I am sure that no one in their right mind is collecting Constantine/Licinius coins by mintmark like I am so I am not sure why I am even posting this. But you guys will read anything I have been told, so why not? The old daddy-o of the Tetrarchy, Diocletian finds himself trapped in billion...a billion Tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt that is. A tetrarch on a tetradrachm. Ha. @Mat has got me hooked on looking at these. Once in a while, you find a neat little coin for $5. Diocletian, Tetradrachm, NO LEGEND, Dikaiosyne BI Tetradrachm Roman Provincial Alexandria, Egypt Diocletian Augustus: 284 - 305AD Issued: 285 - 286AD 19.0mm 6.30gr 0h O: A K Γ OYA ΔΙΟΚΛΗΤΙΑΝΟC CεΒ; Laureate, cuirassed bust, right. R: NO LEGEND; Dikaiosyne (Aequitas) standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. Exergue: L, left field; B, right field. (Year 2) Alexandria Mint Milne 4769 sculptor17/Glenn Terry 292455048273 2/25/18 3/14/18 Then a group of Constantine coins. I know that these are not earth shattering, but if I try to show my wife and explain the mint mark system again, I am pretty sure I am going to be living on lower Wacker Drive. Constantine I, Follis, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG AE3 Constantine I Caesar: 306 - 307AD Augustus: 307 - 337AD Issued: 324AD 18.0mm 2.70gr 1h O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Laureate head, right. R: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG; Wreath, VOT/(Dot)/XX, within. Exergue: Star, within wreath; SMHA, below wreath. RIC VII Heraclea 60; Sear (200) 16224. Aorta: 1347: B59, O4, R46, T300, M7. And a sister coin: Constantine I, AE3, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG AE3 Constantine I Caesar: 306 - 307AD Augustus: 307 - 337AD Issued: 325 - 326AD 19.0mm 3.34gr 6h O: CONSTANTINVS AVG; Laureate head, right. R: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG; Wreath, badge at top, VOT/(dot)/XXX, within. Exergue: SMHB Heraclea Mint RIC VII Heraclea 82, B. Aorta: 1426: B59, O4, R46, T301, M7. Sometimes, when you can buy a coin for $4, you do it. A couple of soldiers: Constantine I, AE3, GLORIA EXERCITVS AE3 Constantine I Caesar: 306 - 307AD Augustus: 307 - 337AD Issued: 330 - 333AD 18.0mm 1.45gr 0h O: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG; Diademed (rosettes), draped and cuirassed bust, right. R: GLORI-A EXER-CITVS; Soldiers (2) standing on either side of 2 standards, spear in one hand, shield in other; dot on banner; 3-7 badges. Exergue: SMTSA Thessalonica Mint RIC VII Thessalonica 198 Aorta: 783: B18, O9, R87, T220, M17. The next coin is very interesting even for a reduced follis. There are some details on these coins that make it fun to compare one coin to another. On this issue, there are stars in the fields of the helmet and three dots on the vertical band from crown to temple. On the reverse, there is a diamond pattern on the alter with a dot in the center as well as in each of the four corners. Little details like this keep me occupied for hours. And that is kind of what this is all about, I think. Constantine I, Follis, VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP AE Follis Constantine I Caesar: 306 - 307AD Augustus: 307 - 337AD Issued: 319AD 19.0 x 18.5mm 2.50gr 0h O: IMP CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; High crested-helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder. Two stars in helmet fields; three dots from helmet crown to temple. R: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; Two Victories standing facing each other, together holding shield reading VOT/PR on altar with diamond and five dots pattern. Exergue: TARL, below line. Arles Mint RIC VII Arles 195; Sear (200) 16299. Aorta: 855: B24, O53, R221, T235, M4. Finally, a very nice Licinius from our friend @John Anthony. Quite the nice coin, with a scarcer mintmark combination on the reverse of K, left, Wreath over X over B, right, ALE in the exergue. A happy little purchase when the Severans are scarce. Licinius I, Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG AE Follis Licinius I Augustus: 308 - 324AD Issued: 316 - 317AD 21.0mm 2.60gr 0h O: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG; Laureate head, right. R: IOVI CONSE-RVATORI AVGG; Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, eagle with wreath in beak at feet to left. Exergue: K, left field; (Wreath) over X over B, right field; ALE, below line. Alexandria Mint RIC VII Alexandria 18; Sear (2000) 15248. Aorta: 418: B8, O8, R30, T36, M1. Post any coins with details only a father (or a tetrarch) could love!