This page has coins of AD 306-364, coins of
Constantine and his relatives, and Vetranio, Magnentius, Decentius, and Jovian.


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Skip down the page toConstantine, CommemorativesCrispus, Delmatius,
Constantine II, Constans, Constantius II, Vetranio, MagnentiusGallus, Julian II, Jovian.

Some rare coins, including the rarest FEL TEMP REPARATIOVetranio
, VIRTVS AVGG NN for Constantius II, chi-rho on a soldier-spearing-fallen-horseman of Gallus. Magnentius chi-rho Christian type. 


Nov. 3: Constantine with a decorated shield, HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS Christian legend (at the top)
Nov. 1: This page much rearranged. (I am hoping it is easier to navigate.) Some prices revised. Sold coins removed. 
Oct. 30: Constantine at the top.
Oct. 8: Jovian and Julian, at the top.



Skip past the newest and jump down to Constantinian in chronological order.

 


Newest:

Constantine, 307-337
19 mm. 

Glossy Black.

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories hold shield with "VOT PR" on it.

RIC Siscia 61
Decorated helmet.
Decorated shield, which is unusual. [$69]

 

 

 

Constantius II, struck by Vetranio, Mar - Dec. 350
21 mm.
The first Christian legend on ancient coins:

HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS
with the legend consisting of the famous words reportedly said by God to Constantine in his vision before the decisive battle of the Milvian bridge:
HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS (beginning at 7:00)
("With the sign, you will be victorious").

[$25 SOLD]

 

 

 

 

Constantine, 307-337
19 mm

Struck 319
Bust left, helmeted, spear over far shoulder, shield on left shoulder.
(Some people would call those decorations on the helmet crosses, but I don't think so.) 
VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two victories inscribing shield "VOT/PR"
ASIS
RIC Siscia 82 "r5" (but there are many similar varieties)
Even wear. Good surfaces. [$29]

 

 

Jovian. 363-364
AE3. 19 mm.
VOT V MVLT X
ASIRM, Sirmium mint.
Slightly glossier than the photo. 
An attractive eample. [$29]

 

 

Julian II, 350-353
Helmeted bust left with spear forward and shield

VOT X MVLT XX
ASIS  Siscia mint
Smooth surfaces, nearly black. [$19]

 

 


Chronological order begins here!

          Constantine, CommemorativesCrispus, Delmatius, Constantine II, Constans, Constantius II, Vetranio, MagnentiusGallus, Julian II, Jovian.


Constantine (306-307-337) and Family

 

[$49 SOLD] Constantine, 307-337
20-19 mm. 
Struck 316
RIC Ticinum 45 
SOLI INVICTO COMITI, cross in field left, * in field right, PT in exergue.
Please compare with prices elsewhere. [$49 + $3 shipping in the US. $3 more abroad]  Bold, well-engraved, cross.

This may be a Christian cross (I think it is). If so, it is the first Christian cross on a Roman coin.

 

If you want to know about early Christian symbolism on ancient coins, there are good websites, my own among them:
http://augustuscoins.com/ed/Christian/ChristianSymbols.html
and Victor Clark has another:
http://www.constantinethegreatcoins.com/symbols/
 

 

Constantine
18 mm.
Two soldiers and two standards
TR•S
RIC VII Trier 538 "r5" (but many similar varieties)
[$17]

 

 

Constantine I, 306-307-337
18 mm.
Helmeted bust right
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
PLG

RIC Lugdunum 130

Nice helmet. Warm brown surfaces. [$27 SOLD]

 

 
 

Constantine, 307-337
17 mm
Helmeted bust left with spear over far shoulder
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories hold shield inscribed 
VOT PR
on altar with "C" on it
PT = Prima Ticinum   [$35, reduced to $22]  

 

 

 

[$125] Constantine as Caesar. 29-28 mm. 
FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
This coin is large, full-size for a GPR follis, and scarce. 
RIC VI Heraclea 31 "later 306 - earlier 307."
Constantine is very common as Augustus, but not as Caesar. And, when he is Caesar, it is usually from his own mints in the west, not an eastern mint like this one.

