What do you think this coin is worth? Constantine, AD 307-337. My first thought was a low number, say, $5. After all, coins of Constantine are very common and often come in excellent condition, which this is not. However, I am working on an educational web site about vota coins and that process makes me temporarily a vota-coin collector so I can learn enough to write about them. Vota coins of Constantine and his sons are very common, so a regular "VOT XX" coin can be had as cheaply as any ancient coin. But this one is not exactly the normal VOT XX. It has an unusual fuller spelling VOTIS and legend break: VOT IS XX with CONSTANTINI AVGVSTI around (with no wreath) and ASIS for Siscia in exergue. RIC VII 140 "r3, 320" RIC VII has very many varieties that are "r3" so citing a coin as "r3" does not mean it is unusual. Often there could be five or more officina listed separately, several similar issues from the mint, and a dozen mints, all producing what to most of us are the same type. An "r3" variety can be a very common type. But this one is a bit (only a bit) different. The legend break VOT IS XX is only at Siscia, only this issue, and Constantine has only one officina. So, it really is rare, if (a big IF) you want a full representation of vota types. I knew one collector who did. But, everyone else (short of a major museum) does not. (Correct me if you do.) I have this legend break from Arles: VO/TIS/XX RIC Arles 216. I think that one is scare, but more common than the first. So, what is the first one "worth"? Catch the right avid collector of vota coins on the right day and it might be worth far more because it fills a hard-to-fill hole. To me, only temporarily collecting vota coins, it is still a $5-10 coin, but now its mine and I won't be selling it for that anytime soon. Do you have any comments on the cost/value of coins that fill holes?