Category Archives: The Constantinian Dynasty

Constantine II Follis

Constantine II Follis, Caesar AD 316-337, Emperor AD 337-340, struck as Caesar at Trier AD 317-318, RIC 143, 20 mm, 3.2 gms, Obverse:  bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantine II facing right, FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN N C, Reverse:  Constantine, laureate, attired in military dress, standing right, holding a transverse spear in his right hand and a globe in his left palm, PRINCIPI dot IVVENTVTIS, T in the left field, F in the right field, dot ATR in exergue, a well struck and centered coin with a wonderful sharp portrait of the young son of Constantine I, a sharp young prince and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a very attractive and lovely coin that according to my researches is at least a scarce type, and I’ve seen it listed as rare, though I don’t know that I would go quite that far, beautiful light chocolate brown patina, Asking price:  $160 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Crispus AE 19

Crispus AE 19, Caesar AD 316-326 under his father Constantine I, minted at Aquileia, RIC 99, 19 mm, 3.2 gms, Obverse:  laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Crispus facing right, CRISPVS NOB CAES, Reverse:  Wreath in which is inscribed VOT dot X, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, dot AQS dot in exergue, a lustrous coin with lovely golden patina, an excellent portrait of this dutiful son of Constantine, detailed reverse, full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of three letters at twelve o’clock on the reverse slightly softly struck, a very, very nice example of this issue for Crispus, Asking price:  $68 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Constans AE 3

Constans AE 3, Emperor AD 337-350, uncertain mint (at least to me!), struck AD 348-350, 18 mm, 2.25 gms, Obverse:  diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constans facing right, DN CONSTANS PF AVG, Reverse:  Constans standing at the prow of a galley piloted by Victory at the stern, the emperor holding a labarum with Chi-Ro with his left hand and holding a phoenix in his right hand, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, a very lovely coin with light gray/brown patina, an excellent and sharp portrait of Constans, a detailed reverse scene in all its devices, full and clear obverse legend, the very first part of the reverse legend and the mintmark are off the flan, graded Nice EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin and who remarks of it:  “Common coin but this example is better struck than most.”  Asking price:  $55 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Constantine I Follis

Constantine I Follis, Emperor AD 307-337, struck at Nicomedia, RIC 69, 3.8 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Constantine I facing right, IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Jupiter standing left, holding a globe on which Victory is perched in his right palm and his scepter in his left arm, an eagle holding a wreath in its beak at his feet, Gamma in right field, IOVI CONSERVATORI, SMN in exergue, a lovely coin with attractive glossy light black patina, superb portrait of Constantine and a detailed reverse scene, full and clear legends on both sides, a well struck and centered coin with the exception of Jupiter’s lower body slightly softly struck, Asking price:  $58 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Constantius II AE 18

Constantius II AE 18, Emperor AD 337-361, minted at Siscia AD 355-361, RIC 372, 2.88 gms, Obverse:  diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantius II facing right, DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Roman soldier spearing a fallen (most likely Persian) horseman, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, M in the left field, Gamma SISD in exergue, graded Near EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, this coin has lovely brown patina and lots of detail in the portrait and in the reverse scene, with full and clear legends on both sides, well centered and struck and attractive, Asking price:  $59 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Julian II AE 3

Julian II AE 3, Emperor AD 360-363, struck at Heraclea AD 361-363, RIC 106, 19.5 x 20.5 mm, 2.8 gms, Obverse:  pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Julian II facing left, holding a spear and a shield, DN FL CL IVLIANVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Wreath within which is inscribed VOT X MVLT XX, HERACL dot B in exergue, a lovely coin with attractive dark brown patina, great obverse detail with a wonderful portrait of Julian, detailed wreath and inscription on the reverse and a full and clear obverse legend, noted is a very small patina scuff on Julian’s shield, graded EF for the obverse and VF+ for the reverse by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin, Asking price:  $66 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Constantine II AE 3

Constantine II AE 3, Caesar AD 316-337, Emperor AD 337-340, struck as Caesar at Siscia AD 334-335, RIC 236, 2.6 gms, Obverse:  laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantine II facing right, CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Reverse:  Two soldiers standing facing, their heads turned inward toward two standards between them, GLORIA EXERCITVS, dot ESIS dot in exergue, a beautiful coin graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, lovely brown patina and choice surfaces, a sharp portrait of Constantine Junior and detailed soldiers and standards on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, Asking price:  $69 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Jovian AE 3

Jovian AE 3, Emperor AD 363-364, minted at ? (due to slight flat strike at bottom of reverse I can’t see the mintmark), so will leave attribution at Van Meter 13, 18.5 x 19.5 mm, 3.2 gms, Obverse:  diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Jovian facing right, DN IOVIANVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Wreath in which is inscribed VOT V MVLT X, a nearly as struck coin with very lovely dark green patina, a wonderful portrait of Jovian, detailed wreath and inscription on the reverse, full and clear obverse legend though the obverse is slightly off center, a beautiful coin of this very short-reigned emperor, graded EF (obverse)/VF+ (reverse) for strength of strike by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and who also gives it the nearly as struck grade, Asking price:  $82 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Crispus AE 3

Crispus AE 3, son of Constantine I and Caesar AD 316-326, struck at Arles AD 321, RIC 235, 18 mm, Obverse:  laureate bust of Crispus facing right, CRISPVS NOB CAES, Reverse:  Wreath within which is inscribed VOT dot V, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, T crescent A in exergue, a lovely coin with beautiful sandy desert patina, very nice cameo-like portrait , detailed reverse, full and clear legends except for AES in CAES on the obverse ever so slightly a bit off the flan, Asking price:  $38 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Constantius II AE 23

Constantius II AE 23, Emperor AD 337-361, minted at Cyzicus, RIC 93a (?), 23 mm, 4.5 gms, Obverse:  diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantius II facing right, DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Roman soldier advancing left, spearing a fallen Persian horseman, Gamma in upper left field, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, dot SMK Delta in exergue, a very attractive coin with glossy gray patina, nicely struck portrait of Constantius II, a detailed reverse in all its devices, full and clear legends on both sides, well struck and centered, Asking price:  $43 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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