City Commemoratives

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  1. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    I received this Constantinoplis recently ... six months after acquiring the VRBS Roma below (both from @Valentinian ).. I love the coins and the history they represent.

    I know these are "old hat" for most here but I also wanted to share a quote from Valentinian's site (I hope he doesn't mind):

    "Even very common coins are interesting. The fact they were common proves they were important--and therefore historically significant--in a way that rarities are not."

    Please post your City Commemoratives!

    A.D. 332-3
    18mm 2.38gm
    Obv. CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter.
    Rev. Victory stg. on prow, holding long scepter in r. hand, and resting l. hand on shield.
    in ex. TR •P
    RIC VII Trier 543

    A.D. 330-1
    16.95mm 2.35gm
    VRBS-ROMA; [City of Rome] Roma, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak.
    Rev. She-wolf left with twins (Romulus and Remus); above, two stars.
    In ex. TRS dot
    RIC VII Trier 529
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  3. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice coins Clavdivs, sure got to hand it to Valentinian he sells some great coins. 6Dkng5YoNzb83cX2Lsa9L7Mi4Psbm2.jpg
    Constantine Constantinople. CONS/S (Constantinople) 6th officina, draped bust of Genus struck 330 AD, RIC V111 pg 448. 14mm, 1.0gm.
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  4. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Commemorative Series. 330-354 AD. Æ Follis (15mm). Alexandria mint, 1st officina. Struck circa 337-340 AD. Obv:CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, Laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, draped, with scepter over her left shoulder. Rev: Victory standing left, right foot on prow, holding scepter and shield; S-R in upper field; SMALA in exergue. RIC VIII 9.
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  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Lovely coins! Here's my latest VRBS ROMA:

    VRBS ROMA Wolf and Twins Arles.jpg
    Constantine I, AD 307-337.
    Roman billon reduced centenionalis, 2.44 g, 17.4 mm, 12 h.
    Constantina/Arles, AD 331-332.
    Obv: VRBS ROMA, helmeted bust of Roma, left, wearing imperial robes.
    Rev: Lupa Romana, left, suckling Romulus and Remus; branch between two stars above; SCONST in exergue.
    Refs: RIC vii p. 273, 368; RCV 16497; LRBC I 371; Cohen 17.
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  6. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Nice ones.

    Urbs Roma wolf.jpg
    Roma AE Commemorative

    bust of Roma left, wearing helmet with plume, and imperial mantle

    She-wold standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus, mintmark gamma SIS in ex.

    RIC VII Siscia 222.
    Siscia mint
    330-333 AD
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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  8. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

    I think Warren and I have the same types, but he has a lot more of them!
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  9. arizonarobin

    arizonarobin Well-Known Member Supporter

    Great examples! I love the wolf and twins type and collected them when I started collecting. I still have most of them, this one I love for the color/patina.
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  10. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Lovely coins all! And an especially nice selection David!

    I owned a low grade Genio/Bridge commemorative, but sold it a while ago... for a lot less than I expected to get for it! I have one each of Roma and Constantinople though

    Constantinopolis commemorative.jpg Urbs roma commemorative.jpg

    And don't forget about Antioch a couple decades earlier!
    Maximinus ii antioch civic coin.jpg
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  11. doucet

    doucet Well-Known Member

    I had a lot of fun collecting these Victory/Prow types a few years ago.

    I was able to get examples from all of the the mint cities and nearly one coin from every officina. There are a few officina that proved to be quite difficult.

    I haven't been focused on them lately.

    Victory Prow 14 x 13 officinae.JPG
  12. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Wow... great collection! I'd love to do that with many LBR types.

    That's the great thing about late roman bronze, you can tackle this type of project without having awkward conversations about what the coins cost with the wife/husband.

    ...the conversations are still awkward when showing off coins but at least it's not about the cost. The awkwardness there is about them struggling to act like they have any interest in what you're jabbering about. haha...
  13. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    I agree 100%!! We've all been there... :woot:
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  14. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    I don't have a lot but love them :




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