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  1. A couple of somewhat unusual types for Constantine: An Ae3 type from Rome (RIC 207): Obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust right Rev: VOT X / ET XV F / RQ; Legend within wreath An Ae Follis type from Trier (RIC 229): Obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust right Rev: VICTORIAE LAET P P; Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT / PR over altar; STR in exergue
  2. Another 4-1/2 Assaria of Gordian III and Tranquillina type from Tomis (Ref: Varbanov 5702). I was wondering what that sideways lambda represented on the reverse.
  3. It's a coin of Sardis Lydia. Here's the link: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=7451963
  4. I thought I'd add two more campgates to this thread (you had to start me on these types ... which certainly are my favorites). These are not in great shape but they're without doubt two of the scarcest late Roman type Ae gates. It's thought that these were issued by Valentinian II and Theodosius I around 384 - 389 AD to commemorate some unknown occasion. 1. Valentinian II (RIC IX 59a.2) Obv; D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG; Diademed and mantled bust left holding mappa and short scepter Rev: GLORIA REIPVBLICE; Campgate with Staurogram above and A to left; TES in exergue 2. Theodosius I with identical obverse and reverse designs (Obv: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG) : Ref: RIC IX 59b.1
  5. Really nice coins all. Love seeing them. Here's a couple more Constantine I types: 1. VIRTVS AVGG; Campgate with closed doors. Rome mint, RIC VII 16: 2. D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG; Campgate with star above: Ticinum mint, RIC 198
  6. Here's one from the wife of Philip I, Otacilia Severa:
  7. @ela126 : Wow, that is one tough coin to find. Congrats! As long as I'm here, this is an ae half follis type from Carthage (21mm, 7.5gms). Again, not the best but it's one of the few I've come across: Obv: (Fragmentary legend); Justin (on left) and Sophia seated facing on throne Rev: Two Victories stg facing each other holding shield ornamented with star, cross above; large K over NM below Ref: SBC 396 (Carthage)
  8. Here's an 8 Pentanummia type from Cherson with Justin and Sophia (SBC 605): Interesting that the Emperor's name is not shown on the coin. Obv: XER-CONOC; Justin holding globus cruciger and Sophia holding cross scepter standing, cross between their heads Rev: Large H; Tiberius standing facing and holding staff surmounted by Christogram to left, cross above
  9. Here's an unusual reverse type from Theodosius II and one of Eudocia: Obv: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG; Draped and cuirassed bust right Rev: GLORORVI-S TERRAR; Emperor standing facing holding standard and cross on globe Ref: RIC X421/3 An AV Tremissis of Aelia Eudocia: Obv: AEL EVDOCIA AVG; Draped bust right Rev: Cross within wreath, CONOB(star) in exergue Ref: RIC 281
  10. Just thought I'd add this coin from the Trier mint which instead of S - F across the fields it has T - F which just adds to the mystery of what this means. Constantine I Ae Nummus (?) Trier mint (21.3mm, 2.6gms) Obv: CONSTANTINVS P F AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust righ Rev: MARTI CONSERVATORI; Mars standing right holding spear and shield, T - F acrss fields; ATR in ex.
  11. Interesting discussion and one which I never really thought about. Anyways here's another Constantine S-F type, but from Arles: Ae Reduced Follis, Arles mint (20mm, 2.7gms) Obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG; Laureate bust right Rev: VIRTV-S AVGG; Camp-gate with open doors, star above; S-F to either side, ARLS in exergue
  12. Was looking for help with this Bi Tetradrachm of Antoninus Pius: Obv: (....) ANTωNINO; Bearded bust right Rev: Nilus reclining left, holding a reed with his left hand and a cornucopia from which emerges a Genius with his right hand; the Genius is crowning Nilus with a wreath; below, crocodile to right; L Iς (date) to upper left Size: 21.5mm, 12.7gms I've looked through the standard online sites and can't seem to find it. I also have Emmett and not sure if they reference this exact type. Did find a similar (and scarce) Bi Tetradrachm of Faustina Jr. with this exact reverse and nearly identical size: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=5243376 Thanks for your help. Brian
  13. It's definitely official and according to what I've read it was struck under Constantius II in 347/8 AD at the Heraclea mint and is identified as RIC 50. Mine isn't as nice but here it is:
  14. Nice find and definitely tough to find! Here's a pic of mine. Justinian I Ae Decanummium, uncertain mint (15mm, 3.7gms):
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