Another Falling Horseman

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by maridvnvm, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I know that many of you will have seen enough of these but I thought that I would share this one with you. I did originally point it out to @randygeki but a member of my family bought it for me. Many thanks to @Victor_Clark for his usual great service.

    Constantius II - AE2

    Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
    Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward clutching his horse. his hair is tied in a top-knot.
    Minted in Constantinople (G | dot | _ //CONSI).
    Reference:- RIC VIII Constantinople 106

    Unusual 3 dimensional wave effect created on shield that I hadn't originally noticed.

    24 mm. 6.4 gms.

    RI 170fd img.jpg

    and one of the shield close up

    RI 170fd rev shield.JPG

    Martin
     
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  3. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

    Beautiful FH, Martin! :) Do you think the wavy detail on the shield was deliberate, or some sort of mistake?
     
  4. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    It certainly seems deliberate and may have been a whim of the engraver when he was placing the central boss on the shield.
     
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Very nice find, Martin.
     
  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Cool shield and a nice heavy coin. Here are some shield patterns by unit from the Notitia Dignitatum...

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  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    And here are some more:

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  8. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Payday came too late for lol. Great coin Martin!

    We'll have to watch to see if this shield comes up again on other dies. Some odd patterns have shown up on 2-3 dies that I've seen, while others just once for now.
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    (not mine)



    One shield I've only seen once, also from Constantinople had a similar pattern to the rump on this one. The price was too high for me :/

    IMG_3373.jpg


    Other shields
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  9. GerardV

    GerardV Supporter! Supporter

    I’m not sure I will ever see enough of these! Very nice Coin.
     
  10. TJC

    TJC Well-Known Member

    Very nice!!
     
  11. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    I love this reverse type!
     
  12. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Decided to copy that. (2nd row from the bottom is Martin's, the botton row is various coins I've seen online). It's a bit sloppy but gives an idea of the varieties.

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