The Emperor Game! Can WE do it?

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  1. roman99

    roman99 Well-Known Member

    AE Follis
    Antioch mint, 302-303 CE
    28mm, 10.3 grams
    RIC 56
    Ken Dorney, Jan 2021
    AE Follis
    Nicomedia mint, 294-295 CE
    30mm, 13.23 grams
    RIC VI 29B
    Savoca, June 2021
    AE Antoninianus
    286-293 CE
    27mm, 3.52 grams
    Free gift from Jamesicus
    AE Antoninianus
    293-296 CE
    22mm, 3.21 grams
    RIC V-II 35
    Treasure Island, May 2021
    AE Follis
    296-297 CE
    27mm, 11.1 grams
    RIC V-II 73B
    Jan 2021, Ken Dorney
    Constantius I
    AE Follis
    Rome mint, 296-297 CE
    29mm, 9.21 grams
    RIC 66
    Savoca, April 2021
    Severus II
    AE Follis
    Cyzicus mint, 305-306 CE
    30mm, 7.38 grams
    RIC VII Cyzicus 20A
    Demos, April 2021
    Maximinus II
    AE Follis
    Heraclea munt, 305-306 CE
    28mm, 10.53 grams
    RIC 26
    Civitas, Jan 2021
    AE Follis
    Rome mint, 308-310 CE
    26mm, 6.3 grams
    RIC VI Rome 210
    Victor's imperial coins, 2021
    Licinius I
    AE Follis
    Nicomedia mint, 313-317 CE
    20.5mm, 3.86 grams
    RIC VII Nicomedia, 13E
    Treasure Island, 2021
    Licinius II
    AE Follis
    Heraclea mint, 321-324 CE
    21mm, 3.06 grams
    RIC VII Heraclea, 54
    Musa, 2019
    Constantine I
    AE Follis
    Trier mint, 317 CE
    22mm, 3.48 grams
    RIC VII Trier, 132
    Jencek, 2015
    AE Follis
    Thessalonica, 324 CE
    19mm, 2.96 grams
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  3. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Oops ! My mistake.
  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    A question: Which of these two coins would be better to represent Constantine II? The vast majority of his coins were issued when he was Caesar but he died soon after becoming Augustus making those 'emperor' coins harder to find. Perhaps, next time this list is done, we should just do Caesars or just Augusti or just women in order. Some men would appear on two lists but differ on which list they are more common due to the relative time they spent in each status.
    Constantine II as Caesar, London

    Constantine II as Augustus, Alexandria

    I don't have a really high grade C2 Augustus.
  5. Campbell Miller

    Campbell Miller Well-Known Member

    Constantius II
    Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.23 g, 6 h), Nicomedia, 355-360. Depeyrot 5/1. RIC 74.
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  6. Campbell Miller

    Campbell Miller Well-Known Member

    Sorry to break the one post per member per 24 hour rule, but I forgot to add this siliqua of Constantius II.
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  7. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Constantine II

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    Constantius II

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  8. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    I suspect Constans is next?
    My only coin from this emperor - I really liked it when seeing it in an auction so bought it.

    Constans AD 337-350. Siscia
    Follis Æ
    19 mm, 2,06 g
    RIC VIII Siscia 232
    Date Range: AD 348 - AD 350
    Obv: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, b ust of Constans, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right / Rev: FEL•TEMP•REPARATIO, Phoenix, radiate, standing right on rocky mound. Mintmark ΓSIS•
  9. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    I'm a little late, but here are a few recent acquisitions....

    Galerius follis (photo by CNG)
    Galerius follis CNG.jpeg
    Constantius I follis (photo by Kunker)
    Constantius I follis kunker.jpeg
    Licinius I follis (photo by CNG)
    Licinius follis CNG.jpeg
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  10. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Here's a nice one of Constans. RIC VII - ANT- 111.

    Constans O.JPG Constansrv R.JPG
  11. wittwolf

    wittwolf Well-Known Member

    Emperor Constantin and his Caesars (except Hannibalianus who wasnt Caesar anyways)
    Emperor Constantin I. - SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI - Rome mint
    Constantine 1.png
    Crispus Caesar - PROVIDENTIA CAESS - Antioch mint
    Constantin Junior Caesar - PROVIDENTIAE CAESS - Treverorum mint
    Constantine II.png
    Constantius II. Caesar - PROVIDENTIAE CAESS - Thessalonica mint
    Constantius II.png
    Constans Caesar - GLORIA EXERCITVS - Constantinople mint
    Delmatius Caesar - GLORIA EXERCITVS - Constantinople mint
  12. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  13. roman99

    roman99 Well-Known Member

    Constantine II
    AE Follis
    Ticinum mint, 317-318 CE
    21mm, 3.6 grams
    RIC VIII Ticinum 80
    AE 3
    Alexandria mint, 347-348 CE
    15.5mm, 1.79 grams
    Constantius II
    AR Siliqua
    Arelate mint, 353-355 CE
    18mm, 1.89 grams
    RIC VIII Arles 207
    Siscia mint, 335-336 CE
    18mm, 1.32 grams
    RIC VII 256
    Constantius Gallus
    Constantinople, 347-355 CE
    23mm, 5.92 grams
    Siscia mint, 350 CE
    21.5mm, 4.54 grams
    RIC 285
    Note: Very recently made this purchase, I haven't seen it in hand yet.
    Arelate mint, 350-353 CE
    20mm, 4.32 grams
    Lyons mint, 350-351 CE
    21mm, 5 grams
    RIC VIII Lyons 137
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  14. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    After Constans, comes Constantius II.

    CST 2 Head L ANT  Rho.jpg CST 2 Star       Ric 8- 127.jpg
  15. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    The four sons of Constantine I -- the oldest by Minervina, and the other three by Fausta.

