new additions this week

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Victor_Clark, Mar 1, 2024.

  1. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    I have added several new coins to my trays this week.

    I already made a separate topic about this one


    Constantine I
    Half follis 16mm 1.5g
    A.D. 313
    IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG; bare head right.
    FVNDAT PACIS [founder of peace]; Mars advancing right with trophy over left shoulder, dragging captive.
    RIC VII Rome 12

    This coin is a part of the Martock Hoard, consisting of some 425 Roman coins from the Constantinian period found in 2012 buried in a pot in Martok, UK.


    Constantine I
    A.D. 319-20
    Ӕ nummus 18x19mm 2.5g
    CONSTANTINVS AVG -- high crested helmet, cuir., spear across r. shoulder, shield on left arm
    VICT• LAETAE PRINC PERP -- two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield/wreath inscribed VOT PR on altar inscribed with the letter I.
    In ex. BSIS✶
    RIC VII Siscia 95

    This coin has a star on the shoulder and I have only seen two other examples.


    Licinius II
    A.D. 319-20
    19mm 2.8g
    LICINIVS IVN NOB C; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; with ✶ on shoulder.
    VICT•LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar inscribed with the letter I.
    In ex. ASIS✶
    RIC VII Siscia 98

    nothing special about this one, except the extremely expressive bust


    Constantius II
    A.D. 330- 333
    16x18mm 2.7g
    FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground; between them two standards.
    In ex. CONSS
    RIC VII Constantinople 61

    This coin from Trier has an H under the bust, which honors the family members of Hercules-- Maximianus and Constantius. They were struck for all four members of the Tetrarch and I already have examples for Diocletian and Constantius I. RIC says it was issued when "Constantius' British campaign was successfully concluded" This is his campaign against Carausius and Allectus. It also commemorates the beginning of the campaign of Maximianus against the Quinquegentiani in North Africa.


    A.D. 296- 297
    Ӕ follis 25x28mm 8.3g
    IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG; laureate head right, H under bust.
    GENIO POPVLI ROMANI; Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right holding patera, left cornucopiae; B in left, Γ in right.
    In ex. TR
    RIC VI Trier 171b

    and for something completely different


    CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (23 mm, 5.9g). Ο / ΠΕ-Τ/[P]/O/[C] Nimbate bust of St. Peter facing, raising his right hand in benediction and holding cross in his left. Rev. KЄBOI / ΘHTOΔV / ΛΟCOVT/ ANHPI✠ ('Lord, help your servant Tancred' in Greek) in four lines. CCS 3a.
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice additions, oddly, other than the Half & quarter follis you posted in the other thread, I like the Crusader coin too.
  4. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    I forgot this one that I won on eBay today

    I already had this RIC number but the I was in the left field, versus right field.


    A.D. 297-298
    26mm 10.3g
    MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Laureate bust right.
    FELIX ADVENT AVGG NN; Africa standing left, holding labarum and tusk; at feet, lion with captured bull; I in right field.
    In ex. PKΔ
    RIC VI Carthage 26b

    here is my other example

  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Both are handsome coins!
  6. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    and fresh from UK, it's a little scrappy but fairly rare-- an VRBS ROMA minus the wolf and twins


    A.D. 347- 348
    15x16mm 1.4g
    VRBS ROMA; Roma, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak.
    VOT XX MVLT XXX surrounded by laurel wreath.
    In ex. SMNB
    RIC VIII Nicomedia 53
  7. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    after upgrading my GLORIA PERPET


    I won this one. The Dioscuri between altars in the pediment

    Lot_ 813 - MAXENTIUS (307-312) - Auktion 138 - Numismatik Naumann.jpg

    A.D. 308- 310
    27mm 6.2g
    IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG; laureate head right.
    CONSERV VRB SVAE; Roma seated in hexastyle temple holding globe & sceptre; Dioscuri between altars in pediment; Victories with garlands as acroteria.
    In ex. RBQ
    RIC VI Rome 208

    this was an upgrade for my other example


    and now I am probably done for the week.
  8. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Nice coins @Victor_Clark I recently got my first (and only) FELIX ADVENT type from Carthage, but mine is for Maximian - I used your website for my attribution (thank you!):


    Maximianus Follis (Æ 27)
    (297-298 A.D.) Carthage Mint

    laureate head right /
    Africa standing facing, holding
    standard and elephant's tusk,
    lion with captured bull at feet,
    B in left field | PKS in exergue.
    RIC VI Carthage 21b.
    (11.36 grams / 27 x 26 mm)
    eBay Nov. 2023
    Note: "The coinage from Carthage struck during this period references
    the campaign against the Quinquegentiani as the mint was only opened because of the war. When Maximianus arrived in Carthage sometime in 296- 297, he needed to open a mint to have funds to pay for the war. The types struck in Carthage were also specific to the city and not struck anywhere else in the Empire."
  9. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Roma looks to be wearing some sweet earrings. I’ve not noticed that before… are those usually there and I’ve not noticed or unusual and unique to this coin?
  10. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    They are unusual; but found occasionally. Here's two examples that I sold.

    VRBS Arles 351.jpg

    VRBS Trier 547 17mm.jpg
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