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  1. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    7Calbrey's post inspired me to see what banners are out there. I apologize now if this has been already done.
    Common
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    Delmatius
    Mint: Siscia
    337 AD
    AE 3
    Obvs: FL DELMATIVS NOB C, Bust laureate draped cuirass right.
    Revs: GLORIA EXERCITVS, Standard between two soldiers. BSIS*
    17x18mm, 1.60g
    M
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    Constans
    Mint: Siscia
    337 to 350 AD
    AE 4
    Obvs: DN CONSTANS PF AVG. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    Revs: GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them. M on banner BSIS crescent.
    15mm, 1.49g
    G
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    Constans
    Mint: Arles
    Spring of 340 AD
    AE 3
    Obvs: DN CONSTANS PF AVG. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    Revs: GLORIA EXERCITVS, Standard between two soldiers. G within banner
    15mm, 1.7g

    Christogram
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    Constantius II
    Mint: Nicomedia
    348 to 351 AD
    AE 2
    Obvs: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, Emperor holding globe.
    Revs: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constantius with two captives and holding Chi Rho standard.SMNЄ
    20mm, 3.8g

    Everyone please post your standards.
     
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  3. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter Dealer

    Great idea for a thread!

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    Constantine I, AD 306-337
    Æ Follis, 20mm, 3.29g, 12h; Siscia mint, AD 320.
    Obv.: CONST-ANTINVS AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: VIRTVS EXERCIT; Standard inscribed VOT XX; two barbarian captives at sides, S-F / HL // ΔSISstar
    Reference: RIC VII Siscia 120 (p.439).
     
  4. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    my most recent roman "standard"...

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    indo-greek standards, to the left the the elephants...



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  5. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    My old scan of Constantius II has a star on reverse. Constius 2 O.jpg Constius 2 RIC8-127-LRBC2614.jpg
     
  6. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    Those are all very impressive, nice to see a few different markings.
     
  7. Magnus Maximus

    Magnus Maximus Dulce et Decorum est....

  8. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Nice ones

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    Mark Antony, Denarius struck in a travelling mint, c.32-31 BC
    ANT AVG III VIR RPC, Galley right
    LEG IV, Legionary eagle between two standards
    3.67 gr
    Ref : HCRI #352, Cohen #30


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    Jovianus, AE 1 Antioch mint, 3 rd officina
    D N IOVIAN VS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovianus right
    VICTORIA ROMANORVM, Jovianus standing, holding victory on a globe and labarum, ANT gamma at exergue
    8.46 gr
    Ref : RIC # 228, Cohen #22, RC #4085, LRBC #2645

    Q
     
  9. JeffsRealm

    JeffsRealm Active Member

    Hey, one I can participate in. My collection on Ancients is small so don't get to participate often. Just got this so seller photo.

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    Constans, AD 337-350
    Æ17, 1.7g, 12h; Siscia mint, AD 337-340.
    Obv: CONSTAN-S P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them, Chi-rho on banner // BSIS dot in crescent
     
  10. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    Those are two beauties cucumbor, much better than what I usually see.
    And that's a nice Chi-Rho, not common either. Glad to see it Jeff.
     
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  11. Alegandron

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

    Nice subject!

    I did not expect to have many banners, but here are a few:

    BANNERS:

    RI Constantine I Folles 306-337 CE Captives VOTA Banner Obv-Rev.jpg
    RI Constantine I Folles 306-337 CE Captives VOTA Banner Obv-Rev.jpg

    RI Delmatius 335-337 CE Quarter Folles CHI RHO banner flanked by 2 soldiers Obv-Rev.jpg
    RI Delmatius 335-337 CE Quarter Folles CHI RHO banner flanked by 2 soldiers Obv-Rev.jpg

    RI Delmatius 335-337 CE Quarter Folles CHI RHO banner flanked by 2 soldiers Sear 3131 Obv-Rev.jpg
    RI Delmatius 335-337 CE Quarter Folles CHI RHO banner flanked by 2 soldiers Sear 3131 Obv-Rev.jpg

    RI Constans 337-350 AE3 19mm Thesalonika mint Reparatio stdg CHI RHO banner Obv-Rev.jpg
    RI Constans 337-350 AE3 19mm Thesalonika mint Reparatio stdg CHI RHO banner Obv-Rev.jpg

    RI Gratian 367-383 CE AE 17mm Reduced Folles Emp Stdg w Shield and XP banner labarum Obv-Rev.jpg
    RI Gratian 367-383 CE AE 17mm Reduced Folles Emp Stdg w Shield and XP banner labarum Obv-Rev.jpg

    RI Gratian 367-383 CE AE 17mm Reduced Folles Leading captive XP banner labarum Obv-Rev.jpg
    RI Gratian 367-383 CE AE 17mm Reduced Folles Leading captive XP banner labarum Obv-Rev.jpg
     
  12. Alegandron

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

    I like @Cucumbor 's standards, which are a banner...

