Scarce Constans/Hut

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  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I recently parted with my other Constans/Hut at a recent JA auction because I was interested in getting a better one.

    After a long wait I finally got one for less than the auction coin for & it turns out to be a fairly scarce issue.

    I found very few examples of the type.

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    Constans (337 - 350 A.D.
    Æ Centenionalis
    O: D N CONSTANS P F AVG, laureate draped bust left holding globe.
    R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier walking right, spear downwards, leading captive from hut under a tree. Mintmark R star Q.
    Rome Mint, officina 4; 348-350 AD
    4.08g
    23mm
    RIC VIII Rome 140; LRBC 601
     
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  3. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Nice new addition @Mat . These are fun coins with an interesting reverse design. Plus, it’s always nice to pick up a scarce coin. I bought mine from John... is this possibly an ex Mat coin?

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    Roman Empire
    Constans (AD 337-350)
    AE3; Antioch Mint, struck ca. AD 348-350
    Obv.: D N CONSTANS P F AVG - Pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
    Rev.: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head turned to left; with his right hand, he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downward. between the soldier’s legs. // ANΓ.
    Ref.: RIC VIII 126, p. 522.
    Ex JAZ Numismatics
     
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nope, that wasn't mine. Nice coin those, love the sand patina on it.
     
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  5. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    It's a very pretty example with a nice strike and centering.
     
  6. Yorkshire

    Yorkshire Well-Known Member

    heres mine
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    Constans AE Centenionalis
    OBV: D N CONSTANS P F AVG
    REV: FEL TEMP REPARTIO
    Trier Mint mark
    346 AD
    21mm
    4,28g
    RIC 224
    Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd., E-Sale 28, 2 July 2016, lot 760.
     
  7. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Nice big flan on that new hut @Mat

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    Constans ,348-351 AD, AE3


    O: DN CONSTANS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left holding globe, R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier dragging young barbarian from hut beneath tree of one branch with millet-like head with a multi-leaved stalk on each side. Mintmark SMNB. Nicomedia mint. RIC VIII 70. 20 mm, 4.0g
     
  8. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I ignore the concept of rarity in these coins because I am not trying to get a full set of them. There was a time I was trying to get one from each mint for each ruler. I don't even remember how many there are in the set (guess 22?). I fell short by two Constans and two Constantius. You found one of my four. I don't know where I stand now since I have been selling off quite a few late Romans that I had forgotten why I ever bought so some may have leaked out.
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    Constantius Rome
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  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Nice one, @Mat ! I've got a couple of these -- one from Antioch and another from Cyzicus. They have CT provenances:

    Constans FEL TEMP REPARATIO hut Antioch.jpg
    Constans, AD 337-350.
    Roman billon light maiorina, 3.88 g, 19.6 mm, 5 h.
    Antioch, sixth officina, AD 348-350.
    Obv: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, left, holding globe in right hand.
    Rev: FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO, soldier advancing right, looking back, leading barbarian (child?) out of a hut beneath a tree and holding a spear in the left hand; * in upper left field, ANS in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 128; RCV 18700; Cohen 19; LRBC II 2617.
    Notes: ex- @dougsmit via @John Anthony .

    Constans FEL TEMP REPARATIO hut Cyzicus.jpg
    Constans, AD 337-350.
    Roman billon light maiorina, 4.54 g, 20.3 mm, 6 h.
    Cyzicus, fourth officina, AD 348-350.
    Obv: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, left, holding globe in right hand.
    Rev: FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO, soldier advancing right, looking back, leading barbarian (child?) out of a hut beneath a tree and holding a spear in the left hand; SMKΔ in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 77; RCV 18699; Cohen 19; LRBC I 2479.
    Notes: ex- @Mat via @John Anthony .
     
  10. Alegandron

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

    Nice pick up, @Mat ! NEAT "depression glass" patina! I like the colors flowing.

    And, I do not believe it: I have a Hut coin from Constans... my ONLY hut. I understand that this one was manufactured in Heraclea.

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    RI Constans 337-350 Æ Follis 22mm 3.9g Heraclea AD348-351 holding globe - FEL TEMP REPARATIO soldier spear figure from hut Left
     
  11. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Pretty cool FTR @Mat


    Consta IMG_2624.JPG ns, Rome, AE3, D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laurel and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand. N behind bust. / FEL TEMP REPARAT-I-O, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs, N in right field. Mintmark RT

    Ref: RIC VIII Rome 159
     
  12. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I have managed to gather a few of these from Rome for both Constans and Constantius II.

    Starting with the same issue as yours....

    Constantius II

    Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left holding globe,
    Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right
    Minted in Rome; (//R*S)
    Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 139 (R)

    Weight 3.58g. 24.54mm. 180 degrees.

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    Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left holding globe,
    Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right
    Minted in Rome; (//R*B)
    Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 139 var (not listed for this officinal for Constantius but known for Constans)

    Double struck

    Weight 4.09g. 23.41mm. 180 degrees

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    Constans

    Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left holding globe,
    Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right
    Minted in Rome; (//R*S)
    Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 140

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    Constantius II

    Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe (N in right field)
    Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points down and to the left
    Minted in Rome (_ | N //RP).
    Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 156 (R)

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    Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laureate, rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe (N in right field)
    Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points down and to the left
    Minted in Rome (_ | N //RT).
    Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 157 (C)

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    Constans

    Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Rosette diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left holding globe, N behind bust
    Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right
    Minted in Rome; (_ | N //RT),
    Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 159 (C)

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    Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Rosette diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left holding globe, N behind bust
    Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right
    Minted in Rome; (_ | N //RE)
    Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 159

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  13. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I am chasing after a mint set for both emperors too. Though I have also appear to have lost track of where I am.

    I have a mint set for Constans...... Though I must admit to having more than one for most mints.

    Alexandria
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    Antioch
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    Aquileia (could do with an upgrade...)
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    Arles
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    Constantinople
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    Cyzicus
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    Heraclea
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    Lugdunum
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    Nicomedia
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    Siscia
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    Thessalonica
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    Trier
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    Imitative (of Trier)
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    I am 4 cities short on my Constantius II set
     
  14. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    I love the mystery surrounded these. Who is the figure? Is it a child? A barbarian? Is it the personification of the Roman people being led out of the dangerous wilderness by the glorious emperor or by the Roman army? Is the figure coming willingly or is he a captive? What is the relationship of the imagery to the inscription? Why don't I get a life? I could spend hours pondering these questions. That's probably a problem.
     
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