Constantinopolis City Commemorative

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  1. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    I just finished this.
    CONSTANTINOPOLIS, 337-340 AD. Æ 3 of Siscia. CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, holding sceptre Victory standing on prow, holding sceptre and resting hand on shield. RIC VIII Siscia 224; cf Sear 3890.

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  3. Bing

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  4. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    You left off the "S" on the end. The only mints that dropped the "S" were
    Heraclea, Constantinople, Nicomedia and Cyzicus
     
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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Thanks Victor. I will make an edit.
     
  6. Jims Coins

    Jims Coins Well-Known Member

    Bronze coin (AE 3/4) minted at Lyons during the reign of Constantine I, The Great in 336 A.D. Commemorative Issue. CONSTANT-INOPOLIS. Obv. Helmeted bust of Constantinopolis l., wearing imperial mantle & holding sceptre. Rev. No legend Victory standing l., r. foot on prow holding sceptre & leaning on shield. RCS #3890. DVM #1. RICVII #279 pg.141.


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  7. Jims Coins

    Jims Coins Well-Known Member

    Bronze coin (AE 3/4) minted at Constantinople during the reign of Constantine I, The Great between 330 - 346 A.D. Commemorative Issue. CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS. Obv. Helmeted bust of Constantinopolis l., wearing imperial mantle & holding sceptre. Rev. No legend Victory standing l., r. foot on prow holding sceptre & leaning on shield. RCS #3890. RICVIII #32. DVM #1.


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  8. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Here's my most successful cleaned C-polis.
    Constantinopolis AE Follis RIC VII Siscia 224 B.JPG

    And here are two rather attractive ones.
    The details on the Lyons one is really top notch.
    Constantinopolis Lyons RIC VII 266 (2020_11_18 03_38_31 UTC).JPG

    Alexandria, on the other hand, is a bit more crude, with some features (ie the ships prow) being reduced to but a shadow of a hint, but has a character all its own.
    Constantinopolis RIC VII Alexandria 64.JPG
     
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  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    I think the bottom one is retrograde. Notice that the letters in the Mint Mark are backwards.
     
  10. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. Good point. I read it as SMALA, but I’ll have to reinvestigate.
     
  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    OK, I thought that was an N.
     
  12. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    It certainly does look like a retro N
     
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