antwerpen2306 Posted November 18, 2022 · Member Share Posted November 18, 2022 Since years, I don't no more collect late Roman coins, but if there is a nice coin, not expensive and special, I buy it. So, I bought this coin from Theodosius I. I'll show first the normal version on a coin from Gratianus AE 23, Gratianus, 367-383 DN GRATIA / NUS P F AUG : pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right REPARATIO / REIPUB, in exergue : BSISC ; Gratianus standing left, raising a kneeling female wearing a turreted crown, holding Victory on a globe 23 mm, 5,25 gr, 6 h RICIX,26a2, mint Siscia, officina secunda. and the Theodosian Coin : AE 23, Theodoius I 379-395 D N THEODO / SIUS P F AUG REPARATIO / REIPUB, in exergue ASISC 23 mm, 5.4 gr, 12h RICIX,26c1, Siscia officina prima I think the engraver of this die tried to give a kind of three dimensional feeling to the scene by placing Tyche's leg outside the scene's border. Doing this he created a feeling wich is unusual for this coinage. 20 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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