Gloria Exercitvs with palm branch

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  1. cmezner

    cmezner do ut des Supporter

    Any ideas what the palm branch stands for in this coinage of Constantine II?:confused:

    Æ3, Gallia, Treveri, 333 – 334 AD, struck under the authority of Constantine I
    16.4 x 17.2 mm; 2.302 g
    RIC VII Treveri 556;

    Ob.: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine II to r.
    Rev.: GLORIA EXERCITVS two soldiers holding spears and shields with two signa and a palm branch between them. Mintmark TRP

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  3. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    The palm branch was used as a symbol of victory and is often seen on LRB's.

    below are two examples


    Constantine I
    A.D. 324-325
    18x20mm 3.1g
    CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; laureate head right.
    SARMATIA DEVICTA; Victory advancing r., holding trophy, palm branch, spurning captive (note the foot firmly on his back) std. on ground to right.
    in ex. SIRM
    RIC VII Sirmium 48


    Constantine I
    A.D. 328
    Ӕ nummus 20mm 3.7g
    CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, with left shoulder raised up (possibly an adlocutio).
    CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE; Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory; Δ in left.
    in ex. CONS
    RIC VII Constantinople 35
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