Unusual with silvering. Unusual from the east as Caesar. Full size GPR. [$135, reduced to $95]

 

 

 

Constantine 307-337
19 mm
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
VO TIS XX on altar
PLC
RIC VII Lugdunum (Lyons) 128
Lovely brown surface [$22]
 

 

 

Constantine, 307-337
17 mm
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two victories hold shield with VOT PR
PLN 
RIC London 158.  
Glorious patina, wonderful high grade portrait. London mint!  [$33]

 

 

Constantine 307-337.
19 mm. 
SOLI INVICTO COMITI
PR
RIC Rome 33P. Traces of silvering. [$29, reduced to $25]

This type is almost ironic because he is the first emperor to support Christianity
and this coin has the Sun god, SOL, on it. 

 

 

Constantine, 307-337
VOT XX
MVLT
XXX
TSA

Thessalonica mint (type from this mint only)  [$25, reduced to $23]

 

 

Constantine, 307-337
19 mm.
BEATA TRAQVILLITAS, VOTIS XX on altar with globe
RIC Trier 368
Excellent glossy gray patina. Wonderful elaborate crested helmet. [$49, reduced to $43]

 

 

Constantine 307-337
Silvered 18 mm.
GLORIA EXERCITVS
SMALE
RIC Alexandria 58  
A common type in high grade with some original silvering, which is quite unuual. 
Because of the partial silvering [$49, reduced to $42]

 

 
 

 

Constantine, VOT XXX
SMNB
Heavy green patina over unworn coin. Lovely in person, but the photo does not make it look good,
so  [$29, reduced to $17]

 

 

 

[$30, reduced to $27] Constantine the Great, AD 307-337.
22 mm. Larger than many.
The first emperor to legalize Christianity and support the Christian church. He presided over the conference that came up with "the Nicaean Creed". This coin has
Jupiter standing holding Victory on a globe crowning him with a wreath, an eagle holding a wreath in its beak at his feet left
• SIS• in exergue, for the Siscia mint, B in field (for 2 in Greek)
IOVI CONSERVATORI around (Jupiter conserves, protects)
Interesting because this type was issued after he converted to Christianity (there is a good reason, but you'd have to learn why).  
 

 

 

Constantine I, 307-337
MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI
PTR
26-24 mm. 4.2 grams.

A scarcer reverse, with thick green patina [$29]

 

 

Constantine 307-337
22-19 mm.
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
This reverse is very common on earlier folles of Diocletian and his colleagues, 
however, it is no longer common under Constantine. Note that this one is smaller than the earlier folles with this reverse. [$49, reduced to $39]
 

 

 

Constantine 307-337
19 mm
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
VO/TIS/XX on altar in perspective with globe
PLC
RIC VII Lyons 175 "struck 322-3"
Lovely yellow-green patina.  [$25, reduced to $23]

 

 

 

C

[$23] Constantine
18 mm. 3.66 grams
Struck at Thessalonica 326-328
RIC Thessalonica 153   Very nice.

 

 


C

[$29] Constantine
17 mm. 2.87 grams.
Struck at Nicomedia 325-326
RIC Nicomedia 121.  High grade. Crisp. 

 

 



ConCon

[$44, reduced to $32] Constantine, 307-337.
ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma seated right inscribing shield XV
19 mm. RIC Rome 147 page 314 "r3, but there are other similar varieties) 
ex Baldwin's, 1988.  Nice scarce type!

 

 

Ancient imitation (probably from the Danube region)
18 mm.
"Two Victories" reverse of Constantine
Bust left (which is unusual in this series)
[$12]

 

 

 

 
 

Ancient imitation
19 MM.
Constantine
"Two Victories" type imitated in the Danube region

Bust right with helmet with crest and bold but nonsense legend
Two Victories hold shield. Bold but nonsense legend.
ex. Harlan J. Berk, August 9, 2000, at the Summer ANA, $25.  [$29]

 

 

 

Commemoratives (AD 330-340)

 

Very clear hand of God welcoming Constantine in chariot to heaven
Constantine, 307-337. Commemorative struck after his death 337-340.
AE16-15. 
DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVG
Constantine veiled right
SMAN   Antioch mint.
Lovely natural light cover. [$44, reduced to $32] Really historical!

 

 

 

Constantine commemorative
Struck 337-340
Constantine in quadriga, being welomed to heaven by the hand of God.

