Got this Contantine I Sirmium mint today !

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  1. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Was very happy to get this in the mail today.

    Constantine I Sirmium.JPG
    Constantine I , Follis, Sirmium, 324-325 AD.
    Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG Laureate head right
    Rev: SARMATIA DEVICTA Victory advancing right,
    holding trophy, palm branch and spurning captive on
    ground to right.
    Exe: SIRM, Sirmium mint
    RIC VII 475, 48; Hunter 195, 264.
    21 MM. , 2,68 grams

    From what I have read ten Roman emperors were born in this city or in its surroundings: Herennius Etruscus (251), Hostilian (251), Decius (249–51), Claudius II (268-270), Quintillus (270), Aurelian (270–75), Probus (276–82), Maximian (285–310), Constantius II (337–61), and Gratian (367–83).

    The Sirmium mint was a Roman province in Pannonia inferior, present day Serbia. It was conquered by the Romans in the 1st century BC and proclaimed one of the four capitals of the Roman empire in 294 AD. the other three capitals were Trier, Mediolanum, and Nicomedia.

    The city had an Imperial palace, horse racing arena, an arena theatre, theatre, many workshops, public baths, temples, public palaces, luxury villas and of course the mint of Sirmium that was connected to the mint of Salona and the silver mines of the Dinaric alps.

    Here is a link to more information about Sirmium.

    If you have any coins from Sirmium please feel free to post them up for everyone to see.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019
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  3. JROMA

    JROMA Active Member

    My lone Sirmium coin:


    Constantius II AR siliqua (20mm, 2.14 gm, 6h). NGC (photo-certificate) MS 4/5 - 3/5. Sirmium, AD 355-361. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II right, seen from front / VOTIS / XXX / MVLTIS / XXXX, legend in four lines within laurel wreath terminating in large jewel, SIRM below,

    RIC VIII 15

    Ex. Heritage, poached off eBay
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  4. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Nice. Indeed, very nice! That's a beautiful coin and one of my favorite LRB reverse types.

    My example is from the Lyon mint:
    Rom – Konstantin der Große, AE3, Sarmatia devicta.png
    Constantine I, Roman Empire, AE3, 323–324 AD, Lugdunum mint. Obv: CONSTANTINVS AUG; head of Constantine I, laureate, r. Rev: SARMATIA DEVICTA; Victory, winged, draped, advancing r., holding trophy on r. arm and branch in l. hand, spurning a seated captive. 18mm, 3.61g. Ref: RIC VII Lugdunum 222.

    And here is a humble Constantius II of the fallen horseman type from Sirmium:

    Rom – Constantius II, AE3, Reitersturz, Sirmium 2.png
    Constantius II, Roman Empire, AE3, 351–355 AD, Sirmium mint. Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG; bust of Constantius II, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, r. Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; Helmeted soldier to l., shield on l.arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at r. Horseman is bareheaded, turns to face soldier, and extends l. arm; in exergue, ?SIRM. 18.5mm, 2.95g. RIC VIII Sirmium 48.
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  5. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

    I don't believe I have a Constantine I. This is probably the next coin to have if I wish to keep adding coins from the Constantinian Era.
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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Jovian 1.jpg
    OBVERSE: DN IOVIA-NVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: VOT V MVLT X in four lines across field within wreath; BSIRM
    Struck at Sirmium 363-4 AD
    3.0g, 20mm
    RIC 118b
    Constantius II 8.jpg
    OBVERSE: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: SPES REIPVBLICE Exe: SIRM - Helmeted and cuirassed emperor standing left, holding globe and spear
    Struck at Sirmium 355-361 AD
    2.2g, 15.5mm
    RIC 80
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  7. David@PCC


    Mint: Sirmium
    324/325 AD
    AE Follis
    Obvs: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, bust laureate head right.
    Revs: ALAMANNIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right holding trophy & palm, next to bound captive on right. •SIRM•
    18x19mm, 3.14g
    Ref: RIC VII 49
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  8. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Solamente uno:

    RI Jovian AE3 Sirmium mint VOT V
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  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I also have an example from Trier with the Sarmatia Devicta reverse.
    Constantine I 14.jpg
    AE Follis
    OBVERSE: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right
    REVERSE: SARMATIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, holding trophy on right arm, branch in left hand, spurning captive seated on ground right, head turned back, STR(cresent) in ex
    Struck at Trier, workshop S, 323-4 AD
    2.8g, 19.4mm
    RIC 435
  10. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I can complement that Constantine with a Fausta!

    Fausta SALVS REIPVBLICAE Centenionalis  Sirmium.jpg Fausta, AD 324-326.
    Roman billon centenionalis, 2.65 g, 20.2 mm, 6 h.
    Sirmius, AD 324-25.
    Obv: FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Fausta standing facing, head left, holding two children in her arms; SIRM in exergue.
    Refs: RIC vii, p. 475, 55; LRBC I 810; Cohen 7; RCV 16549.
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  11. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I am also fond of Sirmium product. Here are two Constantius II and three Constantius Gallus.

    Does it seem odd to use a Victoria Caesaris on a coin of an Augustus?
    Gallus Concordia Militum
    Just one more: Falling Horseman FH3
  12. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Khnum-Hotep

    Nice coin!
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  13. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Nice coin! These are great. I have an ok one of these (missing some of the obverse legend) but am still looking for a nice ALMANNIA DEVICTA.

    Here's my nicest one:
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  14. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Great coins everyone
    Constantine 307-337, Sirmium mint 324-5. 2.5g
    Diademed head of Constantine right "CONSTANTINVS AVG" / Victory advancing right holding a trophy, captive at her feet "SARMATIA DEVICTA".
    RIC VII 49 Sirmium.
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  15. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    My only example from the Sirmium Mint, acquired 13 years ago :).

    Julian II AD 360-363.jpg
    Julian II, AD 360-363, Sirmium Mint, 2nd Officina: AE 29 mm, 8.14 gm, 12 h.
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    ancient coin hunter Khnum-Hotep

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  17. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @bcuda....Great detail on the reverse! .....
    Lovely looking coin!..An amazing engraver, transparent clothing!!!...Wonderful!
    Constantine I Sirmium (1).JPG

    @Bing....Love the big chin of the Jovian!
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  18. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    The OP SARMATIA DEVICTA type of Constantine is one of the last specific-victory references on Roman coins. At the same time Crispus had this ALAMENNIA DEVICTA type:


    Crispus. 18 mm. 2.74 grams.
    RIC VII Sirmium 49. Struck 324-5. (The Constantine was RIC Sirmium 48, struck in the same issue.)
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