Second Constantine I Follis for $4 also

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Andrew McMenamin, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Andrew McMenamin

    Andrew McMenamin Active Member

    I also paid $4 for this coin. Very smooth dark patina and great details. Although a partial mintmark, I believe I attributed the coin correctly, however, I'm open to correction.


    Constantine I; Æ Follis; Antioch; Æ17; RIC VII 108; Struck 335-337AD
    OBV: Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust r.; CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG
    REV: Two soldiers w/spears and shields, one standard between, o on banner. Mintmark SMANA.
    CONSTANTINE I RIC VII 108 ANTIOCH.png
     
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Good buy at $4. Nice detail. The below coins were bought before I kept good records, so I have no idea what I paid. However, I'll bet I paid more than $4 each
    Constantine I 11.jpg
    CONSTANTINE I
    AE3
    OBVERSE: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG - Diademed (rosettes), draped and cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: GLORIA EXERCITVS Exe: SMANT - Two soldiers either side of one standard.
    Struck at Antioch 335-337 AD
    1.3g, 14mm
    RIC 108
    Constantine I 15.jpg
    CONSTANTINE I
    AE3 Follis
    OBVERSE: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with two standards between them with dots on banners. Star above the standards. PCONST. in ex.
    Struck at Arelate 330-335 AD
    2.20 gms., 17 mm
    RIC VII 345
     
  4. Very good deal for $4!!!
     
  5. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    @Andrew McMenamin, good deal for a unique, hand struck coin over 1650 years old and in nice condition. Attribution looks right to me - i paused before confirming as RIC VII 86 (two standards between) also from Antioch mint, looked almost right. Here's an earlier Constantine, RIC 75, Heraclea mint.
    Constantinus RIC75 Follis.jpg Constantine I, "The Great", AD 307-337), Follis, struck in Heraclea before Maximinus captured Heraclea early in AD 313.
    Obv: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.
    Laureate head right.
    Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG / E / SMHT, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and sceptre; at feet to left, eagle with wreath in beak
    Ref: RIC VI p.541 #75
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2020
  6. Andrew McMenamin

    Andrew McMenamin Active Member

    Sulla80 - that's a real nice coin. I've been searching for a while for that type in good condition for a good price - still searching ;-) Like yours.
     
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