VOTA coins of the Roman empire

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Valentinian, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Valentinian

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    A year ago I announced a web site on VOTA coins with this thread:

    https://www.cointalk.com/threads/vota-coins-web-site.317640/

    Here is the site:

    http://augustuscoins.com/ed/VOTA/index.html

    It is a large site. The main page has links throughout to 15 additional pages with examples and commentary. It occurred to me those pages might be hard to find if, for example, you had one vota coin and didn't want to read the entire main page to find out about it. So, I improved the site by putting a Table of Contents near the top so you can more-easily find any category of vota coin that interests you.

    For example, consider this coin, which is unusual for having DECENNALIA spelled out.

    GallienusVOTADECENNALIA800.jpg

    A type of Gallienus combines the "Victory inscribing a shield" design with the "DECENNALIA" spelled-out legend.
    Gallienus. 253-268. 22-21 mm.
    Struck 262-263 at Mediolanum.
    GALLIENVS AVG
    VOTA DECENNALIA around
    Victory inscribing shield on palm tree, P in field left
    RIC V.I 540
    Very rare.
    Cunetio 1352-4 had 11 examples with this legend, none with the "P", among 14,429 coins of Gallienus and Salonina.

    If you want to know about spelled-out legends, or third-century vota coins, or any other subcategory of vota coins, there is page for that topic and there is a link to it in the new Table of Contents.

    http://augustuscoins.com/ed/VOTA/index.html


    Show us some VOTA coins that were not shown in the initial thread a year ago!
     
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    COMMODUS AUGUSTUS AE sestertius. 184–185 AD.
    M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS BRIT, laureate head of Commodus right.
    Reverse - VOTA SVSCEP DECEN P M TR P X IMP VII COS IIII P P,
    emperor, veiled and togate, sacrificing left from patera over tripod,
    S—C across field. 33mm, 24.4g.

    The 'Vota suscepta decennalia' was celebrated every ten years, regardless of how long the current emperor had been in power.
     
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    Magnentius AE Centenionalis, Treveri, 352 AD, RIC VIII 307 (23.3 mm, 4.55g)
    DN MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG; Bare-headed draped cuirassed bust right, A behind/ VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES; Two Victories holding wreath with inscription VOT / V / MVLT / X; TRP in exergue
     
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    Constantine

    Struck 319
    Bust left, helmeted, spear over far shoulder, shield on left shoulder.
    VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP
    Two victories inscribing shield "VOT/PR"
    ASIS (Siscia)
     
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    Constantine
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    Crispus
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