Featured Celebrating the Site of Constantine I's Vision and Victory

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  1. Carthago

    Carthago Does this look infected to you? Supporter

    TIF, love your coin and the write-up is very interesting. You take really great coin pictures too!
     
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  3. Alegandron

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

    Ok, have a few Commems... All from the help of @John Anthony

    RI Urbs Roma Commem AE Follis Thessalonika 330-333 CE She-Wolf Rom-Rem stars S 16516 O-R.JPG
    Roman Imperial
    Urbs Roma Commem
    AE Follis Thessalonika 330-333 CE
    She-Wolf Romulus-Remus Dioscuri stars
    Ref: S 16516


    IN THE MAIL!
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    Roman Imperial
    Constantinopolis Commem 227-340 CE
    Victory


    COOL Dirt Patina...
    RI AE 17 Constantinopolis Commem 227-340 Victory Alexandria RIC VIII 17 O-R.jpg
    Roman Imperial
    AE 17
    Constantinopolis Commem 227-340 CE
    Victory
    Alexandria mint
    RIC VIII 17
     
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  4. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Great historical type, great architectural type, and as usual, great writeup!

    Since he was mentioned, here's the guy who ended up underneath the bridge.

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    MAXENTIUS
    AE Follis
    6.05g, 25.6mm
    Ostia mint, Late 309 - October 312 AD
    RIC 45
    O: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right.
    R: FIDES MILITVM AVG N, Fides standing left, holding two standards, MOSTT in exergue.
     
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  6. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    Man TIF, that's a fantastic piece! I've never seen that type before, though I'm still a noob at this, so a lot is new to me. :D Still pretty awesome.
     
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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    That's a wonderful Maxentius Z.
     
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  8. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Thanks, Bing. My first, and still favorite Maxentius.
     
  9. Alegandron

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

    RI Maxentius 306-312 CE AE Folles Dioscuri holding their horses She-Wolf Obv-Rev.jpg
    Roman Imperial
    Maxentius 306-312 CE
    AE Folles
    Dioscuri holding their horses, She-Wolf between

    RI Maxentius 306-312 CE AE Folles Dioscuri holding their horses Obv-Rev.jpg
    Roman Imperial
    Maxentius 306-312 CE
    AE Folles
    Dioscuri holding their horses (She-Wolf must have run away?)
     
  10. Alegandron

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

    Um... WELL DONE!
    I like all the cool history and detail you laid out. Even the pic of the Milvian Bridge from today's time.

    And your unique coin is REALLY nice... I REALLY like the Milvian Bridge reverse... I want one!
     
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  11. Alegandron

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

    And for X-P... Chi Rho... from MAGnetius...

    RI Magnentius 351-352 CE AE 1 CHI RHO Obv-Rev.jpg
    Roman Imperial
    Magnentius 351-352 CE
    AE 1
    CHI RHO

    RI Magnentius 351-352 CE AE 2 Maiorina 2 Victories holding wreath VOT V Obv-Rev.jpg
    Roman Imperial
    Magnentius 351-352 CE
    AE 2 Maiorina
    2 Victories holding wreath VOT V X-P (Chi-Rho) above wreath
     
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  12. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    A great coin and a great writeup! Thanks for the historical context!
     
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  13. YOC

    YOC Well-Known Member

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  14. YOC

    YOC Well-Known Member

    Thought I recognised the coin!
     
  15. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    That's a SUPER coin @TIF !!! I can't recall running across that fantastic reverse before....and what a great write-up!

    Wonderful posts everyone....

    I'll offer this seemingly scarce example with the small cross reverse (I WANT A MILVIAN BRIDGE REVERSE!!):
    constantine and small lower cross reverse.JPG constantine small cross obverse, aquieleia.JPG
     
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  16. YOC

    YOC Well-Known Member

    I have two of this very rare type....
    2016-07-04_18.34.13.jpg 2016-07-04_18.35.01.jpg 2016-07-04_18.35.27.jpg 2016-07-04_18.35.49.jpg
     
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  17. YOC

    YOC Well-Known Member

    Poor camera shot, sorry, but camera packed away at the moment...
    My milvian bridge example..
    2016-07-04_18.50.18.jpg 2016-07-04_18.50.48.jpg
     
  18. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    Thx TIF for sharing.
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  19. tbc

    tbc Well-Known Member

    That is the only coin I have ever truly regretted selling!
     
  20. YOC

    YOC Well-Known Member

    I'll bet....
    Don't imagine there's too many about.
    I still regret selling a mint henry V hammered.... I will never sell another find again.
     
  21. techmuser

    techmuser New Member

    Hi Folks! I am new to this forum. I came across it when I was looking for more info on the coin featured on this thread. How rare is this coin? I have one of them that I tried to capture in my album but my coin photography is super amateur :(
     

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