This page has coins of AD 284-364, coi of
Diocletian and the tetrarchy through Constantine and his relatives, and Jovian.
Skip down to Constantine.
 

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Skip down the page toTetrarchy (Diocletian, etc.) Constantine, Crispus, Delmatius, Constantine II, Constans, Constantius II, Vetranio, MagnentiusGallus, Julian II, Jovian.

Some rare coins, including Vetranio
, VIRTVS AVGG NN for Constantius II, chi-rho on a soldier-spearing-fallen-horseman of Gallus. 


Oct. 31:  Two excellent Constantine death commemoratives, very nice rarer FEL TEMP REPARATIO type (at the top).
Oct. 14.  High grade Maximian, at the top
Oct. 4: Vetranio, HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, The first overtly Christian legend. Licinius I, two nice ones, at the top.
Oct. 1:  gorgeous Licinius II at the top
Sept. 26: Constantius Gallus with very rare chi-rho for the early-Christian-symbols specialist. Gorgeous fancy Licinius I. High grade Delmatius. Maximian VOT XX. 
Sept. 11: Almost all prices reduced. This includes tetrarchal coins (Diocletian and later) and Constantinian coins (through Julian and Jovian). Many are really nice coins! Also, I changed the format to put most prices right next to the photos and before the descriptions. That way, if you know coins, you can easily see what a good deal the coin is without having to go through the whole description. Many sold coins removed. 
 


Skip past the newest and down to the tetrarchy in chronological order, or further down to Constantinian.

 

Newest:

 

Constantine, 307-337.
Commemorative of his death. Strck 337-340
DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVG
Constantine veiled right

VN MR  (venerable memory)
SMALB•  Alexandria.
Super coin. High grade. Great surfaces. [$49]
RIC VII Alexandria 35

 

 
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] Really pretty and historical!

 

 

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. [$49]  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.)

 

 

Constantine, 307-337
VOT XX
MVLT
XXX
TSA

Thessalonica mint (type from this mint only)  [$25]

 

 

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. [$45]

 

 

[$149] After 330 AD. AR Third-Siliqua (14mm, 1.20 gm). Constantinople mint. Helmeted and draped bust of Constantinopolis right / Large K. Bendall 8c; Kent pl. 13, 28.
Simon Bendall, in “Anonymous Silver Coinage of the 4th to 6th Centuries AD," RN 2002, provides a numismatic and historiographic basis for dating this anonymous siliqua to the decades after 530 AD.

 

 

 

Vetranio, 350.
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]

 

 

Maximian
CONCORDIA MILITVM is very high grade.
XXI
21 mm.
EΔ for "9" because the usual letter for 9 is Θ (theta) which abbrviated "dead" (thanatos) on legionary roles.
Some emperors avoided the uwual Greek 9 for that reason. 
Not slabbed, but in a hard plastic circular holder 36 mm. 
[$39] Really nice!

 

 

 

 


VV
Vetranio, 350 AD.  22-20 mm.
HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Victory crowns the emperor holding standard with chi-rho
The first overtly Christian legend.
A small chi-rho on a standard (a "labarum") held by the emperor who is being crowned by Victory,
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").
A 21 mm coin struck by Vetranio in 350.   [Very high grade. $255] A very historical coin type. 

 

 

[$29] Licinius (308-324)
21-20 mm.
Bust radiate
IOVI CONSERVATORI 
Jupiter standing holding Victory on globe
eagle left and captive right at feet
X
IIΓ  (for 12 1/2, the denomination)
SMHA
RIC Heraclea 52, page 548.
Lovely highlights.

 

 

Licinius 308-324
SOLI INVICTO COMITI
Sol standing left
R*Q
RIC Rome 22
21 mm. 3.20 grams.
Lovely surfaces and excellent portrait. High grade.
[$39.  #T631 SOLD]

 

 

 

 

Licinius II, 317-324
PROVIDENTIA CAESS
RIC VII Nicomedia 34 "317-320"
18-19 mm. 3.36 grams.

Lovely surfaces. High grade. [$49]
 

 

 

[$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. 

 

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

 

[$325, reduced from $345]
anonymous pagan civic issue struck under
Maximinus II at the end of 310 AD.
16 mm.  (There are smaller types that look somewhat the same. This is the larger version.) 
DEO SANCTO SERAPIDI, head of Serapis right
DEO SANCTO NILO, Nlus recling left with reed and cornucopia
Ref:  Vagi 2959
van Heesch NC 1995 pages 65-75 and plate 1, type 6.
rare and very interesting with lovely light-colored earthen cover. 

