But they so are horribly expensive aren't they ?
So as I continued my tour of Gaul I remembered something recently discovered thanks to the recent thread regards the Second Tetrarchy
My collection of Tetrarchy folles had a glaring gap
Despite having accumulated around 150 of the 'beasties' in the last few years I had somehow failed to acquire a Constantius I
as Augustus !
Zut alors !
I have around 35 Constantius as Caesar
I even have one of Constantius Deified
But somehow my atrophied brain had confounded this fact !
This was a terrible crisis
Well old "swine" that I am I rooted around and found some nice folles to oogle
Terribly expensive they were too
Around $100 per !
But then there 'she' was
Looking great and even having that ancient and venerable look
Curiously the price was quite reasonable too
Around the cost of two large pizza's !
(with Coke and a side order of wings)
Quick bath, massage and VOILĄ !
Billon Follis Lugdunum AD 306
Emperor Constantius I
Obv. IMP CONSTANTIUS AVG
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantius I right
Rv. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Genius standing left holding patera over alter and cornucopia
PLG in exergue
10.25 grams 28-9mm
I can smell the truffles
IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !
COGITO ERGO SPVD
I think ...... therefore I yam