Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Gary Waddingham, Mar 26, 2020 at 12:07 AM.
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I have always found it interesting that the mint under Constantius II/Vetranio used 'victor eris' rather than 'vinces'. That is simply 'You shall be the victor' which means the same thing. Where is the first use of this Latin phrase using 'vinces'?
Neither of my Constantius II Siscia examples are terribly clear.
The Constantius Gallus of Sirmium is a bit better.
The Vetranio was nice but was returned as a fake. Since then, I have been hesitant to buy another.
@Gary Waddingham. I need to find one for my collection.
This one is the bridge reverse discussed above.
14-13 mm. 1.08 grams.
RIC VIII Constantinople 21
Its companion is the star in wreath reverse.
RIC VIII Constantinople 22 "struck 330"
"Special issue for the dedication of the city, A.D. 330" p. 448.
RIC lists them as very common, but that is misleading. There are each from only this one issue from this one mint, so compared to many other types that were produced in several issues, each at many mints, these are not so common.
For more about "The founding of Constantinople and its commemorative coins", see: http://augustuscoins.com/ed/CON/Founding.html
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