Constantine ready for battle (or if the helmet fits, wear it)

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  1. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    TIF, Nice artwork. The two angels on the reverse look like they may be telling dirty jokes :hilarious:.
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  3. Archeocultura

    Archeocultura Active Member

    Arles too knew this type. Like Siscia there are a lot of different decoration types of the altar; they mark the various different issues. This one is not known in RIC nor in Ferrando.


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  4. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Rated R5 all the way, and posted by myself before, the following coin was also struck in Siscia, @Archeocultura. From my old folders, I can't resist to post the Great Warier in the History of Rome. Const IR 5 O    82-D Siscia.JPG Const I R5 Siscia ric7.JPG
  5. Black Friar

    Black Friar Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much for the benie creation, it's just to much fun for words; I really got to laff out ,loud. Made my day. I love that style as well.

    Attached is a Roman version of a pencil neck geek.

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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Oh, that helmet is awesome!
  7. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    I do. The last I'd heard, the general consensus was that the coin was legitimate. Do you know if that is still the glearned opinion? Because it always bothered me that the letters in his name appeared squashed above and near the hat. I've never seen or heard of a coin of Constantine's where the letters in his name were squashed to accommodate the obverse portrait.

    By the way, it's been a long time since I've heard anything from/about Zach Beasly. Is he still active, perhaps on another forum? He always had a lot of interesting coins.
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  8. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Bronko would approve :rolleyes:
  9. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    "I'd go into battle myself, but see, I've just spent 2 hours polishing this helmet..."
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  10. maridvnvm

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  11. Severus Alexander

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  12. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Nice OP

    Constantine The Great, AE3 - Ticinium mint, 3rd officina
    IMP CONSTAN - TINVS MAX AVG, Draped, cuirassed bust of Constantinus right, wearing laureate helmet
    VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two victories, holding shield on wich is written VOT/PR, resting on cippus. TT at exergue
    3.2 gr
    Ref : RC #3883 var

  13. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Nice helmeted busts of Constantine I. Here are three from Siscia:
    image.jpg image(2).jpg
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  14. tenbobbit

    tenbobbit Well-Known Member

    Nice helmutts everyone ;)
    Another one from Arles, right facing on this one.
    IMG_5230.JPG IMG_5231.JPG
    A nice reverse to compliment the OP's coin, also from Siscia.
  15. Alegandron

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

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  16. Pellinore

    Pellinore Supporter! Supporter

    Yes, this is an interesting and attractive coin type. Here's a nice Siscia example:

    2703 Const Siscia helmet ct.jpg

    I tried to look it up here, but there are too many varieties, and I can't quite read the exergue.

    One can find dozens of nice barbarous imitations, too:

    2918 RB ct.jpg

    2932 B ct.jpg

    2926 B ct.jpg

    2902 Germ ct.jpg
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  17. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Well-Known Member

    These coins have always interested me I basically have two of them. The first is one of the billon Argentii???? from the mint of Trier. The second is an aes from Sisca. The interesting part about this one is the small horseman riding down an enemy on his shield conmag307.JPG conmag302.JPG
  18. arizonarobin

    arizonarobin Well-Known Member Supporter

    So many nice helmeted examples.
    Here is my favorite:
  19. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Quite a plain looking coin but fairly well preserved in decent style

    Constantine the Great - AE3

    Obv:- IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG, Laureate helmeted cuirassed bust right
    Rev:- VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT PR over Altar. Star on Altar
    Minted in Ticinum, (//ST). A.D. 319
    Reference:- RIC VII Ticinum 87

  20. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    There are some emperors where the appearance of a helmet is a bit scarcer.....


    And then there's Probus who must have had a whole truck full of different helmets......

  21. Victor_Clark


    53eFH.png Here's a example with a decorated helmet on a D6 bust (Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed). This is special because the helmet on this type is usually plain.

    here is the standard type


    though sometimes you can find a star


    or a plain dot

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