Great FTR

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Pellinore, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Pellinore

    Pellinore Supporter! Supporter

    This coin will be one of my great favorites. It is what I like most: a coin, might be common like this one, but in very best condition, with some silvering, a faintly wakeful gloss like Frodo's Elvish dagger.

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    Constantius II, cententionalis, Antioch. Obv. Double diademed, draped and cuirassed bust t.r. DN CONSTAN / TIVS P F AVG. Rev. Soldier spearing fallen horseman, shield right. FEL TEMP REP/ ARATIO. Exergue ANAI. 22 mm, 5.91 gr.
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  3. Roman Collector

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  4. dadams

    dadams Well-Known Member

    Stunning FTR!! I've wanted to make a set of all the FTR types in condition such as yours but they are truly hard to find and quite expensive. Well done! -d
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  5. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Masterful engraving on the reverse... I think this is the best I've seen!
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  6. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    A beautiful coin! Congrats, maybe the nicest I’ve seen!
  7. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    A wonderful example! Much nicer than my best RIC Antioch 132:

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  8. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    Congratulations. That's a real beauty.
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  9. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar Supporter

    Congrats @Pellinore that’s a lovely piece.

    @dadams I’m attempting to do the very same. I cannot afford the top EF choices but I did win this one in the last Leu Numismatik Auction.

    Constantius II, 337-361
    Follis 21mm 5.1g
    Alexandria Mint 348-350.
    D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe in his right hand.
    FEL TEMP REPARATIO / Constantius II, in military attire, standing front, head to left, holding labarum in his right hand and placing his left on shield set on ground; before him to left, two captives. RIC 54
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  10. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Cogito Ergo Sum

    Just a beautiful coin. Probably the nicest I have ever seen in the type. Nice and heavy, too.
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  11. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Absolutely lovely! I've been meaning to invest in a really nice FTR that doesn't have the flat spots:

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    One random thing I have noticed about late coins in general... the emperor's legs usually seem to be very realistically engraved, even as the rest of the design gets cartoonish?
  12. ominus1

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  13. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    very nice @Pellinore, i haven't any of these types of LRB's...they are gaining popularity:)
  14. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    A lovely example.
    This is probably my best example of the type.

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