Is this a Constans 'Hut" any info please...Thanks

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by John Lumb, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. John Lumb

    John Lumb New Member

    Hi Guys,

    New here. I have a "hut" coin as described here and I was wondering if you could give me any more info. I was going to give it to a family friends daughter who is 9 and has started to collect coins and I thought this would be a nice feature for her collection as she has only modern coins.

    I believe it is a constans?

    I have posted this in another page here as for some reason I was not able to post it here until now....sorry for the repeat.

    John L

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  3. maridvnvm

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    Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laureate and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
    Rev:- FEL•TEMP•REPAR-ATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, diagonally across soldier (Hut 3)
    Minted in Trier; (// TRP ). Minter A.D. 348 -350
    Reference:– RIC VIII Trier 221

    similar to mine


  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    This strikes me as a good coin for the stated purpose. I hope it leads the recipient to study the history of that reverse and the period in history it represents.
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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I'll move the image from the other thread:
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  6. John Lumb

    John Lumb New Member

    Hi Doug,

    Thank you for the reply, the young lady in question loves her coins (I had her start with the modern UK 50p's) and she is hooked. I then gave her Victorian pennies etc, now her parents help her.

    As for history, her grandmother is a passionate History teacher and passes it all down to her. Amelia, the young girl, has completed a recent Roman project at school and as they live near a Roman settlement it's in the blood (I hope) however as for value I have no idea but I am surprised as to how cheap they all seem to me. and I am amazed to be holding something that is over 1,600 yrs old.
  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    If I've seen this statement once, I've seen it a thousand times (including from myself many years ago). It is amazing!
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  8. John Lumb

    John Lumb New Member

    Wonder if the modern coins will be about in 3620? what will they say then eh.
  9. Broucheion

    Broucheion Supporter! Supporter

    What a great coincidence! Yesterday, I stumbled across this paper By Lőrinc Timár: Barbarico more testudinata. The Roman image of Barbarian houses

    Abstract: There are only few Antique literary sources on simple buildings, and depictions which show huts or Barbarian houses are scarce too. The short study makes an attempt to identify structural details that were shown on Late Roman coins from the FEL TEMP REPARATIO series and link them to other surviving images.

    - Broucheion
  10. Alegandron

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

    Nice Hut, @John Lumb !

    It was actually @maridvnvm 's several cool postings that got me turned on to capture my Constans Hut from Doug Smith through @John Anthony 's private auction here on CT.

    Constans, AD 337-350
    Æ Follis, 22mm, 3.9g, 6h; Heraclea mint, CE 348-351.
    Obv.: D N CONSTANS P F AVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
    Rev.: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small, bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downward, beneath the soldier’s legs // SMHA
    Reference: RIC VIII 71, p.435
    Ex: Collection of @dougsmit #643
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