Furryfrog Jr's Great Start To 2020

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by furryfrog02, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    FFIVN has had a great start to 2020 thanks to a couple of very generous members who wanted to help him along with his growing ancient collection and identification skills. He even got some beautiful French coins to add to his world coin collection! We have been working together over the last week or so to get them all properly identified. We had some challenges with a couple but I think we ended up doing well in the end.

    He would like to share them with everyone so here they are:

    AR Antoninianus
    Rome mint
    Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
    Reverse: MARTI PACIFERO, Mars standing left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield, A in left field.

    Claudius II
    AE Antoninianus
    AD 268-270
    Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: PROVIDENT AVG, standing left, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding baton and cornucopiae, globe at foot.
    Officina mark XII in right field.
    Claudius II.png

    AE Antoninianus
    Cyzicus mint
    280 AD
    Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Victory standing right holding palm, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding spear; officina letter between.
    XXIMC below.

    Constantine I
    AE follis
    Rome, AD 312-313
    Obverse: IMP C CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right.
    Reverse: SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI, Sol standing right, head left, chlamys hanging from behind from his right shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand.
    Mintmark RS
    Constantine I.png

    Constantine I
    AE follis
    325-326 AD
    Obverse:: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right.
    Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, campgate with two turrets and star above.
    Mintmark SMKA dot

    Constantine II
    AE follis
    325-326 AD
    Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left
    Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS dot, campgate, two turrets and star above.
    Mintmark MNΓ.
    Constantine II.png

    Constantine II
    AE follis
    Obverse: CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS, two helmeted soldiers standing facing each other, each holding a spear and shield, one standard between them.
    Mintmark SMTSA
    Constantine II GLORIA EXERTIUS.png

    Constantius II
    AE Follis
    330-348 AD
    Obverse: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with two standards between them, dots on banners
    Mintmark SMKA.
    Constantitus II.png

    Obverse: CONSTANS-PF AVG, laureate and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: GLORI-A EXER-CITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them.
    Mintmark: SMTSΓ

    AE 17
    Obverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Gratian standing right, holding labarum inscribed with Chi-rho and holding captive by hair; Q left, K P right.
    Mintmark ΔSISCR
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  3. furryfrog02

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    Valentinian II
    Obverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: VICTOR-IA AVGGG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm.
    Mintmark ASIS
    Valentinian II.png

    And a beautiful Greek coin. This was difficult but hopefully we got it right!

    Thrace, Mesembria
    Circa 450-350 BC
    AE 20mm
    Obverse: Helmet right
    Reverse: MESEM-BRIANWN, wheel
    Thrace, Mesembria.png

    20th century French coins:

    Again, I just want to extend a huge thank you to everyone on the forum for your generosity. FFIVN and I have had a blast together working to identify them!
  4. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    OUTSTANDING Furryfrog Jr!!
    Two Thumbs Up.jpe
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  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    This is truly the most generous and welcoming coin forum on the internet!
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Agree 1110%
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  7. dadams

    dadams Well-Known Member

    Wow!! Nice gifts but more so you sure should be a proud papa - that’s gonna be one smart kid!
  8. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice! FFIVN is doing some great work there with the attributions and building up quite the collection.
    I may be wrong but think I see IMP CLAVDIVS AVG on this one?
  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Nope, you're correct. Looks like a difference between RIC 91 and RIC 92. Thanks for the correction!
  10. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Excellent, congrats to both of you for a great work at attributing them !

    :) Q
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  11. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
    We had a really good time doing it!
    Amazing how much you can learn from each coin.
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