Which Emperor started his legend with "?COU???INVS????"

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Topcat7, May 23, 2019.

  1. Topcat7

    Topcat7 Still Learning

    I Have this AE4, 15.5mm., 2.27gm with a legend that appears to read
    "?COU???INVS????.
    Before I pick at any of the 'crud', does anyone have any clues as to what I am looking at, please?

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  3. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Constantine II. GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers one standard? That would be my first guess.
     
  4. tenbobbit

    tenbobbit Well-Known Member

    CONSTANTINUS IVN NOB C
    Enough legend visible for I.D, Martin has got the Reverse nailed.
     
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  5. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I would also bet on Lugdunum mint. PLG in exe?
     
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  6. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    The U is just a poorly-shaped N, with a sloping diagonal line that is more attached to one of the vertical sides of the N.
     
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  7. Topcat7

    Topcat7 Still Learning

    Thank you @maridvnvm ,@tenbobbit , @Justin Lee

    Therefore based on what we have:
    CONSTANTINE II 337-340 A.D. AE15.5mm., 2.27gm.
    Obv: CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, Cuirassed bust (R),
    Rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers facing, one standard between them,
    PLG in ex. Lugdunum mint.

    it could (possibly) be (per 'Wildwinds') Lyons, Bicester 269 - However, with further cleaning it is more likely to be - RIC VII Lyons 276, or 281, or 286. Agreed?
     
  8. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Here is my 286 for stylistic comparison.

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  9. Topcat7

    Topcat7 Still Learning

    Wow! A beautiful coin.
    "How do I compare thee. Let me count the ways."

    (Is that an 'S' on the banner?)
     
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  10. Jims Coins

    Jims Coins Well-Known Member

    JQB-58A OBV.jpg JQB-58A REV.jpg

    This coin was in worse condition, after alot of cleaning this is what I got. My Father purchased this in Turkey from a boy selling bags of coins that he had found back in 1969. That is how I started collecting Ancient coins, Greek, Judean, Roman and Byzantine.
     
  11. Jims Coins

    Jims Coins Well-Known Member

    CONSTANTIUS II JQB-58 OBV1.jpg CONSTANTIUS II JQB-58 REV1.jpg
    ONE OF MY FAVORITE COINS
     
  12. Topcat7

    Topcat7 Still Learning

    Thank-you, people.

    Here is the coin after a bit more soaking and a little more scrubbing.

    What are your thoughts now?

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  13. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    I think I see CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C?
     
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