  03:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pilegicvs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
(Interestingly enough, the reverse legend VOT XX MVLT XXX was used on some coins of Constantine II. Wildwind's Constantine II page has a couple of photos, RIC VIII 23 and G&M 151, 477.)
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 Posted 10/22/2019  11:07 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks again! If you ever have a question about an error coin I'll do my best to return the favor.
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