Reverse: Two people sharing a drink over an altar?

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  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    The reverse appears to be two people sharing drinks over an altar. Can't say I've seen this one.

    The obverse has a really goofy looking head, with a heavily sloped forehead and a hooked nose. Appears to be wearing a crested helmet.
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  3. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Constantine ric 54 maybe?
     
  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Looks pretty close. I have to say that this is probably the ugliest portrait of Constantine I've ever seen.
     
  5. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Barbarous version of this perhaps .. with a right facing portrait?

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    Struck A.D. 319
    19mm
    IMP CONSTAN-TINVS 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 inscribed VOT PR on altar inscribed with I
    In ex. •ASIS•

    **but I would love if it actually was two guys having a pint**
     
  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Barbarous two victories reverse, I think. They can be pretty crude in their artistry. Here's one in my collection.

    Constantine barbarous imitation.jpg
     
  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I guess this might be barbarous. I don't really see a hint of a shield, just a couple "pints" :)
     
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  8. Pellinore

    Pellinore Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice barbarous Victories!
    Here are some Victories, just as barbarous, doing different things.

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    The left Victory rides a hobby horse, while the right one is singing loudly.

    2915 B kl.jpg

    Two Victories playing ping-pong.
     
  9. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Khnum-Hotep

    Hope they were imbibing something, interesting coin.
     
  10. Alegandron

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

    LOL, AWESOME!!! :D
     
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