Type 18: AE2. REPARATIO REIPVB
Emperor raises kneeling female rt., emperor holds Victory on Globe in left.
Issued for Gratian, Valentinian II, Theodosius, and Magnus Maximus. This type is common and has many RIC numbers, not listed here.
23 mm. 4.43 grams.
RIC Siscia 26b
(more images below)
RIC photos: MM-III.15 (Tr), T-IV.16 (Lug), V2-XIV.13 (Ant), V2-XVI.1 (Con [low grade])
Cayon G-64 (2 photos, Lug, Th), V2-52,53 (3 photos, Aq, Sis, Ant), T-56 (2 photos, both Sis), MM-16 (2 photos, Ar, xx).
Hunter G-82.16 (Lug), G-82.25 (Ar), V2-84.24 (Aq), V2-84.29,30 (Sis), T-85.14 (Rome), T-85.18 (Aq), T-85.26 (Sis), MM-87.10,11 (Lug), MM-87.15 (Ar).
23mm. 12:30. 4.28 grams. Siscia.
23mm. 6:00. 6.09 grams. Siscia 26a
23 mm. 12:00. 4.48 grams.
RIC Lugdunum 28a4
24 mm. 12:00. 5.81 grams. Arles (named Constantina at the time) 20a
23-22 mm. 11:30. 4.45 grams. Arles 20a
24 mm. 12:00. 5.81 grams. Thessalonica 37a2
22 mm. 12:00. 6.10 grams. Rome 43a2
24-20 mm. 6:00. 5.78 grams. Rome 43a
22-20 mm. 6:00. 5.08 grams. Rome 43a, page 126.
24 mm. 11:00. 4.46 grams. Antioch 42a
Gratian. AE27-22. 12:00. 5.78 grams. Aquileia 30a2, page 100.
Valentinian II: Siscia, Antioch.
23-22 mm. 5.05 grams.
RIC IX Antioch 42c
23 mm. 6:00. 5.54 grams. RIC Aquileia 30c.
A halved coin found in Spain.
Another halved coin from the same group had mintmark TCON for Arelate.
This one: 24x14 mm. 12:00. 2.96 grams.
The mintmark seems to be TCON for Arelate. This piece is 27x13 mm, 6:00, and 1.84 grams.
Presumably it was halved to make smaller change.
Theodosius: Siscia, Rome.
23-22 mm. 12:00. 5.04 grams.
RIC Aquileia 30d2, page 100, "378-383"
Theodosius. Antioch. mintmark ANTΓ
21 mm. 5.76 grams. 6:00
RIC Antioch 42eΓ
23 mm. 4.37 grams.
RIC Arelate 26a "383-388"
23 mm. 3.50 grams.
RIC Lyons 32 "383-388"
19 mm. Axis of overtype, 11:00. 2.22 grams.
This AE2 type is on a flan much too small and thin.
The flan is from an official AE3
SECVRITAS REPVBLICAE (type 6)
with legend visible at 11:00 - 1:00 and
4:00 - 6:00 on the obverse in this photo.
The axis of the reverse of the undertype is about 2:00
on the obverse photo, but essentially nothing of the Victory type can be seen.
The overtype has legend which appears to begin
with a widely spaced VA
in the normal 7:30 position, suggesting VALENTINIAN (II).
The new reverse has obliterated the type and legend of the overstuck coin.
This is a very crude imitation found in Serbia. How can such an obvious imitation have been worth making? Perhaps the earlier AE3 type was demonetized when it was replaced with the AE2 and AE4 types. The counterfeiter thought it would be better to try to make a new AE2 rather than waste the AE3 flan. [This is mere speculation.]
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