A neat FH

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  1. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Found another interesting and unlisted horseman. It has an interesting shield design as well.
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    Constantius II
    Antioch
    23mm 4.5g

    DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. ANO in ex

    Not in RIC
     
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Cool shield and patina and congrats on finding an unrecorded one.
     
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  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Nice job capturing an unrecorded! How many different shield varieties do you have now?
     
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  5. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    He's literally getting stabbed in the back!
     
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  6. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Great find, congrats.
     
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  7. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Thanks!

    Not counting shape/size, I have 6 (counting this one) different patterns.

    I have a variety of horse rumps as well lol
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  8. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    The desert patina really brings out the reverse's dramatic action. Superb coin!
     
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  9. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    A really good find.... well done.
     
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  10. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Good 'Ol Gallienus

    I wonder how they decided which shield pattern to display? Something that could have come out of the Notitia Dignitatum probably (though that was thought to have been produced starting in the 390s) Maybe they actually represented patterns used by the local legion/auxilia, in which case that might vary by mint. An interesting new direction for FTR scholarship perhaps?

    http://www.vortigernstudies.org.uk/artsou/notitia.htm
     
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  11. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    It does seem to vary by mint and perhaps skill (weather or not to include it) of the celator.


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  12. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Interesting shields. My latest horseman:
    Constantius II. A.D. 337-361. centenionalis (24 mm, 4.8 g). Aquileia, Obv. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II right; behind, A. Rev. FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman leaning over horse with head turned to look back and holding shield; A to left; AQP. RIC 113.
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    What signifies the letter A on the obverse and the reverse side?
     
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