    AE STANDARDS:


    RI Constantius Chlorus 293-306 CE AE18  Folles 2 soldiers 2 standards Obv-Rev.jpg
    RI Constantius Chlorus 293-306 CE AE18 Folles 2 soldiers 2 standards Obv-Rev.jpg

    RI Constantine II 337-340 CE AE3 2 Soldiers 2 Standards Obv-Rev.jpg
    RI Constantine II 337-340 CE AE3 2 Soldiers 2 Standards Obv-Rev.jpg

    RI Vetranio 350 CE AE3 17mm Siscia mint Emp stdng hldg Standard and Spear Obv-Rev.jpg
    RI Vetranio 350 CE AE3 17mm Siscia mint Emp stdng hldg Standard and Spear Obv-Rev.jpg
     
  13. Alegandron

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

    And Republican Banners or Standards should be represented...

    AR STANDARDS:

    Worn, but loved...
    RImp Marc Antony AR Den 32-31 BC Leg V Ship Eagle Standards S 1479 Cr 544-18 O-R.jpg
    RImp Marc Antony AR Den 32-31 BC Leg V Ship Eagle Standards S 1479 Cr 544-18 O-R.jpg

    RImp Marc Antony AR Den 32-31 BC Leg III Ship Eagle Standards S 1479 Cr 544-15 O-R.jpg
    RImp Marc Antony AR Den 32-31 BC Leg III Ship Eagle Standards S 1479 Cr 544-15 O-R.jpg

    The Famous TENTH Legio... During that lifetime, I must have been in that Legion...It is banker-marked with my initial!
    RImp Marc Antony 32-31 BCE AR Legio X Denarius B bankers mark Eagle Galley Standards Obv-Rev.jpg
    RImp Marc Antony 32-31 BCE AR Legio X Denarius B bankers mark Eagle Galley Standards Obv-Rev.jpg

    RI Trajan AR Denarius 98-117 CE 3 Standards Obv-Rev.jpg
    RI Trajan AR Denarius 98-117 CE 3 Standards Obv-Rev.jpg
     
  14. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    Some nice Antony's.....
    Really like that moneyers Mark.
    Of course, Greek too! They were such an important element of the military, I imagine there must be hundreds of examples.
     
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  15. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I wish the labarum were a little more clear, but with Procopius you can't be too picky.

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    Procopius, AD 365-366
    Roman Æ centenionalis, 2.70 g, 20mm.
    Constantinople, AD 365-366.
    Obv: D N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left.
    Rev: REPARATI-O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand, left resting on shield set on the ground; Chi-rho in upper right field and unidentified object in left at foot; CONSЄ• in exergue.
    Refs: RIC ix 17a.7; Cohen 8; RCV 19883.
     
  16. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    Forgot I made this thread. More of a vexillum, but might as well show those too.
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    Constantine I
    Rome mint
    312 to 313 AD
    AE Follis
    Obvs: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, right laureate and draped seen from rear.
    Revs: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Legionary eagle facing left between two vexilla surmounted by manus and wreath? RS
    22mm, 4.48g
    RIC VI 348a

    Neat! Not sure I've seen many if any star banners before.
     
  17. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    Never noticed that 'object' before but every listing I see has the same ambiguous description. Strange such a common object is still unknown :bookworm:
     
  18. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

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    MARCUS AURELIUS AR silver denarius. Rome, Summer - December 166 AD.
    Observe: M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right.
    Reverse: TR P XX IMP IIII COS III, Victoria standing front, holding palm and fixing to a palm tree and shield inscribed VIC PAR

    After victory on the Parths in 166 AD.
     
  19. R*L

    R*L Well-Known Member

  20. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar

    There’s something on this standard.
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  21. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    I have several similar pieces. How do you distinguish between the Constantine II AE3s & Constantius Chlorus (especially if the obverse legends are weak)?

    Two of my pieces have medallic orientation and one has coin orientation; is that indicative of anything? The first of these is the coin oriented piece (approx 18mm):
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    The others are medallic oriented: 20201125_114924.jpg 20201125_114934.jpg 20201125_114949.jpg 20201125_114959.jpg
     

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