10. NERO AE AS; VICTORY One of only two non-LRBs on this list. It ain’t fleur de coin, but those Neronian curls were worth $65 to me. A dealer photo. 9. CONSTANTINE GPR, TRIER I'm a sucker for large folles, and I especially like early coins of Constantine. This one checks both boxes. The tall, elegant Genius seems to have been distinctive of Trier. 8. CONSTANTINE SOL ADVANCING WITH GLOBE This is a coin only a specialist could love. In about 310, the mint at Lyon seems to have been working out exactly what kind of posture Sol should have for Constantine’s new SOLI INVICTO COMITI coinage, which would become ubiquitous in the West. Here’s an early variant, not in RIC, and languishing for about 20 euros in a VCoins dealer’s stock until I liberated it. 7. CONSTANTINE BEATA; TRIER Before he founded Constantinople, Constantine made Trier his city of choice, so perhaps it’s not surprising that the die engravers at the mint of Trier were among the most skilled in the empire. Any number of coin types could illustrate the attention lavished upon the gold coinage and even the base metal coins. But this coin is one of my favorites. The oversized head and the tiny little T-Rex hands make this obverse portrait of Constantine resemble a carnival caricature. This photo is the dealer’s; the chocolate patina makes it hard for me to improve upon the dealer pic. 6. GALERIUS GPR, LONDON A long-term project for me is to get a follis of each tetrarch from all mints, at least for the First Tetrarchy. I’ll never finish it. But I will collect some nice coins along the way, including this one from London. I find the London small bust / large bust distinction interesting. A quirky mint. 5. DIOCLETIAN GPR, LONDON Here’s one representing the larger bust, type struck ca. 303. 4. TITUS AE AS Technically I completed my Twelve Caesars set last year with an Otho denarius. But my Titus really was a slug, so I upgraded with this As. This is the only coin on this list exceeding $100, and one of only two non-LRBs. 3. CONSTANTINE GPR FROM HERACLEA I picked this one up from @Valentinian. As he noted on his site, early (ca. 306) folles of Constantine as Caesar are pretty scarce from the East. I'm sure Galerius was gritting his teeth when he was forced to strike this coin for the new Western Caesar. Large and nearly fully silvered. 2. CONSTANTINE SOL WITH WHIP; LYON Another variant of interest to collectors of Constantine’s Sol coinage: a scarce depiction of Sol striding with whip. For some reason these variants tended to come from Lyon. Purchased from Victor Clark. 1. MAXENTIUS AETERNITAS; DIOSCURI WITH WOLF AND TWINS I had always wanted one of these with the Dioscuri reverse, but I also wanted to hold out until I got one with the wolf and twins. I find the context for this coin fascinating: Maxentius is trying to position himself as the most Romanish Roman of them all so that he might rally support in the Eternal City against all comers, including, fatally, Constantine himself. Such an effort earned him a nice, long swim in the Tiber. THAT'S ALL FOLKS. HERE'S HOPING THE CONGREGATING, GIGGING, AND COLLECTING PICK UP ONCE WE CAN GET PAST THE WORST OF THE COVID YEARS. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A FANTASTIC 2021!