Constantine The Great Era 330AD

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by PassthePuck, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Active Member

    So, I bought 20 coins in an auction. One of the coins that came to me in a Plastic Coin Holder was a Constantine The Great Era 330AD. I normally don't collect these types of coins, and to be honest, I have no idea what the value might be...if any. Here's this coin...comments are welcome. Thanks for your help.
     

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  3. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Just a couple of dollars in that condition.. but neat to have!

    I can't read any of the legends due to photo (and the coin's damage) to confirm it is Constantine.. but here is a similar coin.. Late Roman Bronze (LRB) of Constantine .. with a VOT reverse.
    Again.. not the same coin as yours but an example from that era.


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    Obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right.
    Rev: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT XX within wreath
    Mintmark: Epsilon SIS sunburst
    RIC VII Siscia, 180
     
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  4. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

  5. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Active Member

    Thanks, guys for your help!
     
  6. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    I think it is probably Constantius II, one of the sons of Constantine who ruled after his death.
     
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  7. Guy Ferguson

    Guy Ferguson Member

    That coin is in great shape. I recently was given a bag bag full of foreign coins and came up with a similar coins and from what I can tell it might say "CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C" on the legend, I used a 9600 resolution scan to see that much. This coin is ruined by cleaning and god know what. I'm new to this site and don't collect foreign coins, more into the good old US coins and Spanish silver & gold. I would love to see what this coin looked like, if some knows where I can see an Image, I would appreciate it, thanks
     
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  8. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Welcome to the Ancients board! :)

    I'm not sure which coin you are referring to. Do you mean you have a coin with an obverse legend of "CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C" and you want to see a picture of someone else's coin with that legend? We can do that... but what is the reverse of your coin? That particular obverse legend was used by Constantine II and a quick look at Wildwinds shows 368 different types of coins for his legend ending in "IVN NOB C", and Wildwinds isn't even a complete listing of all types of his coins. You might want to start there and see if you can find a coin matching yours. Here's a link to that page: http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/constantine_II/t.html
     
  9. Guy Ferguson

    Guy Ferguson Member

    Thanks for getting back to me. I found a coin on that link you sent that looks right. That link and Orange Julius link were very helpful.



    Thessalonica

    RIC VII 128 Constantine II Silvered AE3. 324 AD. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left / CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around VOT X within wreath. Mintmark TSBVI.




    Again, I don't know about foreign coins, but mine looks like it's bronze and above it says "Silvered", does that mean that coin is silver? As I said before, the coin had been cleaned and all I think they did was get enough crud off of it to see it was a coin. I couldn't make out any detail when I first looked at it, so I tried cleaning it with ultra sonic with water and was surprised that I saw some bright copper color right away on the high parts of the coin. That turned out to be where they did some overly aggressive cleaning/ sanding or grinding, who knows. But after doing many times is when I uncovered enough detail to try to find out what it was and from when. I didn't see a way to attach the photos of the coin or I would, it's in hateful shape.
     
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  10. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    The coin is bronze. It originally had a thin silver wash over the surface, but that has long since worn away.
     
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