Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by bruthajoe, Mar 26, 2020.
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I would say you should get it for 50 or less. But I'm a cheap skate.
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You would have to be a little bit patient and probably lose a few bidding rounds though.
Yeah, this is good to, especially a late roman lot with some people like Constantine and Helena if possible. People that lay people may have heard of.
Dad might like this one. The warrior shown was the grandfather or father of the moneyer and fought on after losing his right arm in a previous engagement. Some say he lost only the hand but the coins show no right arm. How one rides a horse, swings a sword and carries a severed head of the enemy with only one had is hard to imagine.
I trust you are healing well but not tempted by horses and swords.
I believe some members on here may even sell there.
Constans - Roman Emperor : 337-350 A.D. -
Bronze AE3 18mm (2.36 grams) Siscia mint: 348-350 A.D.
Reference: RIC 198 (VIII, Siscia), LRBC 1140
DNCONSTANSPFAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
FELTEMPREPARATIO Exe: ЄSIS- Constans standing left on galley, holding Phoenix on globe
and labarum tipped with the Chi-Rho; Victory seated to right, steering.
One of my favorite Republican reverses, and I agree that it doesn't require any knowledge of ancient coins to be appealing. Here's the reverse of mine:
And, yes, carrying a head and a sword in one hand like that does seem a bit impractical!
Love this reply, Dad was in the airforce and is a faithful catholic which loves the relationships in the bible to the Roman/Greek emperors and their lineage. I am healing slow and yes, I find my self tempted to play with my swords. I couldn't find a coin representing flight, but he should be happy with a navy coin.
A good Catholic coin was issued by the pagan usurper Magnentius in opposition to the emperor Constantius II who was brought up Arian by his tutor hired by his father Constantine the Great. Magnentius was appealing to the Romans who believed that a pagan was better than a heretic (a common belief then). The significant point on the coin is the alpha and omega flanking the large chi-rho. Arians did not believe that Christ was god from the beginning but had been created later so the alpha was decidedly Catholic/orthodox reminding people that the emperor was not one of them.
Man that's a good one! Christmas!! Thx Mr. Doug
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