As many of you know, my son and I have been working on cleaning and ID'ing mostly Late Roman Bronzes. Most of the coins we have in the collection are ones that we have cleaned ourselves. The vast majority of those are well...for lack of a better word...junk. We have only had a few really nice ones that were very easy for us to ID. This has lead to a lot of sleuthing and learning, not to mention a fair share of frustration. But we have managed to do a pretty good job if I do say so myself. Well, on Halloween we received a package in the mail with some absolutely beautiful coins to identify and add to my son's collection. These are way beyond anything we have scrubbed up or purchased on our trip to Baltimore. We saw coins like this but they were not in our price range nor our current level of expertise (if you call what we have now "expertise" lol). My son was flabbergasted and his eyes got as big as some of these coins haha. Unfortunately, since they came on Halloween, we weren't able to spend much time with them. I worked on taking pictures over the last week and my son and I were able to sit down and ID the first 2 this afternoon after school. We will hopefully be able to ID one or 2 each day and will update here when we ID a new coin. Ok, now without further ado, the part that you all wanted to see...the coins! Theodosius I, AE2, Constantinople. AD 378-383. Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, helmeted, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor standing facing, head right on galley, raising right hand; Victory at helm. Wreath in left field. Mintmark CONA. Maximianus AE Follis. 300-301 AD. Obv: IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, laureate head right Rev: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder (falls low), holding patera from which liquid flows, and cornucopiae, Δ-Epsilon across field. Mintmark ANT. This one comes with a cool anecdote: The officina number is 4+5 (Delta plus Epsilon) because the number 9 was the Greek letter theta which was the first letter in the Greek word for death. It was considered unlucky by the pagans but the Christian emperors later used the theta because they rejected pagan superstitions. Thanks for looking!