I sell on US eBay. I use eBay's foreign shipping service for any overseas sales. They calculate the shipping cost plus all import duties and taxes...
I sympathize. Ancient coins tend to be more expensive in Europe to begin with, but the cost of overseas shipping from the US has gotten very high....
Constantine I :)the Great"), A.D. 307-337
Ticinum mint, A.D. 307-308
Obv: CONSTANTINVS P F AGV[sic]
(Bronze) AE IV
Rome mint, A.D. 387-388
Obv: D N FL VIC-TOR P F AVG
Rev: SPES RO-MA-NORVM - Campgate with star between two turrets
I'd thought of a eagle and rabbit, too, but the coin came in a lot that contains mostly coins from Thrace, Ionia and Troas. So the swan, from...
Surprised I haven't seen one of these yet - Constantine I:
Treveri (Trier) mint, A.D. 322
Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Do you know what mint they are from?
A real beauty. Congratulations.
To add to hotwheelsearl's post, coins like yours are usually called "barbarous."
Actually, I was thinking maybe a sea eagle carrying a fish in its claws. Something along these lines:...
I, too, like exergues with images. This coin of Constantine I has, inexplicably, 2 captives in the mint mark. I don't think anyone knows why....
Marsyas Mike, is that bronze disease on that Justinian?
Despite the typo, that's a beautiful coin you got there, Al Kowsky. It's not often you find an Egyptian tet with such clear lettering.
There is something below (or above, depending on the orientation) the blob. It could be an off-centered grain within a wreath. I'll start looking...
Looks like the coin was coated with wax at some point. It's probably harmless. I think a short acetone bath would remove the wax if it bothered you.
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