Valentinian Posted July 22, 2022 · Member Share Posted July 22, 2022 (edited) I just got a nice example of this legend on a coin of Constans II, AD 641-668:ЄN TɣTo NIKA "In this [sign], conquer"with reference to Constantine's vision at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (in 312). The Greek equivalent of the Roman "HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS".Normally much of the legend is obscure. ANA NEO (either side of the M) for ANANEOSIS = "renewal" [Of good times, much like FEL TEMP REPARATIO is in the 4th century] There are many similar varieties depending upon what it in the exergue (which is usually obscure and uncertain, as is this one). Sear 1005 [edit: I changed it from Sear 1000 based on information below from @quant.geek] and maybe DOC II.II Constans II, 65, which is very much like 59 and 66 and others. DOC plate XXVI has 23 similar coins, none of which has the obverse legend as clear as this one and only a few of which have decipherable letters in exergue. I collected Byzantine coins at a moderate level for years before I decided to learn much about their legends. Now I can decipher most. If you would like to learn about them, look at this page on how to read them:http://augustuscoins.com/ed/Byz/legends.html Show us something Byzantine (especially something with a legend)! Edited July 24, 2022 by Valentinian Sear number changed 17 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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