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An AE2 of Aelia Flaccilla, 383-388 AD


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I normally don't buy late Roman bronzes, but I wandered into this one, in VF-ish condition, a few weeks back and thought "why not?  It will make a nice type coin addition."  I understand there is a rare variety with the figure on the reverse holding a cross, but this version seems to be the normal hands folded on chest type and a regular cross to the right.

Aelia Flaccilla,  383-388 AD, AE 2  (Maiorina), Constantinople, 5th officina (epsilon).

RIC IX Constantinople 82

5.27 grams

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Are there other examples out there?  Thanks!

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Here's the same type from my collection.

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My most photogenic one, however, is this one of Antioch:

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Aelia Flaccilla, AD 379-386.
Roman AE Maiorina (AE 2), 4.78 gm, 21.55 mm, 6 h.
Antioch, AD 383-386.
Obv: AEL FLACCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust, right.
Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated r., inscribing chi-rho onto shield set on cippus. T in field r, ANTЄ in exergue.
Refs: RIC 61.3; Sear 20616; Cohen 4; c.f. LRBC II 2747.

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1 hour ago, Roman Collector said:

Here's the same type from my collection.

1453145279_AeliaFlaccillaConstantinopleSalusstandingAE2.jpg.d900ef1ac01047449e4caaffaba55864.jpg

My most photogenic one, however, is this one of Antioch:

50659765_AeliaFlaccillaAntiochSalusseatedAE2.jpg.f19eacdcfc074dd53c0f8d998290d69e.jpg
Aelia Flaccilla, AD 379-386.
Roman AE Maiorina (AE 2), 4.78 gm, 21.55 mm, 6 h.
Antioch, AD 383-386.
Obv: AEL FLACCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust, right.
Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated r., inscribing chi-rho onto shield set on cippus. T in field r, ANTЄ in exergue.
Refs: RIC 61.3; Sear 20616; Cohen 4; c.f. LRBC II 2747.

Very nice!  That Antioch coin is particularly nice!

Is there a difference in scarcity between the two reverse types, or are both about equally common?

 

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nice coins 👍

 

My example has a nice obverse, but a weak reverse

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Aelia Flacilla
Syria, Antiochia
Obv.: AEL FLACCILLA AVG , Draped bust right
Rev.: SALVS REI PVBLICAE Aelia Flacilla standing facing head right, ANTE
Ae, 5.55g, 21.7mm
Ref.: RIC.62 pl. 14/17

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An example from the Constantinople mint

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Aelia Flaccilla, AE2 - Constantinople mint, 5th officina
AEL FLAC CILLA, diademed and draped bust right
SALVS REI PVBLICAE, Victory seated right, inscribing ChiRo on a shield. CON epsilon at exergue
4.75 gr
Ref : Cohen # 4, LRBC # 2167

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