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Constantine and his relatives, and Vetranio, Magnentius, Decentius, and Jovian.
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Constantine II, Constans, Constantius II, Vetranio, Magnentius, Gallus, Julian II, Jovian.
July 23: Many sold coins removed entirely. Some prices revised. Coins moved to (approximately) chronological order.
May 6: Constantine "fraction" from Trier, very rare.
Skip past the newest and jump down to Constantinian in chronological order.
Chronological order begins here!
Constantine, Commemoratives, Crispus, Delmatius, Constantine II, Constans, Constantius II, Vetranio, Magnentius, Gallus, Julian II, Jovian.
Constantine (306-307-337) and Family
Constantine as FIL AVG
FL VAL CONSTANTIUS FIL AVG
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 $349]
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
Constantine I, 307-337
VOT XX * in wreath
DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG
SMHB in exergue. RIC Heraclea 60
Lots of hair detail. Style peculiar to Heraclea. [$25]
TSΓ in wreath
This type only at Thessalonica.
RIC VII Thessalonica 31b
Nearly black (both sides). The reverse is the same black as the obverse--I don't know why the photo came out lighter. Scarce [$35, reduced to $29]
As always, compare to vcoins prices.
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories hold shield with "VOT PR" on it.
RIC Siscia 61
Decorated shield, which is unusual. [$69, reduced to $55]
Two soldiers and two standards
RIC VII Trier 538 "r5" (but many similar varieties)
[$17, reduced to $15]
[$125, reduced to $95] 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]
Thessalonica mint (type from this mint only) [$25, reduced to $21]
Constantine, VOT XXX
Heavy green patina over unworn coin. Lovely in person, but the photo does not make it look good, so [$29, reduced to $14]
Constantine I, 307-337
MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI
26-24 mm. 4.2 grams.
A scarcer reverse, with thick green patina [$29, reduced to $27]
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 $35]
VO/TIS/XX on altar in perspective with globe
RIC VII Lyons 175 "struck 322-3"
Lovely yellow-green patina. [$25, reduced to $19]
[$44, reduced to $29] 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)
"Two Victories" reverse of Constantine
Bust left (which is unusual in this series)
[$12, reduced to $7]
"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)
AE4. 15 mm.
Scarce combination of obverse and reverse to round out your commemorative set.
[$24, reduced to $18]
[$18, reduced to $15] CONSTANTINOPOLIS
TRS*, Trier mint
See my article about the CONSTANTINOPOLIS type.
PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, campgate
RIC Siscia 201
Bold strike, all letters bold, head bold, campgate nice.
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.
Altar and globe
mint mark PTR
RIC Trier 309 "r5"
Lovely even green patina. Wonderful crest on the helmet. [$45, reduced to $35]
VOT X in wreath
RIC Lyons 215, struck 323
Very glossy dark green patina. High grade. Excellent portrait. [$29, reduced to $25]
VIRTVS EXERCIT. with trophy
STR RIC Trier 251 "r4"
The trophy varieties are all rare.
[$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:
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, mother of Constantine (307-337)
Some encrustation on the letters. An expert could clean them.
Very good portrait. [$33, reduced to $29]
Constantine II (317-337-340)
VOT X on standard
Con II holding Victory on globe left [$29, reduced to $25]
Constantine II, 317-337-340
VIRTVS EXERCIT with trophy
Constantine II bust left holding Victory on globe
Worn, but rare with the trophy.
RIC Trier 289 variety (r4)
[$29, reduced to $21]
[$25, reduced to $21] Constantine II, 317-337-340. as Caesar
19 mm. 3.04 grams.
globe on altar
RIC Lugdunum 148 = 188 (r5, r3) pages 132-3.
Nice surfaces and bold strike
[$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.
[$39, reduced to $23] 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 natural black-and-tan patina.
Constantine II holds victory on globe.
Constans (Caesar 333-337. Augustus 337-350)
AE2. 24-23 mm. Large.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Emperor on galley left, steared by Victory
RIC VIII Rome 135v, page 257, plate 9, 135 (which is R3), but Z in the field, rather Greek letters A - S and a retrograde Z (#135). RIC does not have it with Z not retrograde.
[$35] Nice portrait. If you have RIC and care about this series, look it up yourself. The galley type is generally common, but this variety is very unusual.
20 mm. Note: Not the largest size and not the smallest.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, galley
RIC Thessaloncia 120
[$22, reduced to $18]
4th C. imitation
12 mm. Very small.
veiled standing figure left (Constantine?)
Obverse looks like Constans
Very rare ancient imitation [$7]
[$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. [$55] Have you seen any full-sized FTR imitations?
Constantius II, 337-361
VICTORIA AVGG, chi-rho in field right
Struck 347 at Siscia
RIC Siscia 180 "Scarce" p. 362
An early Christian type that is hard to find.
Compare to this Obolos coin sold recently for 240 CHF + fees, totaling over $280 (+ shipping).
Nice deep green patina and very clear chi-rho. [$85, reduced to $65]
Constantius II, 337-361
17 mm. 2.02 grams.
VICTORIAEDD AVGG Q NN
S T above SLG in exergue
RIC Lyons 45
Nice surfaces. Very attractive for this small type.
[$18, reduced to $15]
[$17, reduced to $4] Constantius II as Caesar. Cyzicus mint.
AE18-16. Large flan for type. Nice even black. Well-centered.
[$19, reduced to $14. 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)
Ancient imitation in good style
Prototype RIC Trier 264 variety
ex Baldwin's in London, Sept. 10 1986.
Lovely even green patina. [$59, reduced to $45]
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.]
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* Full mintmark of this one-officina mint he established in 350 which was closed in 353 (often the mintmark is crowded or largely off the flan)
RIC Amiens 27
[$65, reduced to $55] Magnentius, 350-353
PAR Arles mint
RIC Trier 266 "Rare" page 213
Bought at Baldwin's in London, May 1988. Excellent portrait style and condition.
[$59, reduced to $45] Magnentius, 350-353
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.
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.
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]
Vetranio (AD 350, March 25-Dec. 25, less than one year)
Vetranio, 350 AD.
AE2. 23 mm.
The least common of the three AE2 types.
None on vcoins. Pretty high grade. [$185, reduced to $175]
Constantius Gallus (AD 351-353)
Constantius Gallus, 351-354
19 mm. 2.21 grams.
RIC VIII Nicomedia 97
Lovely even green patina. [$19]
Rare Constantius Gallus, 351-354
18 mm. 1.84 grams.
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]
[$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, 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)
VOT V in wreath
mintmark CONSP (Constantinople)
[$23, reduced to $21]
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