An early Christian reference type.

ex Dan Clark, July 7, 1979, at $22.
Super reverse with clear hand of God, the key part, which is usually not so nice.  [$35]

 

 

CONSTANTINOPOLIS, struck 331-334
under Constantine
17 mm. 
SCONST
RIC Arles 374 "r4" bust many similar varieties
Glossy brown patina. 
Sharp helmet details. Wreath in field.
ex Jon Kern, August 13, 1987  (no ticket)
Excellent! [$35]

 

 

 



VRBS ROMA
VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX
AE4. 15 mm.
Scarce combination of obverse and reverse to round out your commemorative set.
SMKB (B?)
[$24, reduced to $21]

 

 


VR

[$29, reduced to $19] VRBS ROMA/GLORIA EXERCITVS
The common obverse type paired with a common reverse type, but rarely paired with each other.
RIV VII, Con 154
ex Baldwin's, 1988.

 

 



C

[$23] Constantinopolis, 330-337
Trier mint. Black patina.  

See my article about the CONSTANTINOPOLIS type.

 

 


Con

[$18] CONSTANTINOPOLIS
TRS*, Trier mint  

 

 


imit
[$9] Mule!  VRBS ROMA obverse with Victory reverse from the CONSTANTINOPOLIS type. This is clearly an ancient imitation. 13 mm.  Imitations of both types are common, but mixing them up is not. 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Crispus (317-326)

Crispus, 317-326
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
VO/TIS/XX on altar, golbe on top
Helmeted bust right (most are not helmeted)
RIC Lyons 134
[$49]

(As I write, on vcoins no Crispus coins of this BT reverse with helmets are below $65)
 

 

 

Crispus, 317-326
VOT X in wreath
RIC Lyons 215, struck 323
Very glossy dark green patina. High grade. Excellent portrait.   [$29]

 

 

Crispus, 317-326
PROVIDENTIAE CAESS
camp gate
RIC Thesssalonica 155, struck late 326, just before his death in the autumn.
Nice curiass and hair detail. An excellent coin.  [$29]

 

 

 

Crispus, 317-326
PRINCIPIA IV-VENTVTIS
RIC Arles 162, struck 318
even black patina. [$33]

 

 

Crispus, 317-326
VIRTVS EXERCIT. with trophy
STR RIC Trier 251 "r4" 
The trophy varieties are all rare.
[$22]

 


CC

[$115, reduced to $75] Crispus, 317-326, struck 320-321 [RIC]
VO/TIS/V  CAESARVM NOSTRORVM  PA
Unusual type with long spelling of VOTIS and no wreath.
As I write this there are 464 coins that come up with a "Crispus" search on vcoins, and none have this VOTIS type (not just variety--none of the type!) RIC VII Arles 220 "r3" from one officina only (2 mints--there are three "r5" varieties at Lyons) 

 

 

 


C
[$35 SOLD, A top-quality Crispus, reduced from $39] Crispus
20 mm. 3.37 grams
Struck 325-326 at Cyzicus
RIC Cyzicus 36  Super detail and patina.  

 

 

 

 


 


Ancient imitation in very nice condition:
C
17-16 mm.
Crispus (?). V/XX. Surely an imitation of a VOT/XX type, with
DOMINORVM NOSTRORVM CAES around wreath.
ex Vecchi in 1996 at $31. [$31, reduced to $25]

 

 

 


Delmatius (335-337)

  [sold]

 



Constantine II (317-337-340)

 

WOW!  Constantine II (with the legend of Constantine the Great), as Augustus, 337-340
GLORIA EXERCITVS.  CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG
Two soldiers and one standard with chi-rho (an early Christian symbol)
A very common type. Remarkable uncirculated condition. Look at the details!
Every detail of the soldiers is clear. The strike is strong and even. 
RIC Siscia 82. Look at the details of the soldiers closely. Then decide what an uncirculated coin is worth.  [$45 SOLD]

 

 

 

Constantine II
VIRTVS EXERCIT
VOT X on standard
Aquileia mint
Con II holding Victory on globe left  [$29]

 

 

Constantine II, 324-337-340
18 mm.
PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, "camp gate"
PLG
RIC Lyon 230 "r5"
ex A.G. & S. Gillis at Cumberland Coin Fair in London March 2, 1996
High grade. Lots of silvering  [$32 SOLD]

 

 

 

Constantine II, 317-337-340
18 mm.
VIRTVS EXERCIT with trophy

Constantine II bust left holding Victory on globe
Worn, but rare with the tropy. 
RIC Trier 289 variety (r4)
[$29, reduced to $25]

 

 

 

 

[$25, reduced to $23] Constantine II, 317-337-340. as Caesar
19 mm. 3.04 grams.
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
globe on altar

RIC Lugdunum 148 = 188 (r5, r3) pages 132-3.

