Help with this one please... Constantin or Constantius?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by monetarium, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    I can't find any references with the obverse (winged figure) and the lettering is not good.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    :D

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  3. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    I'll offer a hint. The reverse is the SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE type, which was issued by several emperors after the Constantines.
     
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  4. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Ooooh, thanks John Anthony... Good hint. So maybe Valens?
     
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  5. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Bingo!
     
  6. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Thanks much!!!
     
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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    That was too easy of a hint JA!
     
  8. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Maybe. Or the OP is quicker than some.
     
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  9. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Never overestimate the knowledge of newbies (and I definitely include myself, particularly for ancients), be nice.
     
  10. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    I didn't intend any slight, against anyone, honest! I thought the hint would help, but the lettering on the coin is difficult to read if you're not familiar with Latin script on coins. But he comes back with Valens, bam! I'm just paying him a compliment.
     
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  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I guaranteeeeeee that you will not be impressed with me when I start to ask some questions about my ancient CRH finds (uncleaned).
     
  12. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    No worries, Kentucky, no question is too basic. I was a newbie once also, and it was by the good grace of Doug Smith (in particular) and others that I slowly learned the ropes.

    Anyway, this is all TIF's fault. She gets mad at me when I just hand out the answers. :p
     
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  13. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    :joyful::joyful: Well... sometimes that's true. When the poster has been here a while and posts frequent ID requests despite having been gently and repeatedly shown how to find the answer it gets annoying.

    I'm also impressed that @monetarium found the answer so quickly.
     
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  14. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Gee, I wonder to whom you're referring (LOL).
     
  15. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    Just to clear up a point, the winged figure (Victory) is on the reverse, not the obverse.
     
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  16. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Thanks, TIF! Well, with that hint from John Anthony it was easy enough to find the answer.
    Sometimes I have the same problem with ancient Roman coins from the late period if you can't get any hints from the images or the inscription... The faces of the emperors look pretty similar!
     
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