Which coin is this?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by TheKingNerd, Oct 12, 2017.



  1. Garbage

  2. Meh

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  1. TheKingNerd

    TheKingNerd Member

    Can't find on numista
    Bought at a coin shop today for 30 bucks.
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  3. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Nice Meh! Very common but in high grade.
  4. TheKingNerd

    TheKingNerd Member

    well the guy told me it was common
    but i didn't have one soo
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  5. iamtiberius

    iamtiberius SPQR Supporter

    Luckily for you, we have many cointalkers that hang out in the Late Roman Bronze world. I am not one of them... someone will be along shortly.
  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    The name is clear on the obverse followed by IVN which means junior. That is followed by an abbreviation for noble Caesar. The mintmark is also clear. When looking for a match, pay attention to the fact that you have two standards between the soldiers (not just one).
  7. dougsmit

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  8. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Kingdoms Supporter

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  9. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    Welcome! That is a nice looking ancient Roman coin. I like the bust of the emperor, is that armor he is wearing?

    I would call that a really nice example.

  10. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Could be Constantine II ..
  11. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Nice coin OP and Welcome to the Forum. I also believe it to be Constantine II, The NOB C part of the obverse legend means it cannot be Constantine I.
  12. TheKingNerd

    TheKingNerd Member

    thanks y'all
    and @dougsmit i use numista to keep records of my coins
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  13. TheKingNerd

    TheKingNerd Member

    So what would have been the face value of the coin?
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  15. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark hominem unius libri timeo Dealer

  16. lrbguy

    lrbguy Well-Known Member

    That star versus dot business might seem like we're getting picky, but the ancients used devices like that in the designs to distinguish various production series over time. I just got my knuckles rapped for using an older standard reference for dating these from Lyons than the current favorite (in French), so I will let Victor tell you the year dates when the time comes. But you can see something of this for a different coin type but the same mint as your coin toward the end of the following thread:

    Edit: I just noticed in the Numista page referenced, that the star/dot distinction and the officina designations are included in their list for this reverse type.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017
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  17. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    It depends on how important those variations are to you. This Numista entry appears to be a fairly generic "bucket" type listing for Constantine II as Caesar "Gloria Exercitvs" coins from Lyons which encompasses several RIC numbers and several slightly different coins. To me, this listing encompasses several different coins and I would not consider it acceptable but if you absolutely have to use Numista to organize your coins(which I don't recommend if you want to collect more ancients) then it may work for you.
  18. TheKingNerd

    TheKingNerd Member

    lol i don't have to but i haven't found anything better yet
    open to suggestion
  19. TheKingNerd

    TheKingNerd Member

    i was actually looking at the standards
    mine have squares with circles in them towards the top, but the numista one doesn't
  20. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark hominem unius libri timeo Dealer

    the banner elements can vary greatly, but these differences do not change the catalogue number, which I would not worry so much about yet, unless you already have RIC VII.

    The circular objects on the standards are Phalera, which are sculpted discs which were awarded for various military exploits.
  21. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Here is page 139 from RIC vii which contains the listing for your coin:

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