VO/TIS/XX
Nice surfaces and bold strike  

 

 


C2C2

[$44, reduced to $39] Constantine II, 317-337-340
Constantine II, early Christian symbol Iota-Chi in upper left field (sometime called a chi-rho, but it never really is on this issue because the top of the "rho" is not turned like a P. Nice obverse type with Constantine II holding Victory on globe.
VIRTVS EXERCIT, banner with VOT/XX
RIC Ticinus 121 "r3" page 377, Struck 319-320. The Iota-Chi is there but not strong.  Nice portrait detail.
Bought from Nemesis ancients long ago at $39. 

 

 


C2C2


[$23] Constantine II (317-337-340) AE19.
Very common GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse from Constantinople, officina Gamma
RIC Con 60. Struck 330-333. Really lovely multicolored patina. Very attractive unusal coloring in hand.

C2C2

[$49, reduced to $33] Constantine II, 317-337-340.
Struck 319-320. RIC VII Siscia 99v (unlisted for Gamma), page 436.
VICT LAETAE PRINCE PERP, two Victories
Interesting portrait. Unlisted officina.

 

 

 

 

 

CC[$75,  reduced to $62] Constantine II. AE15. VIRTVS AVGVSTI. Struck 337 - 340, as Augustus. Or, maybe just in 337.
Failmezger 389, "Scarce."  I'd say rare.
RIC VIII Rome 4. Type struck only at Rome. Only for Constantine II and Constantius II. Very nice example for this seldom-offered type. "A short-lived reverse, unique to Rome and very rare" R. W. Burgess in "The Summer of Blood" (Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 2008) detailing the chronology of the death of Constantine and the Interregnum before his three sons became Augusti. Burgess thinks this was issued during the Interregnum after Constantine died and Delmatius was executed (very shortly after Constantine died) and before the massacre of the rest of the relatives. 

 

 

[$59, reduced to $41]  Constantine II, holding Victory on globe.
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
Trier, Struck 321/2.
RIC VII Trier 353 "R2".
Consular bust left, holding Victory
High grade with excellent surfaces.
Schulten 23rd emission.

 

 


C2C2
[$39, reduced to $25] Constantine II, 317-337-340
18 mm. Struck 320.
VIRTVS EXERCIT, standard with VOT XX
RIC Trier 275 "r4" (but there are other similar varieties)
Lovely black-and-tan patina.
Constantine II holds victory on globe. 

 

 

 

 


 


Links:

    Constantine, Crispus, Delmatius, Constantine II, Constans,
   Constantius II, Vetranio, Gallus, Julian II, Jovian.



Constans (Caesar 333-337. Augustus 337-350)
 

Constans, 337-350
20 mm. Note: Not the largest size and not the smallest.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, galley
TESB
RIC Thessaloncia 120
[$22]

 

 

Constans, 333-337-350
14 mm.
VOT XX MVLT XXX
SMALA
RIC Alexandria 34
[$13]

 

 

 

 [$49, reduced to $29] Constans, 337-315
18 mm.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
"Phoenix on globe"
RIC 232 "Rare" (but other varieties are common) page 154.
Glossy green patina.

 

 

 



CC


[$12, reduced to $6] Constans, 333-337-350, struck 336-337.
15 mm. SMNA of Nikomedia. GLORIA EXERCITVS. Overall very common, this variety is "r1" in RIC. RIC Nicomedia 202.

 

 

 




CC


 [$39] Constans, 333-337-350, struck 337-347.
VICT AVG  (rare type-- Have you seeen it before?).
AE15. 1.52 grams. Lovely color typical for Antioch "black and tan" patina. SMANI.
Excellent and remarkable for type.

 

 

4th C. imitation
12 mm. 
veiled standing figure left (Constantine?)
Obverse looks like Constans
[$4]

 

 

 


GEGE

"Constans" imitation with good style but a flan much too small. Only 12 mm. Common GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse.  [$2]

 

 

 


Constans
[$49, reduced to $27] Constans. 337-350 AD.  AE4. Scarce SECVRITAS REIP.
A rare type in good grade, not ever found full flan.
RIC VIII p. 249f.

