A humble Constantine I Follis

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Chris B, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    I do most of my post on the world coin forums although I do enjoy reading all of the wonderful posts over here.

    This is my only ancient purchase of 2021. I don't like buying Ancients on line. There was a larger coin show in town this weekend and one of my favorite dealers was present. I mentioned that I would like a roman coin from the London mint. This was his one of the two he had to offer but was by far the better of them.

    Just as important to me was the old tag that was included.

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  3. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    It's a great coin, not listed in RIC with obverse legend CONSTANTINVS AG, but it is in the book "The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine" as # 7.04.036. They show one example with Sol on the shield, and while it is not completely clear, I think yours also has it. In hand it might be clearer to you. The coin was struck c. A.D. 311- 312
  4. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    It certainly looks like the bust of Sol on the shield. What a great find.
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  5. Heliodromus

    Heliodromus Well-Known Member

    Yes - it's a die link to the LMCC cover coin. 4th I've seen, all from same obv die.

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    LMCC cover coin


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    Ashmolean (Oxford)

  6. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Wow. That is impressive - but definitely not "humble" I'd say - a really great find indeed.
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  7. tenbobbit

    tenbobbit Well-Known Member

    Not bad at all for your only one :woot::cigar: congrats
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