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.

 


July 23:  Many sold coins removed entirely. Some prices revised. Coins moved to (approximately) chronological order.
May 6:  Constantine "fraction" from Trier, very rare. 



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Constantine, 306-307-337
Small fraction. Rare denomination. Only 15 mm. 1.34 grams.
VOT/XX/MVLT//XXX in wreath
Trier mint (the vast majority of small fractions like this are from Trier)
RIC VI Trier -- but close to Thessalonica 54
Zschucke 14.11 page 62 plate 64. Struck for "July 25, 320"
From "The tetrarchy Collection, formed over the past twenty years."
Leu auction web auction 11, lot 2026.  High grade and very unusual. [$379]
I have an educational web site on "fractions":  http://augustuscoins.com/ed/VOTA/fractions.html
They are quite rare and seldom offered. Almost are of these small fractions were minted at Trier. It is not known why Trier minted so many types of fractions and other mints hardly minted any coins of this denomination.
 
 
 

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 $349]

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 I, 307-337
CONSTANTINVS AVG
VOT XX * in wreath
DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG 
SMHB in exergue. RIC Heraclea 60
c. 326
Lots of hair detail. Style peculiar to Heraclea. [$25]

 

Constantine, 307-337
VOT XX
MVLT
XXX
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.

 

 

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
18 mm.
Two soldiers and two standards
TR•S
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 SOLD]

 
 

Constantine, 307-337
VOT XX
MVLT
XXX
TSA

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

 

 

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 $35 SOLD]

 

 
 

 

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 $14]

 

 

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 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 $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, laureate
anepigraphic. Head left
     *
CRISPVS
CAESAR
SMANTB
       •
Antioch mint. RIC Antioch 58 "r4" (but two other officina, also r4)
Anepigraphic coins are much more comon for Constantine and Constantine II than for Crispus.
Nice portrait and hair detail. [$95, reduced to $89] 

 

 

 


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



Helena, mother of Constantine (307-337)
SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE
SMANTB

Some encrustation on the letters. An expert could clean them.
Very good portrait. [$33, reduced to $29]

 


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]

 

 

Constantine II, 317-337-340
18 mm.
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.
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.

 

 

 

 

 


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 natural black-and-tan patina.
Constantine II holds victory on globe. 

 

 

 

 


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

 
Constans, 337-350
AE2. 24-23 mm. Large.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Emperor on galley left, steared by Victory
Rome mint. 
Struck 348-350.

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.

 

 

 

Constans, 337-350
20 mm. Note: Not the largest size and not the smallest.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, galley
TESB
RIC Thessaloncia 120
[$22, reduced to $18]

 



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.

 

 

 

 

4th C. imitation
12 mm. Very small
veiled standing figure left (Constantine?)
Obverse looks like Constans
Very rare ancient imitation [$7]

 

 


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.  [$59] Have you seen any full-sized FTR imitations? 

 

 



Constantius II

 

Constantius II, 337-361
17-15 mm.
1.80 grams.
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).

https://nomosag.com/default.aspx?page=ucWebAuctionDetails&webauctionid=11&id=705&p=8&s=&ca=0&co=0&re=0&ci=0&ru=0
Nice deep green patina and very clear chi-rho. [$85, reduced to $65] 

 

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]

 

 


Cs2

[$17, reduced to $8] Constantius II as Caesar. Cyzicus mint.
AE18-16. Large flan for type. Nice even black. Well-centered.

 





 

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
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]

 

 

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.]

 

 
 

[$45]  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*   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
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 $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)
 

 


Vetranio, 350 AD.
AE2. 23 mm.
The least common of the three AE2 types.
Thessalonica mint

 

None on vcoins. Pretty high grade. [$185]
 

 

 

 

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]
 

 

G

G

[$59, reduced to $35] 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, 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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