 

 

[$95, with CNG ticket.] Gorgeous Licinius Iex CNG in 2003 for $95.
(It is on their website, inventory number 251042)
VIRTVS EXERCIT
RIC Siscia 110.
An excellent example with lovely detail. 

 

 

[$39] Maximian post-reform radiate. 20 mm.
VOT / XX  in wreath, struck 297-8. 
Vows for 20 years of reign (which is what Diocletian wanted and imposed)
RIC Rome 85b, "Scarce" and this officina is unlisted. (It is listed for nearby issues, but not this type.)
Should it be worth a lot more for being "not in RIC"?  No. If that appeals to you, and it does to most collectors somewhat, buy this one. Most collectors don't have any coins "not in RIC." 

 

Delmatius, high grade. Too glossy to photograph well!
FL DEMATIVS NOB C
Lovely centering and glossy surfaces. 
RIC VII Siscia 266 "r3" with two other varieties r4 and r5.
Rare. 
Campare to this recent CNG coin:
https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=344146
which sold at $380 + juice. Mine has better centering and full legends, with wonderful glossy patina
This is one coin you won't have to upgrade!  [$145]

 

 

[$49]  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  

 
[$39] Julian II, 360-363, The Apostate
19-18 mm. 2.68 grams.
VOT/X/MVLT/XX in wreath
HERACLB

RIC Heraclea

Sharp details, full legends, long mintmark .

 

 

 

[$29, reduced to $25] Constantius Gallus, 351-354
20 mm.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
soldier spearing fallen hoseman
Not the large size, and not the smallest size of this type. RIC Rome 258.  
nice surfaces. Full legends. Clear Rome mintmark

 

 

 


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] AE3s are rare. There are only three types of AE3s under Vetranio.

 

 

Maximinus II, 310-313
AE27-24.  Large.
GENIO CAESARIS
RIC Cyzicus 43. 
ex Empire, 7 Oct. 1985 at $42.

Lovely dark-green patinated surfaces and great portrait detail.
[$55, reduced to $49 SOLD]

 

 

 

 

[$69, reduced to $65 SOLD] Diocletian, 284-305
28 mm. Lovely large green follis.
I bought it for the gorgeous green color.
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
ANT
RIC Antioch 52a "c. 299-300"
Good centering and detail (even abs on Genius) and remakably nice patina.

 

 

 

 

[$35, reduced to $31]
Diocletian, 284-305
21-20 mm.
Post-reform radiate from Alexandria
CONCORDIA MILITVM
RIC VI Alexandria 46
Lovely chocolate brown surfaces

 

 


[$65, reduced to $55 SOLD]
Diocletian (284-305)
27-25 mm. London mint. RIC London 28a. "c. 303 onward"
ex Stoffel Vogelaar Collection, CNG 204, lot 295 (part)

 

 

 

 

Licinius, 308-324
20-19 mm.

SOLI INVICTO COMITI
* in field left, ST in exergue
RIC Ticinum 9 "Scarce" struck 313-4
An excellent example.  [$35 SOLD]


[$39, reduced to $35] Licinius II, 317-324
20 mm.
Struck 321-324
IOVI CONSERVATORI
SMHΓ
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe, with eagle and captive. 
X
IIΓ  (for 12 1/2, the denomination)
RIC Heraclea 54r "Scarce, 321-324"
Helmeted bust left, spear over shoulder-- pretty military for a child.
A lovely coin.  

 

 


Cs2

 

[$29] 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 

 

 

 


 

D

[$89, reduced to $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!

 

 

 



Chronological order begins here!

Tetrarchy  (skip down to Constantinian)
          Constantine, Crispus, Delmatius, Constantine II, Constans, Constantius II, Vetranio, MagnentiusGallus, Julian II, Jovian.

Diocletian



DD

[$26, reduced to $21] Diocletian (284-305) radiate antonianus.
IOVI AVGG, Jupiter seated left . Surface roughness, but lots of detail.
A less-common type. Diocletian was the Iovian emperor, which this type emphasizes.

 

 


D

[$25, reduced to $23] Diocletian
VICTORIA AVGG
One of the less common reverses.
RIC 277 

 

 

 



D

Diocletian
IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG
Jupiter with sceptre and thunderbolt, pleasing light cover.
[$25, reduced to $23]

 

 

 

 

MV
[$49, reduced to $45] Maximian, 286-305
VIRTVS AVGG
RIC V.II 432v (unlisted with no letter in field). Struck 285.
Heavy silvering.
(As I write, there are three on vcoins, all much more expensive.)

