FTR Falling Horseman, RIC VIII Antioch 132, //ANH - TWICE

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  1. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I haven't bought any FTR for a few months and this wek I have had two arrive. This one has an identical attribution to an example already in my collection, all the way down to the officina. Despite this I thought that there were enough minor differences for meto allow soace for them both.

    First the description:-

    Constantius II - AE2

    Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed, bust right
    Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor
    Minted in Antioch (Gamma | _ //ANH). A.D. 350-355
    Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 132.

    Now my new coin:-
    5.93 gms. 23.33 mm. 180 degrees
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    and my old coin:-
    5.59 gms. 22.30 mm. 180 degrees
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    My new coin has the horseman reaching back and grabbing the spear whereas my old coin has him with his arm bent back towards his face. The new coin has a second ring of dots on the emperor's shield whivh is not present on the other.

    These minor differences are enough for me to give them both tray space.
     
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  3. Pishpash

    Pishpash Supporter! Supporter

    Lovely examples.
     
  4. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    What a beauty the new one is!
     
  5. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

    I love the texture of the inner circle on the shield.
     
  6. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Beautiful coins! That first one is especially great.

    I only have two Antioch RIC 132s... one is ugly and the other is uglier, so I'm not going to post it.

    Here is the least ugly of the two for comparison. ANΓI Officina.

    ConstantiusIIAntiochRIC132.JPG
     
  7. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I have a few of these Antioch 132s now.... A long way from an officina set though

    ANE
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    ANS (and my nicest so far)
    [​IMG] ANZ
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    Either ANH would go in here....
    ANTheta
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    ANI (with a Predator for the horseman)
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    ANBI placeholder
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  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Amen-Ra-Hotep

    Great new coin @maridvnvm ! Some nice examples after that as well.
     
  9. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

    Constantius II
    AE Maiorina
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    350 - 355 A.D., Antioch Mint, 7th Officina
    6.20g, 24.0mm, 6H

    Obverse: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG,
    Bust of Constantius II, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right

    Reverse: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO,
    Soldier, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, advancing left, spearing fallen horseman with right hand and wearing shield on left arm; shield on ground to right; horseman wearing cap, facing soldier, extending right arm

    Exergue: Γ/-//ANZ

    Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 132
     
  10. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I have some 135s too (clutching rather than reaching)

    ANB
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    AND
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    ANS
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    ANH again
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    ANGI
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  11. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

    This is my version of your coin, same shield pattern, same officina, but stripped of its patina.

    Constantius II

    AE Maiorina
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    350 - 355 A.D., Antioch Mint, 8th Officina
    4.82g, 21.0mm, 12H

    Obverse: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG,
    Bust of Constantius II, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right

    Reverse: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO,
    Soldier, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, advancing left, spearing fallen horseman with right hand and wearing shield on left arm; shield on ground to right; horseman wearing cap, facing soldier, extending right arm

    Exergue: Γ/-//ANH

    Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 132
     
  12. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Great, another FH I have to watch out for....



    Great addition btw!
     
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