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RIC VI Rome 73a



C. 297-98, 10.62g, 26.5mm

Apart from the slightly rough surfaces, this is in my opinion an excellent example of a relatively scarce type with an overall nice style, and it was a perfect bargain priced snack to take a spot in my First Tetrarchy 'one per mint' sub collection.

Show us your Constantius coins!

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My only Constantius Chlorus coin:


26,2 mm, 11,13 g.
Constantius I, as Caesar under Maximianus 293-305. Æ nummus. Treveri. 298-299.
FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate bust left / GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius, towered and nude to waist, standing facing, head turned left, holding cornucopiae with his left hand, patera in his right hand; B (A?) - gamma across fields, TR in exergue.
RIC VI Treveri 196.

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@hotwheelsearl - This was in my first lot of ancient coins. I had a "photo session" of about 200 pictures, recently, as I wanted to take pics of all my coins. I was bored and tired so the photo quality was not sensational. Here was the pic I took when getting the coin.


I still don't know what is the letter in the left obverse field. Even in hand it's difficult to see if it's B or A. I would say B. This mans the coin is not in RIC. 

Ah, apparently there was an update on the notinric webpage listing a similar type to mine (the owner of the webpage knew about my coin)


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I have many nummi of Constantius I, but will only post a few that haven't been posted often 😉.


Constantius I as Caesar, AD 293-305 (struck AD 296/7). Rome Mint, officina #3. Billon Nummus: 10.57 gm, 27 mm, 12 h. RIC VI Rome 66a. Ex AMCC 2, lot 230, Nov. 9, 2019.


Constantius I as Caesar, AD 293-305 (struck c. AD 295/6). Cyzicus Mint, officina #2. Billon Nummus: 8.91 gm, 28 mm, 6 h. RIC VI 11a. Ex Pete B. Collection & photo.


Constantius I, AD 305/6. Lugdunum Mint (Lyon, France), officina #1. Billon Nummus: 10.58 gm, 28 mm, 12 h. RIC VI 187a. Ex Freeman & Sear 14, lot 492, June 21, 2007.




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Tasty snack, @thejewk! Coingratulations!

I have a few GENIO POPVLI ROMANI ones.

Constantius I, Caesar, 293-305.
Roman billon follis, 9.95 g, 26.6 mm, 11 h.
Trier, AD 296-97.
Obv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right.
Rev: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae; A/Γ//TR.
Refs: RIC vi, p. 183, 218a; Cohen 61; RCV 14035.

Constantius I, Caesar, 293-305.
Roman billon follis, 9.83 g, 26.3 mm, 5 h.
Antioch, AD 300-301.
Obv: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right.
Rev: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera from which liquid flows, and cornucopiae; K/B-V//ANT.
Refs: RIC vi, p. 620, 55a; Cohen 89; RCV 14069.

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On 10/28/2023 at 9:01 AM, thejewk said:


It's interesting how Rome was OK with the Theta mintmark, while Antioch avoided it in favor of Delta+Epsilon (4+5=9) due to the thanatos (death) association.


Borghese gladiator mosaic

Here's a later post-reform radiate of Constantius with the FK= Felix Karthago mintmark (although it always reads different in my mind).


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Nice snack.  It's always nice to draw nearer to the completion of a set.  My nummi are pretty randomly selected.


I have very few catalogued coins of Constantius I, the irony being that these two were also snacks; a throw-in with a larger order.ConstantiusI(Caesar)-AENummus-London-RIC2227mm9.08ghooknose.jpg.b2ff8295848b88ccc1e05bf72b485e29.jpg

YEAR 293-305
MAIN CHARACTER Constance Chlore
WEIGHT (G) 9.08


RIC 164a


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I was in Konstanz the other day. Konstanz is a picturesque German city on lake Constance in southern Germany. The town was (probably) named after Constantius Chlorus, who had a military fort built there in around AD 300 to control the Rhine crossing at the outflow of the lake. In front of the Konstanz cathedral there is a large archaeological pit in the ground that is covered by a glass window. In the pit you can see the very well constructed foundations of Constantius' fortress.


Here are a couple fo folles, from my collection: I find that his folles are very affordable in great conditions. The lower coin was just GBP 35 on Ebay.



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