 

 

 


MM
Maximianus 286-305. Aurelianus.  22-21 mm. 4.00 grams.
VOTIS X, Maximian and Diocletian sacrifcing over altar.
Maximian left in consular robes holding eagle-tipped scepter. 
RIC 467. Mint of Lugdunum. Datable by the consular robes to a year when he had the consulship: 294.
ex Berk with ticket (not at auction, but fixed-price sale) Rare and desirable. [$195, reduced to $175]

 

 

M

[$59,  reduced to $32] Maximian, 286-305, struck posthumously, 317-318, by Constantine in his 3-emperor commemorative series.
AE 16.  (small denomination) RIC Siscia 41, page 429, "r3" (extremely rare, but minor, variety).

 

 

 


MR
[$79, reduced to $75] Maximian, 286-305
28 mm. Much silvering. 9.99 grams.
IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
* left, ST<dot> in ex.
RIC VI Ticinum 33b, page 284, "struck 298-9"
Look at the six-pack abs!  Look at the face of Genius--the eye is clear! Look at how bold it is! Maximian was known for his bulbous nose, and this one has it.  Lots of silvering. A wonderful, high-grade, coin. In ancient-coin collecting the premium for wonderful coins is not nearly what it is for US coins, but you still have to pay significantly more for top coins. 

 

 

CsCs

[$39, reduced to $27] Constantius I. Struck c. 297-8 at Rome. 19 mm. 3.14 grams.
VOT XX A in wreath.
RIC VI Rome 88a. page 360.
A reference to the "20 years" intended for the tetrarchy. 
Rare. None on vcoins or MA-Shops as of this writing.  

 

 

[$49, reduced to $39] Maximian, 286-305
Diocletian's reformed conage in Britain,
the very rare "PLA" group issued just before they minted witihut a mintmark (according to Sutherland in the ANA Centennial volume), which has crude lettering and barely decipherable mintmark.
RIC Lugdunum 11b "R2" page 242 (cf. plate 3, 1, 11a, 17b) 
For the London mint specialist who can confirm its rarity and place in the sequence.  

 

 

GG

[$110, reduced to $95] Galerius, an antoninianus!  Ants of Diocletian and Maximian are common, but Galerius was made Caesar only shortly before the reform of 293-4 when this denomination was discontinued. There was not time enough to mint many of this denomination for Galerius and Constantinus I.
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES is for Galerius as Caesar, not for Maximianus who had a similar name. IOVI ET HERCVLI CONS CAES mentions both Jupiter and Hercues, that patron deities of the eastern and western emperors under the tetrarchy.
  23-22 mm. 4.36 grams.   Excellent condition. Most silvering.
RIC V.II 719, Antoch mint, page 309.  A real beauty.

 

 

G

Galerius. 20 mm.
VOT X FK in wreath
Carthage mint  (probably, FK = Felix Karthage, as is seen spelled out on other coins)
RIC 35b, Failmezger 34 "Rare" [$19, reduced to $17 SOLD]
An unusual VOTA piece from Carthage.

 




MM

[$59, reduced to $39, reduced to $35] Maximinus II, Daza. 305-310-313 AD.
Struck as Caesar, c. 305-6 at Aquileia. RIC VI Aquileia 68b "scarce" (I'd say "rare")
Large AE30-26.  Horseman spearing fallen foe.
VIRTVS AVGG ET CAESS NN
Helmeted bust left with spear over far shoulder. The coin is a little less red than the image on my screen.  Rare type (both obverse and reverse are unusual)

 

 


L
[$39, reduced to $35, reduced to $32] Licinius
19 mm.  3.61 grams
Struck at Heraclea 317
RIC Heraclea 17.   Silvering. High grade. 

 

 

 

 

[$35, reduced to $31 SOLD] Licinius, 308-324
AE3. 19 mm.
IOVI CONSERVATORI
Radiate, draped, curiassed bust right.
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe, with eagle and captive. 
X
IIΓ  (for 12 1/2, the denomination)
RIC Antioch 35 "r2" (but numeous varieties)
Struck 321-323, page 682.
Gorgeous obverse color. What a nose!

 

 

[$29, reduced to $25] Licinius, 308-324
21-20 mm.
GENIO POP ROM
London mint: PLN in exergue
RIC London 2. page 97, struck 313-314.
Crisp details.

