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  1. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    I decided to change my Avatar:
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    Here's the coin that it's from:
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    Rome mint, A.D. 326
    RIC 281
    Obv: [No legend]
    Rev: CONSTAN/TINVS/AVG - Wreath above inscription
    SMRS in exergue
    19 mm, 1.7 g.

    I found this coin in a batch of uncleaned coins many, many years ago.
     
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  3. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Weird. I thought these anepigraphic coins struck in a city when the Imperial family was actually in the city visiting. I guess "visiting" Rome was an option.
     
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  4. Robert Ransom

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  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Neat coin. I've always wanted one of those epigraphic coins of Constantine and family, will keep looking.
     
  6. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    I believe Constantine was in Rome when this coin was minted. It was the last time he ever visited Rome.

    Good luck in your search. The ones from Antioch are a little easier to find. Here's one I just saw on VCoins:
    https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/in..._above_antioch_mint_rare/1256391/Default.aspx
     
  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

  8. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I agree not so easy to track down usually. I have bought a few of these over the years. I lucked into a large group lot of these in a G&M auction a year or so ago, maybe 20 of them in VF-XF condition. I was extremely lucky with that purchase. Many, (maybe 6), were Antioch, but a variety of cities were represented.

    Interesting subcollection.
     
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  9. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    ...Conspicuously in Constantine's case!
     
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  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I like it too thanks.
     
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