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Constantinian Commemoratives

000_2766.JPG000_2763.JPG000_2760.JPG000_2758.JPG000_2754.JPG000_2753.JPG000_2751.JPG000_2749.JPGA lot of three city commemorative issues by Constantine I and his sons, minted AD 330-346, struck to celebrate Constantine’s new capital, Constantinopolis, bearing his name, and to acknowledge Rome as the old yet still revered (though increasingly isolated) city of traditional yore:

First Coin: Constantinopolis Commemorative AE3, Van Meter 1, 18 mm, Obverse: helmeted bust of Constantinopolis facing left, CONSTANTINOPOLIS, Reverse: Victory facing left, her foot upon the prow of a ship, holding a scepter and leaning on a shield, SMN in exergue, lovely light black patina contrasted with attractive desert patina for a cameo effect, graded EF/EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, a beautiful coin

Second Coin: Rome Commemorative AE3, Van Meter 2, 18 mm, Obverse: helmeted bust of Roma facing left, VRBS ROMA, Reverse: A she-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus, two stars above, RBQ in exergue, light black/desert combination patina for a lovely cameo-like effect, another very attractive coin and graded EF/EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it

Third Coin: Rome Commemorative AE3, Van Meter 2, 17 mm, Obverse: helmeted bust of Roma facing left, VRBS ROMA, Reverse: A she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, two stars above her, SMTS (Epsilon) in exergue, light black with desert patina, a beautiful and sharp coin, graded VF+/EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it

Asking price for all three coins: $94 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2748.JPG

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