 

 

 

L
Licinius
19-18 mm. 2.79 grams
Struck at Heraclea 316-317
RIC Heraclea 15   Nice stern portrait. [$23, reduced to $21]

 

 

L

 

 

[$23, reduced to $14] Licinius (308-324)  IOVI CONSERVATORI, Siscia  B is field right. RIC VII Siscia 17 "r" page 424  The coin is blacker than the photo, which is brown. The image gives the details right, but the coin is close to black.

 

 

 

 

The quarter-follis denomination issued only at Sisica and for only a short while around AD 306. They have the usual follis GENIO POPVLI ROMANI type but in miniature (only 19 mm instead of 27 mm). 

[$25, reduced to $21]  Constantius I, struck 306
19 mm.
RIC Siscia 167 "R".
IMP C CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
#T628

 

 

 

 

[$35, reduced to $29] Galerius as Augustus, struck 305-6
RIC Siscia 169b "R2"
Lovely light green patina
MAXIMIANVS AVG
#T629



The rarest quarter follis, known from only one die.
Not listed in RIC and hard to explain.
GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG
with a legend appropriate to Maximinus II as Augustus, which is not likely the case because he did not become Augustus until November 308, much later.
Another possibility is that is is a spelling error for Galerius (who should be spelled with MAXIMIANVS)
Galerius is the only ruler for whom this type was issued without two varieties (longer and shorter legends). Maybe this one die is the missing longer variety, misspelled.  Very rare.  [$145, reduced to $129] #T630

 




Constantius
[$19, reduced to $15] Constantius, 293-305-306.
AE 19-18.
quarter-follis. Color is more uniform than the image.

 

 

 



Constantine and Family

 

C

[$23, reduced to $21] Constantine
18 mm. 3.66 grams
Struck at Thessalonica 326-328
RIC Thessalonica 153   Very nice.

 

 


C

[$29, reduced to $27] Constantine
17 mm. 2.87 grams.
Struck at Nicomedia 325-326
RIC Nicomedia 121   High grade. Crisp. 

 

 

 



ConCon

[$44, reduced to $37] 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!

 

 

 


CC
[$45, reduced $32] Constantine, 307-337.
VO/TIS/XX (large and prominent) A scarcer type with no images--not even a wreath--just words.
CONSTANTINI AVG
PA in ex. RIC Arles 216. 

 

 


C

Constantine the Great, commemorative of his death.  DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG (PT = Pather = father)
VN   MR   emperor standing, veiled
SMALB, Alexandria mint.  Nice centering. Full legends. Very detailed reverse figure. Significantly better than most.   [$35, reduced to $33 SOLD]

 

 

 



Crispus


CC

[$115, reduced to $95, reduced to $85] Cripus, 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
[$39, A top-quality Crispus, reduced to $37] Crispus
20 mm. 3.37 grams
Struck 325-326 at Cyzicus
RIC Cyzicus 36  Super detail and patina.  .

 

 

 

 



CrCr

Crispus, 317-326
VO / TIS / V
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM 
No wreath enclosing the vows.  [$19 SOLD]
Uncommon type.

 

 

 


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. Still [$31, reduced to $27]

 

 

 

 


VR
VRBS ROMA imitation from Britain.
PLG for Lugdunum mint. Small. Only 13 mm. Remarkably complete legends--the die must have ben small too.  [$7 SOLD]

 

 

 



VRVR

VRBS ROMA imitation from Britain.
PLG for Lugdunum mint. Small. Only 11 mm.  [$6 SOLD]

 

 


imit
[$19, reduced to $15] Mule!  VRBS ROMA obverse with Victory reverse from the CONSTANTINOPOLIS type. This is clearly an ancient imitation. 13 mm.  Imitations of t-both types are common, but mixing them up is not. 

 

 

 



GEGE

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

 

 

 


VR

[$29, reduced to $25, reduced to $22] 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.

 



VR

[$19, reduced to $13] VRBS ROMA, 330-337
Trier mint
Nice green patina 

 

 

 



C

[$29, reduced to $21] Constantinopolis, 330-337
Trier mint. Black patina.  

See my article about the CONSTANTINOPOLIS type.

 

 


Con

[$21, reduced to $19] CONSTANTINOPOLIS
TRS*, Trier mint  

 

 

 



 




Delmatius


[all sold] 



Constantine II

 

[$25] 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


[$39, reduced to $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 $35] 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

[$25, reduced to $19] Constantine II, 317-337-340
Struck 332
17-16 mm. RIC Lyons (Lugdunum) 254 "r1". 
Bought in London in 1996. Super green patina.  