 

 


C

 


CLeft:  Constans, 333-337-350, struck 337-340 as Augustus. AE17-15. 0.95 grams. RIC Aquileia mint 34. Lovely natural green patina. Clear chi-rho. An early chi-rho (not from Siscia, but Aquileia. They are much commoner from Siscia) but there are some (not many) earlier. [$44, reduced to $23]

Middle: Constans, AE18-16.  1.48 grams. RIC Trier 196, page 152. Lovely glossy patina and large flan, but broken past the beading at 9:00-10:00. Its large flan has been super-glued back together. Therefore, only [$15, reduced to $8]. Super, except for the flan break, and large for the type.]

Right: Constans, 333-337-350. 1.72 grams. RIC Rome 81.  good detail and surface. [$23, reduced to $17 SOLD] A very nice coin.

 

Constans

Constans. Full-size ancient imitation.  AE23-20.  4.95 grams. 
DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, legible letters on obverse 
    /illegible letter-like forms, possibly resembling "AQP" in exergue (for Aquileia mint) 
Sear 3973 prototype.  RIC Aquileia 99.  "348- 19 Jan. 350".  Page 323.  Lovely hard green patina. Seldom offered.  [$55, reduced to $42] Have you seen any full-sized FTR imitations? 

 

 

 



Constantius II

Constantius II, 337-361
20-18 mm. Note this is not the largest size of this type.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, galley

Siscia mint
[$24]

 

 

 

Constantius II, 337-361
17 mm. 2.02 grams.
Struck 342-343
VICTORIAEDD AVGG Q NN
S T above SLG in exergue
RIC Lyons 45
Nice surfaces. Very attractive for this small type.
[$18]

 

 

Ancient British imitation of the above type.
AE13-12.
An unusual type for an imitation.
TRP in exergue, prototype from Trier.
[$5]

 

 

 

[$49, reduced to $45]  Constantius II, 
AE2  rather rare FEL TEMP RAPARATIO
with emperor left with one captive
Minted only at Thessalonica and never comes perfect. This one is well-centered, pretty high grade, and only the uneven patina keeps it from being the best. As I write this in indirect light it is better than the photo becauae the coin is too glossy to photograph well with my skills. Only one on vcoins, not better, at $93 as I write.
If you have a "soldier spearing fallen horseman" and a "hut" and othe FTR types, step up and get this rarer type. (Or, look around for a few weeks and when you are convinced of its rarity and quality come back and get this one if it is still here.)

 

 

 

Cs2

 

[$33] Constantius II, struck by Vetranio, AD 350, at Siscia.
AE3. 18 mm. 2.61 grams.
VIRTVS AVGVSTORVM. Old Sear --, RIC Siscia 295, Hunter --, Cayon --.
Unusual type for Constantius II 

 

 

 

Early Christian rarity:
++

Cross on the standard between two soldiers.
Constantius II.
The basic type is very common, but this is a historically significant and rare and seldom-offered variety. For the early-Christian symbolism specialist. 15 mm. TRP
RIC VIII Trier 39 "R" page 143, "before April 340"
Type of Failmezger 381aCS. [$95, reduced to $59] . Have you ever seen another one offered for sale?

 

 


CsCs

[$19, reduced to $15 SOLD] Constantius II, 337-361
RIC Antioch 88 
Bought from Baldwin's in London in 1986  

 

 


Cs2

[$17, reduced to $12] Constantius II as Caesar. Cyzicus mint.
AE18-16. Large flan for type. Nice even black.

 

 




C

[$119, reduced to $79] A rare reverse for Constantius II, struck 337-340, only at Trier.
IVL CONSTANTIVS AVG
VIRTVS AVGG NN
Virtus standing front, head right, holding reversed spear and resting left on shield. TRP in ex. Trier 74
Remarkably nice condition with all the original reverse detail of this rare reverse

 

 

CC2

[$19, reduced to $15. A nice example.] Constantius II, 324-337-361. "M" on standard. An unusual variety for having the M.
AE15. GLORIA EXERCITVS, Trier mint. RIC 108.  ex Baldwin's in London, 1988.

