Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, Jun 3, 2020.
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That's really neat. Never seen an obverse with a hand coming out of the sky reaching down to place a wreath.
The "hand of god" is definitely interesting. Aelia Eudoxia (Arcadius' wife) struck the same type.
...uh...how 'bout those christians eh?!...><
RI Aelia Eudoxia wife of Arcadius 395-401 CE AE3 2.83g 17mm crowned by hand of God Enthroned Constan mint RIC 79
actually very common
Theodosius I, Roman Empire, AE4, 383–392 AD, Antioch mint. Obv: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG; bust of Theodosius I, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed, r. Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE; Victory advancing l., carrying trophy over shoulder with r. hand, and dragging captive with l.; in l. field, cross; in exergue ANTB. 12mm, 1.16g. Ref: RIC IX Antioch 67B.
Theodosius II, Roman Empire, AE3/4, 401–403 AD, Antioch mint. Obv: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG; ust of Theodosius II, helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, facing front, holding spear in r. hand behind head and shield decorated with cross on l. arm. Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG; Constantinopolis, helmeted, draped, enthroned, enthroned, facing front, head r., holding long sceptre in r. hand and Victory on globe in l. hand; beneath her r. foot, prow; in exergue, ANT(Γ?). Ref: RIC X Arcadius 100.
Theodosius II, Roman Empire, AE4, 425–235 AD, Heraclea mint. Obv: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG; bust of Theodosius II, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, r. Rev: Cross within a wreath; in exergue, SMHA. 11mm, 0.88g. Ref: RIC X Theodosius II (East) 442.
Constantine I ("the Great")
Ticinum mint, A.D. 316
Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Rev: SOLI INVI-C-TO COMITI - Sol, saising right hand, holding globe in left.
PT is exergue; cross in left field, star in right.
19 mm, 3.9 g.
@gsimonel . Really great.. I believe that a coin of Constantine I with a cross on reverse is likely to be a unique coin. Even coins struck before Arcadius and Honorius are considered as scarce, with a clear cross on them. What you think ?
You can also find the GLORIA EXERCITVS - 2 soliders type from Arles with a Chi-Rho in the standard in the name of Constantine and some from Siscia in his sons' names.
However, the combination of Sol and the cross on the same side of the coin I posted makes for a interesting juxtaposition. "The times, they are a-changing . . ."
RI Poemenius in name of Constantius II
AE1-2 22mm 5.14g
RIC VIII Trier 332 R
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