 

 

 

 

C2C2

[$29, reduced to $23] Constantine II, 317-337-340
19 mm. 2.88 grams.
Laureate head right with thin mustache
VOT X CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
RIC Siscia 182, struck 321-324. 

 

 

 



CC
Constantine II, 317-337-340
RIC Antioch 65 "r3" (but several varieties)
Struck at Antioch 325-6.  With a lovely original black-and-tan "desert" patina. [$29, reduced to $24 SOLD]

 

 

 

 

 

CC[$75,  reduced to $65] 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 $45]  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 $29] 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.
Constatine II holds victory on globe. 

 

 

 

 


C
[$17, reduced to $14] Ancient imitation! Warm brown. Worn as if well-used. Good style Victories.
The obverse reminds me of Constantine II. The "two Victories" type. 
    Legend letter-forms are not quite letters. 


 


Links:

Tetrarchy (Diocletian, etc.) Constantine, Crispus, Delmatius, Constantine II, Constans, Constantius II, Vetranio, Gallus, Julian II, Jovian.



Constans
 

 [$49, reduced to $39] Constans, 337-315
18 mm.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
"Phoenix on globe"
RIC 232 "Rare" (but other varieties are common) page 154.
Glossy green patina.

 

 


CnCn


[$19, reduced to $14] Constans (333-337-350) 15 mm. high grade and even patina
VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN, RIC Siscia 195.

 

 

 



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.

 

 

 



CC


[$35, reduced to $32] Constans, 333-337-350, struck 337- April 340. 
AE15-13. SECVRITAS REIP. RIC Rome 16 "scarce". 

 

 

 



CC


 [$65, reduced to $42] 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.

 

 

 


CC[$49, reduced to $39] Constans, as Caesar, first issue, before the change from two standards to one. AE19. (Large for the type.) Struck 335-6 AD. RIC VII 201, Thessalonica. Constans is scare or rare in this early issue. This issue is larger in diameter than the later similar issues. The obverse is clearer than the photo. (I should take another one, but ...) Look on eBay for a month and then come back for this one when you realize how hard it is to get a two-standard Constans.
Ex Malloy auction XXVI, 11/30/1988, lot 716, 1988 at $31. In 1988!

 

 


Constans
[$49, reduced to $32] Constans. 337-350 AD.  AE4. Scarce SECVRITAS REIP.
A rare type in good grade, not ever found full flan.
RIC VIII p. 249f.

 

 


C
C

Left:  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 $25]


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.]


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

 

 



Constantius II

 

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 $49] Have you seen any full-sized FTR imitations? 

 

 

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 $75] . Have you ever seen another one offered for sale?

 

 


CsCs

[$19, reduced to $16] Constantius II, 337-361
RIC Antioch 88 
Bought from Baldwin's in London in 1986  

 

 

 

 


Cs2

[$17, reduced to $13] Constantius II as Caesar. Cyzicus mint.
AE18-16. Large flan for type. Nice even black.

 

 




C

[$119, reduced to $89] 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 $16] 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.

 

 


Cs2

Lovely Constantius II, 324-337-361 AD. AE17. GLORIA EXERCITVS, CONSS<dot>  Constantinople, RIC 75 "r2", struck 332-335.
Look at the even strike and bold lettering.  Lovely! [$33, reduced to $23 SOLD]

 

 

 

 

 

imit

Constantius II full-size imitation from Britain.
AE23-20.  Large! 4.60 grams.  A bold and impressive full-sized imitation. "galley" type.  [$75, reduced to $55]

 

 

 

 



Magnentius

[$65, reduced to $59] 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 $49] 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 $59] 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 $95]


 


MM

Magnentius, 350-353.  26 mm. Big and thick.
SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES
Many coins of Magnentius are "barbabrous" unofficial pieces. This is probably one. Note the tilted omega.
Failmezger 434.

The famous chi-rho reverse design, the first fully Christian design. Nice portrait. Bold chi-rho.  [$89, reduced to $85]

 

 

 


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]


 


Vetranio

 
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 $175]

 

 

Vetranio

Vetranio. 350 AD. AE3 (not 2). 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 $119]
He has only six AE types. Two of the three AE2 types are the least rare.  The AE3s are special. 

 

 

Gallus

GG

[$59, reduced to $41] 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

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Jovian
 

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