    1. Crispus Caesar (son of Constantine I), Billon reduced Centenionalis, Arelate [Arles] Mint (3rd Officina) 321 AD. Obv. Laureate bust right, CRISPUS NOB CAES / Rev. VOT • V in three lines within laurel wreath, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM. In exergue: T [Crescent] A. RIC VII ARLES 235 (p. 260), Sear RCV IV 16747, Cohen 30. 20 mm., 2.73 g.

    Ever since I first read about the fates of Crispus and then Fausta, I've found it extremely odd that those events so closely parallel the myth of Hippolytus and Phaedra, which I vividly recall from reading Mary Renault's The Bull from the Sea. Which makes me wonder if some elements of the Crispus-Fausta story as it has come down to us were invented after the fact to fit the myth.

    2. Constantine II Caesar (son of Constantine I), Æ reduced Follis, small bust type, Heraclea Mint (5th Officina), 317 AD. Obv. Small laureate half-bust of young Constantine II left, wearing imperial mantle, holding mappa in right hand and globe and scepter in left hand, D N FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C / Rev. Camp gate with three turrets and no door, PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS; in exergue, mintmark MHTЄ [Epsilon = 5th Officina]. RIC VII 20 (p. 545), Sear RCV V 17140, Cohen 107. 18 mm., 3.31 g. (Purchased from Kirk Davis.)


    3. Constantius II Caesar (son of Constantine I), silvered billon centenionalis, Trier Mint (2nd Officina) 326 AD. Obv. laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C / Rev. Camp-gate with no door and two turrets, star above; PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS. In exergue: STR followed by pellet in crescent. RIC VII Trier 480S (p. 209), Sear RCV V 17618. 19 mm., 3.09 g.


    4. Constans (son of Constantine I), AE Centenionalis, Alexandria Mint (1st Officina) 348-350 AD. Obv. Draped and cuirassed bust left, wearing pearl diadem and holding globe in right hand, D N CONSTA - NS P F AVG / Rev. Emperor in military dress, standing left and holding labarum in right hand and shield in left, placing right foot on leg of one of two captives before him with hands bound behind their backs, wearing Phrygian caps and kneeling facing with their heads turned towards one another, FEL TEMP REPARATIO. ALEA [Alexandria Mint, 1st Officina] in exergue. RIC VIII 56(A) (p. 542), Sear RCV V 18706. 20 mm., 3.45 g. (Purchased from Harlan J. Berk.)
    And a nephew:

    Delmatius Caesar (nephew of Constantine I), Billon reduced Centenionalis, Antioch Mint (10th Officina), 335-337 AD. Obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust right, FL DELMA-TIVS NOB C / Rev. Two helmeted soldiers, standing facing one another, reversed spears in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on ground, one standard between them, GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; in exergue, SMANI [Antioch, 10th Officina]. RIC VII Antioch 112, p. 697; Sear RCV IV 16901; Cohen 4. 15x16 mm., 1.7 g.

    Last edited: Oct 9, 2021
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  16. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    I find it interesting that both Probus and Crispus have coins that survived in such high states of preservation.
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  17. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    For completeness:

    Which brings us to Julian II:
    julian ii.jpg

    and Jovian:
    jovian AE1.jpg
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  18. wittwolf

    wittwolf Well-Known Member

    @Severus Alexander Damn thats one of the most beautiful Emperor Julian coins I have ever seen!
    Anyways here Constantines sons as Augusti and some late Constantinians from me:
    Emperor Constantin II. - GLORIA EXERCITVS - Siscia mint
    Constantin II GLORIA EXERCITVS.png
    Emperor Constans - FEL TEMP REPARATIO - Alexandria mint (Btw I really love this bust style but wonder why it went out of fashion after the murder of Constans)
    Constans FEL TEMP.png
    Emperor Constantius II. - FEL TEMP REPARATIO (Fallen horseman)- Constantina mint
    Constantius II FEL TEMP.png
    Constantius Gallus Caesar - FEL TEMP REPARATIO (Emperor on Galley) - Sicia mint
    Constantius Gallus.png
    Emperor Julian - VOT X MVLT XX - Rome mint
    Julian 2.png
  19. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    @Severus Alexander I can't compete on the Julian II, yours being so beautiful, on the other hand my Jovian.....

    Jovianus, AE 1 - Antioch mint, 3 rd officina
    D N IOVIAN VS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovianus right
    VICTORIA ROMANORVM, Jovianus standing, holding victory on a globe and labarum, ANT gamma at exergue
    8.46 gr
    Ref : RIC # 228, Cohen #22, RC #4085, LRBC #2645

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  20. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    My Julian II coin can compete with any coin in the world in terms of ugliness.

    However I consider this one of my best buys (one of the cheapest Julian II double maiorinas). I strongly suspect that the remarkable ugliness in Julian's portrait is not caused only by wear/damage, I think the coin did not exactly resemble an accurate Julian image from the dies.

    Here is my very first ancient coin

    Julian II as Caesar
    RIC VIII Arelate 270 or 271 or 273 or 274
    Date Range: AD 355 - AD 360
    Obverse Legend: D N IVLIAN-VS NOB CAES
    Type: Bust of Julian, bareheaded, draped, cuirassed, right
    Reverse Legend: FEL TEMP - REPARATIO
    Type: Soldier, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, advancing left, spearing fallen horseman with right hand and wearing shield on left arm; shield on ground to right; horseman wearing a pointed cap, turning to face soldier, extending right arm. M in field
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  21. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    That is indeed a beautiful Jovian, @Cucumbor! The two coins would make a nice pair, wouldn't they? I'll pm you my address...

    Have you noticed that on your reverse, Jovian is the spitting image of Otho?
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