Please post your coins from Ostia mint

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  1. Roma

    Roma Member

    For a personal research abount dies please post your coins from Ostia Mint issued during the Constantine period of the mint, please no maxentius coins so Constantinus, Licinius and Maximinus coins.
    Thank you
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  3. Victor_Clark

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    this is a scarcer variety with two flags on the vexillum, versus one on center only.


    Constantine I
    A.D. 312-313
    22mm 4.1gm
    IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG; laureate and cuirassed bust right.
    SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI; Legionary eagle (to the left) between two vexilla, that on left surmounted by a right hand, that on right by a wreath; flag on the eagle and left vexillum.
    in ex MOSTS
    RIC VI Ostia 94
  4. Pishpash

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    Licinius I (Augustus)
    Coin: Bronze AE3
    IMP LICINIUS PF AVG - laureate, cuirassed bust right
    S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI - Aquila between two standards
    Exergue: [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Mint: Ostia (312-313 AD)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 4.29g / 22mm / -
    References RIC VI 95b
  5. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    That raven or whatever it is on top of the standard is awesome!
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  6. cmezner

    cmezner Supporter! Supporter

    Also a Licinus, laureate and draped:

    19 x 21 mm, 4.756 g
    Ostia, 312-313 AD, mint mark MOSTQ
    RIC VI 95b
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  7. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Here's a rare one... I've only been able to find one other in many hours of internet searching (seems to be an obverse but not a reverse die match).

    There is a similar coin (RIC 75) with just a cuirassed bust that is rare itself but with a draped & cuirassed bust this coin goes from rare to very rare.

    Maximinus II
    Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG. Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
    Rev: GENIO POP ROM. Genius standing left, holding cornucopiae & patera from which water flows.
    Mintmark MOSTT
    Ref: RIC VI Ostia 77a.
    312-313 ad

    Edit: I saw you mentioned no Maxentius... but missed the part about a Constantine controlled mint. This coin was issued under Maxentius... so not what you're looking for but still a fun coin.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2020
  8. eparch

    eparch Well-Known Member

    Constantin I. 306–337 Ae, Follis. Ostia 312-3

    IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG Laureate bust right

    S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Legionary eagle between 2 standards


    RIC VII p.410 94
  9. Roma

    Roma Member

    This coin is ok for my research, it is of Maximinus. Thank you for your contribution.
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  10. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    This is the only one still in my collection:
    Ostia mint, A.D. 312-313
    RIC 94
    Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI - Legionary eagle between two vexilla; hand atop left, wreath atop right
    MOSTT in exergue
    21 x 16 mm, 4.6 g.

    This one used to be in my collection, but I sold it a while ago, so I no longer have size and weight data:
  11. Roma

    Roma Member

    Thank you all for your contribute, I invite everyone to post their own.
    Thank you
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