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Honestly, I have tried to give up collecting FEL TEMP REPARATIO types and haven't bought a Fallen Horseman in months, I am trying to give up this nasty habit to let me concentrate on my primary collecting themes. I have fallen of the wagon however and am here to admit that I have bought another one to add to the hoard.

When I was gathering these I was being drawn towards the early issues. I saw this one and was drawn back in to this nasty habit.

Constantius II - AE2

Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman falls forward. He is wearing a Phrygian cap
Minted in Cyzicus (/ SMKB)
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 65 (R)

Dard, Red encrustations on the edge.

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My name is Martin and I am a coinaholic.

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55 minutes ago, maridvnvm said:

Honestly, I have tried to give up collecting FEL TEMP REPARATIO types and haven't bought a Fallen Horseman in months, I am trying to give up this nasty habit to let me concentrate on my primary collecting themes. I have fallen of the wagon however and am here to admit that I have bought another one to add to the hoard.

When I was gathering these I was being drawn towards the early issues. I saw this one and was drawn back in to this nasty habit.

Constantius II - AE2

Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman falls forward. He is wearing a Phrygian cap
Minted in Cyzicus (/ SMKB)
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 65 (R)

Dard, Red encrustations on the edge.

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My name is Martin and I am a coinaholic.

Martin, Your AE 2 is a sharp strike with an excellent portrait, so I can see why you snagged it 😏. How many of the "fallen Horsemen" type are in your hoard now 🤔? My only example is posted below.

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That's a nice coin! I love how it shows its age with some colorful encrustations that do not obscure any of the details.

Below's the only photo of a Cyzicus FH that I have handy. I call this my David Bowie Fallen Horseman due to the blue/green makeup Constantius wears across his eyes. This coin is a bit later than yours but it's still a nice large and heavy coin with some pretty colors. 

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5 hours ago, Al Kowsky said:

How many of the "fallen Horsemen" type are in your hoard now 🤔?

 

I have done a quick headcount and it comes out at just a bit over 160.....

If I just pick out a few samples from my Cyzicus coins you will bet an idea how bad it got... I had no idea!

Minted in Cyzicus (* | _ // SMKB)
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 67 (S)

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Minted in Cyzicus (Gamma | _ // SMKB)
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 92 (C2)

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Minted in Cyzicus (Gamma | _ //.SMKE). A.D. 348-351
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 95. LRBC 2488

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Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, D behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is falling forwards wearing cap reaching towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (//SMKE).
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzikus 98

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Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right; E behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (//SMKS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 100

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Minted in Cyzicus (dot M dot | _ // SMKS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 115 (C)

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And even an imitative of the mint.

Obv:- CONSTANTIVS AVG, Pearl diaidemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed
Copies a coin minted in Cyzicus (//SMK)

2.07 gms. 19.16 gms.
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With regards to FTR. I don't just collect the fallen horseman types. Here are a couple of Phoenix on globe types for example.

Constans
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Nimbate Phoenix standing right on globe
Minted in Trier; (//TRS .),
Reference:– RIC VIII Trier 234

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Constantius II
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Phoenix nimbate and radiate, standing right on globe,
Minted in Antioch (_ | * //ANH). A.D. 348 - A.D. 350
Reference:– RIC VIII Antioch 129 (S)

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There are also phoenix on mound of stones types

Constans

Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Nimbate Phoenix standing right on ile of rocks
Minted in Siscia; (_ | Sym2 //BSIS), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 247

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Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL . TEMP . REPARATIO, Radiate Phoenix standing right on mound of stones.
Minted in Lugdunum; (/PLG), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Lyons 90 (R)

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6 hours ago, maridvnvm said:

With regards to FTR. I don't just collect the fallen horseman types. Here are a couple of Phoenix on globe types for example.

Constans
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Nimbate Phoenix standing right on globe
Minted in Trier; (//TRS .),
Reference:– RIC VIII Trier 234

RI_169ax_img.jpg

Constantius II
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Phoenix nimbate and radiate, standing right on globe,
Minted in Antioch (_ | * //ANH). A.D. 348 - A.D. 350
Reference:– RIC VIII Antioch 129 (S)

RI_170ca_img.jpg

There are also phoenix on mound of stones types

Constans

Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Nimbate Phoenix standing right on ile of rocks
Minted in Siscia; (_ | Sym2 //BSIS), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 247

RI_169au_img.jpg

Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL . TEMP . REPARATIO, Radiate Phoenix standing right on mound of stones.
Minted in Lugdunum; (/PLG), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Lyons 90 (R)

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Here’s the freaky long-necked version of your Tier coin. If that were me, I’d be seeing a doctor 🩻🩺👩🏼‍⚕️.

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