Constantine II as Caesar

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    AD 317-337
    Cyzicus Mint AD 333-334
    Obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES; Laureate, draped and cuirassed Bust right.
    Rev. GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, Two soldiers helmeted, standing, facing one another, spear in outer hand, inner hand on shield set on ground, between them two standards

    I think this was one of @dougsmit coins
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  3. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Nice coin...

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    Constantine II (Caesar, 3I6-337). Billon Centenionalis (19mm, 2.30g, I2h). Rome mint, AD 326. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust I. R/ Camp-gate with two turrets and star above.
     
  4. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    your coin is Constantius II...the obverse legend is FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C

    RIC VII Rome 290
     
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  5. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Thank you... I had it as RIC VII 289.
    My eyes are still having trouble with that legend (even with the coin in hand now)
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2021
  6. Alegandron

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

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    RI Constantine II 337-340 CE AE3 GLORIA EXERCITVS Glory to the Army 2 Soldiers 2 Standards
     
  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I bought that coin in 1998 from a dealer named Reid but have no recollection of that dealer or the circumstances. That probably means it came out of a pick-box at a show. I reused the number (1632) in 2016 so I know I deaccessioned it by that time. That was about the time I sold a number of coins thru the John Anthony sales here on CT but I do not recall which of his many sales it was in. rx5940bb1632.jpg
     
  8. otlichnik

    otlichnik Well-Known Member

    Possible clogged die on the reverse at top of standards. I wonder if there are other examples from this die out there. I checked mine but nothing. Long shot but it would be very cool to find.

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  9. Andres2

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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thanks for confirming this used to be one of yours. I think I did buy it from @John Anthony now that you mention it.
     
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  12. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Nice one!

    I recently added this one to my collection
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    It wasn't until I began to actually organize my collection that I came to a realization that I didn't have any coins of Constantine II as Augustus. So I looked for one and came to the conclusion - they are hard to find!

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  13. bcuda

    bcuda El Ibérico loco Supporter

    Constantine II is probably one of my best liked coins of the Constantine era
    @Collecting Nut I dont think I have the two standard type like yours I will have to look.

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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2021
  14. Al Kowsky

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