Constantine as Caesar and FIL AVG on coins. Comments
article illustrates coins of 8 Roman rulers. Very nice representative
examples of each ruler can be bought in 2010 for $20 (for a small
to $100 (for a medium-grade follis of Severus II, the scarcest of the
eight emperors). Coins comparable in condition and type to most of the
illustrated coins other than the FIL AVG types could be found for $50 -
$150. The FIL AVG types cost more, say $100 - $175, and still more for
the unusually nice and rare Antioch example. Abdication pieces such
Diocletian's Coin 1A might cost about $200 in excellent
If you are willing to sacrifice a bit of condition, all the coin types
can cost less, or very much less. [Prices as of
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