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.

 


2021, April 10:  All sold coins removed entirely.
Feb. 4:  Sold coins removed entirely.
Jan 14:  Three siliquae of Julian II on the main page.
Jan. 3:  Two coins of Constantine II at the top of the main page.



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


Newest:





Constantine II, 317-337-340
20 mm. 3.53 grams.
DN CONSTANTINO IVN NC
VIRTVS EXERCIT
VOT
  XX
on standard, two captives eated at base
PLG in exergue.
RIC Lyons 111 "r3" (but there are other similar varieties)

Virtually no wear. Glossy surface patina with faint traces of silvering. A very nice coin [$75] 

 
 

Constantine II, 317-337-340
Bust left. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
VOT 
   X   in wreath
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
(Our Caesars)
TSBVI   
RIC Thessalonica 128, page 513
Struck as Caesar 324.
Bust left. [$27] 

 
 
 
 

Chronological order begins here!

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


Constantine (306-307-337) and Family

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 as FIL AVG
FL VAL CONSTANTIUS FIL AVG
GENIO CAESARIS
RIC Alexandria 100b.
ex Numismatic Art and Ancient Coins, auction 3, July 30, 1982, lot 168.
Read the story of FIL AVG types here:  http://augustuscoins.com/ed/FILAVGG/
A lovely rust-colored follis of Alexandria.
Wonderful surfaces and excellent portrait.
Look at the abs on Genius! Seldom offered. An outstanding coin with lovely color!
[$375, reduced to $339]

Compare with this one at $2800!
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?term=Constantine+Alexandria+GENIO&category=1-2&en=1&de=1&fr=1&it=1&es=1&ot=1&images=1&thesaurus=1&order=0&currency=usd&company=

 

Constantine, 3070337
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
VPT PR on shield on column, with two Victories
There is light corrosion on the reverse at 12:00, but I don't think it is active.
Two captives as the mintmark!  
RIC VII Lyons 65 "319-320"
Sear IV 16291
[$47]

 

 
 

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, reduced to $55]

 

 

 

Constantine, 307-337
VOT XX
MVLT
XXX
TSA

Thessalonica mint (type from this mint only)  [$25, reduced to $21]

 

 

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

A scarcer reverse, with thick green patina [$29, reduced to $27]

 
 

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 distinctly smaller than the earlier folles with this reverse. [$49, reduced to $44]

 

 

 

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 $19]

 



ConCon

[$44, reduced to $33] 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, reduced to $7]

 

 

 

 
 

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, reduced to $19]

 

 

 

Commemoratives (AD 330-340)

 



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 $18]

 

 


Con

[$18] CONSTANTINOPOLIS
TRS*, Trier mint  

See my article about the CONSTANTINOPOLIS type.

 

 

 




Crispus (317-326)

 


Crispus, 317-326
PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, campgate
RIC Siscia 201
Bold strike, all letters bold, head bold, campgate nice.
[$45, reduced to $39]

 

Crispus, 317-326
BEATA TRANQVILITAS, altar with VOT/IS/XX
PLON London mint
Bust with spear forward and shield
Glossy even black patina. [$49]
RIC London 279

ex Baldwin's in London, 9/10/1986.

 

 

Crispus, 317-324
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
Altar and globe

mint mark PTR
RIC Trier 309 "r5"
Lovely even green patina. Wonderful crest on the helmet. [$45, reduced to $35]

 

 

Crispus, 317-326
VOT X in wreath
RIC Lyons 215, struck 323
Very glossy dark green patina. High grade. Excellent portrait.   [$29, reduced to $25]

 


 
 

Crispus, 317-326
VIRTVS EXERCIT. with trophy
STR RIC Trier 251 "r4" 
The trophy varieties are all rare.
[$21]

 


CC

[$115, reduced to $63] 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) 

 

 

 


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]

 

 

Helena

 


Delmatius (335-337)

  [sold]

 



Constantine II (317-337-340)

 

Constantine II
VIRTVS EXERCIT
VOT X on standard
Aquileia mint
Con II holding Victory on globe left  [$29, reduced to $25]

 

 

 

[$25, reduced to $21] 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

[$49, reduced to $27] 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 



CC


[$12, reduced to $7] 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.

 

 

 

 


Constans
[$49, reduced to $25] Constans. 337-350 AD.  AE4. Scarce SECVRITAS REIP.
A rare type in good grade, not ever found full flan.
RIC VIII p. 249f.

 

 

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.  [$65] Have you seen any full-sized FTR imitations? 

 

 



Constantius II

 

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.
[$17]

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 



Magnentius (AD 350-353)

 

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]

 

 

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.]

 

 

 

M[$59, reduced to $45] 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.


 


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 $29]

 

 


Decentius

 

 


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

 

 


Constantius Gallus (AD 351-353)

Constantius Gallus, 351-354
19 mm. 2.21 grams.

Soldier-spearing-fallen-horseman

RIC VIII Nicomedia 97

Lovely even green patina. [$19]

 

 


Rare Constantius Gallus, 351-354
18 mm. 1.84 grams.
GLORIA ROMANORVM
Emperor standing left holding standard and spear
A type initiated by Vetranio and continued for Constantius II and Gallus.
Over 90% of Gallus coins are Soldier-spearing-fallen-horseman and only 1/3 of 1% are this rare type.  
RIC VIII Siscia 356.  
Rare type [$35, reduced to $29]
 

 

 



Julian II

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

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

 

 

 


Jovian (AD 363-364)

Jovian, 363-364
VOT V in wreath
Bust left
Nice surfaces 
mintmark CONSP (Constantinople)
[$23, reduced to $21]

 


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