 

 

imit

Constantius II full-size imitation from Britain.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
AE23-20.  Large! 4.60 grams
A bold and impressive full-sized imitation. "galley" type. 
Large. Bold relief. Rare to find one anthing like it. [$75, reduced to $55]

 

 

 

 



Magnentius (AD 350-353)

 

Magnentius, 350-353
Ancient imitation in good style
22 mm
FELICITAS REIPVBLICE
mintmark TRS
Prototype RIC Trier 264 variety
ex Baldwin's in London, Sept. 10 1986.
Lovely even green patina. [$59, reduced to $45]

 

 

Magnentius, 350-353
Large ancient imitation
21 mm.  3.78 grams.
VOT V MVLT X on shiled held by two Victories
VICTORIA DD NN AVG ET CAE intended around
Prototype possibly RIC Lyon 122, page 186
Legend nicely garbled, but close. Good portrait. 
Bastien notes a good fraction of Magnentius coins are actually imitations.
ex Baldwin's in London, May 17, 1988. [$33, reduced to $29]

 

 

A curiosity! 12 x 9 mm piece cut out of a Magnentius chi-rho type. All that remains is the end of the X.
Bought as part of a large group of ancient imitations (although this is not an imitation, rather a piece cut down) from Italo Vecchi Jan. 29, 1996 in London.
0.71 grams. In the 5th century when AE4's were the only size AE, larger coins from earlier were cut down to match the weights of the current coins. Go to local coin shows in England and you will see very many small imitations and cut-down pieces about this size. I picked through bags and found some interesting pieces. [$7. You would need to look at thousands of coins, as I did, to find a cut-down chi-rho of Magnentius like this.]

 


Magnentius, 350-353
Small imitation, 14 mm.
The "two victories, VOT V MVLT X" type.
Heavy English green patina  [$14, reduced to $9]

 

 

Magnentius, 350-353
VOT V MVLT X on shielSd between two Victtories
VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE around
Mintmark PAR
with bold chi-rho above the shield
RIC Arles 184 "scarce"
ex Tom McKenna, August 18, 1980, lot 103 at $67.
Here [$67] Nice christian symbol. The price is low if you consider 38 years worth of inflation!

 

 

[$39]  Magnentius
Scarcer Amiens mint
DN MAGNEN-TIVS PF AVG
VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES
Two victories, shield with VOT V MVLT X, cross-rho above
AMB*
RIC 27  

 

 

A remarkable pedigree, with a hand-printed note from the finder!
"Found in a ploughed field by myself with a 'minehead explorer' metal detector on a south facing slope with water in the valley. The field has distinct terraces visible + Roman pottery is evident where a Roman farmstead used to be. The site has also produced other coins, broaches, etc. It is situated close to the village of Frolesworth in Leicestershire. Best wishes. Tim"

Magnentius, 350-353.  22 - 20 mm.
Scarcer Amiens mint.
Of course, the note will be included. [$35]

 

 

[$65, reduced to $55] Magnentius, 350-353
FELICITAS REIPVBLICE
PAR  Arles mint
21 mm.
RIC Trier 266 "Rare" page 213
Failmezger 428
Bought at Baldwin's in London, May 1988. Excellent portrait style and condition.


 

M[$59, reduced to $47] Magnentius, 350-353
22-21 mm.
VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE
Two victories with shied inscribed 
VOT V MVLT X
SV below, RPLG in exergue.
RIC Lyons = Lugdunum 130 page 187.
Failmezger 440.
Not quite as green as the picture, and the green is stable and has been since I bought it in 1994.
A very attractive example.

 

 

M[$69, reduced to $52] Magnentius, 350-353
24-20 mm.
GLORIA ROMANORVM
Rider right spearing foe with broken spear and shield below horse.
RIC Lyons - Lugdunum 117 "S" page 185
crescent RSLG in exergue.
Lots of detail on the reverse.  

 

 

Magnentius, 350-353
26-24 mm. Large chi-rho
SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES
TRP  
RIC Trier 316, struck 351-353
The first fully Christian type.
A and W  (Christ said, "I am the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end).
[$110, reduced to $89]

 

 

 


MM

Magnentius 350-353.
VICTORIAD DD NN AVG ET CAE  (for him and his brother the Caesar Decentius)
VOT V MVLT X on shield SV in field below.
RIC Lugdunum 126.
Heavy green patina, but not as green as the photo.  [$49, reduced to $25]


 

MM

Magnentius, 350-353
11 mm. Tiny! 
A remarkably small imitation of the usual "two Victories" reverse.
Bought in Birmingham, England, in 1996   [$8, reduced to $4]

 

 


Small English imitation of a Magnentius350-353) type
usually an AE2, but this cute coin is only 14 mm. 
[$13]
 

 

 

 


Decentius

Decentius, 351-353
VOT V MVLT X on shield between two Victtories
VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE around
Mintmark SAR
RIC Arles 174 "Scarce"
Nice clear portrait  [$75, reduced to $59]

 

 

D

[$85]  Decentius (351-353)
23-21 mm.
VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE
RSLG (Lugdunum mint)
RIC VIII Lyons 137.
Excellent portrait with full, clear, name. A high-quality example
Ex Berk, buy-or-bid, 12/27/82 lot 309 at $50 plus shipping.
1982 to 2016 is a long time and you can get it for a lot less than inflation would suggest, and that is for a very nice coin!

 

 

 


Vetranio (AD 350, March 25-Dec. 25, less than one year)

 


Vetranio, 350 AD.
AE3 (not the commoner AE2)
18 mm. 2.05 grams
DN VETRANIO PR AVG
VIRTVS EXERCITVS
Emperor standing with standard with chi-rho and shield. RIC Thessalonica 138 "R" page 414.
[$129, reduced to $99] AE3s of Vetranio are rare. There are only three types of AE3s under Vetranio.

 

 

 

Vetranio, 350. AE2
DN VETRANIO PF AVG
CONCORDIA MILITVM, emperor holding two standards with chi-rho on each.
A in field left, • ΓSIS* in exergue
RIC VIII Siscia 290
19 Jan. - 25 Dec. 350.
High grade, excellent chi-rhos (a key part of the type), all his hair and eye are excellent 
[$155, reduced to $135]

 

 


 
V
Vetranio, 350 AD.
His rarest AE2 type, among three.  23 mm. 5.48 grams.
Note:  This is NOT the similar AE3. It is a full 23 mm.
This type is from only this mint and this issue.
VIRTVS EXERCITVM, emperor holding standard with chi-rhi
TSA  RIC Thessalonica 126
Some silvering, very well-centered, very nice.
[$195, reduced to $149]

 

 

Vetranio

Vetranio. 350 AD. AE3 (not AE2). 18 mm.  RIC VIII Sisica 296.
 Rare emperor and rare denomination for him.
VIRTVS AVGVSTORVM
Very nice -- no problems but just wear.  RIC VIII Siscia 296. [$139, reduced to $89]
He has only six AE types. Two of the three AE2 types are the least rare.  The AE3s are special. 

 

 

Constantius Gallus (AD 351-353)

[$39, very rare] For the early-Chrisitan-symbol specialist.
The chi-rho in the middle of the field of an otherwise common FTR solider-spearing-fallen-horseman of Constantius Gallus. Fortunately, the chi-rho is reasonably strong. 
21-19 mm.
RIC Aquileia 115.

I have been collecting early-Christian-symbol vcoins for 40 years and did not get mine (barely any better) until I discovered the type in 2015. I think it is very rare. 

Compare to this one at $500:  https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/lucernae/90/product/constantius_ii_ae20_aquileia_lxxii_chirho_aqs_fel_temp_reparatio_very_very_rare/573587/Default.aspx

 

 

 

G

G

[$59, reduced to $33] Constantius Gallus, Caesar 351-354. Struck c. 351 at Siscia. 23-21 mm. RIC Siscia 329.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO "galley" type. 
The galley is much scarcer than the soldier-spearing-fallen-horseman type. A nice example. Full size and full flan. Dark green patina. 

 

 

 



Julian II

 

Julian II
helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
VOT X MVLT XX
SMHA Heraclea mint 
Nice portrait!  [$27]

 

 

 


Jovian (AD 363-364)
 

Jovian silver siliqua, AD 363-364.
18 mm. 2.05 grams. Not clipped.
VOT V MVLT X, SMN
RIC Nicomedia 127 "27 June 363 - 16 Feb. 364"  [less than one year!]
King RSC V 33Ae
Rare, well-struck, and high grade. [$375, reduced to $355 + $8 shipping in the US]

 

 

Jovian, 363-364
VOT V in wreath
Bust left
Nice surfaces 
mintmark CONSP (Constantinople)
[$23]



Jovian, 27 June 363 - 16 Feb. 364, less than one year!
Large 29-25 mm. 8.49 grams.
VICTORIA ROMANORVM
•TESΔ•
RIC VIII Thessalonica 327 "Scarce"
The last AE1. 
Lovely thick dark even green patina.  [$119]

 

 

Jovian, 363-364
VOT V MVLT X
ASIRM
Sirmium mint
[$19]

 

 

 

 


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