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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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Constans Half Centenionalis/AE3

000_2575.JPG000_2574.JPG000_2571.JPG000_2568.JPG000_2566.JPG000_2564.JPG000_2563.JPG000_2558.JPG000_2557.JPGConstans Half Centenionalis AE3, Emperor AD 337-350, Van Meter 69, 20 mm, 2.3 gms, Obverse: diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constans facing right, DN CONSTANS PF AVG, Reverse: a phoenix standing right upon a pyre, holding a wreath in its beak, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, (Gamma)SIS in exergue, very attractive light chocolate brown patina, a detailed and wonderful portrait of Constans, very detailed and sharp phoenix and pyre on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, much sharper in hand:  I’m not doing, especially, an accurate depiction of the portrait, a lovely coin and a scarcer type, Asking price: $42 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2556.JPG

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Constans AE18(.7!)

000_5421.JPG000_5419.JPG000_5418.JPG000_5417.JPG000_5416.JPG000_5415.JPG000_5414.JPG000_5413.JPG000_5411.JPG000_5410.JPG000_5409.JPG000_5408.JPG000_5407.JPG000_5406.JPG000_5405.JPG000_5403.JPG000_5402.JPG000_5401.JPG000_5400.JPG000_5399.JPG000_5398.JPG000_5397.JPG000_5396.JPG000_5395.JPGAD 337-350, struck at Siscia, RIC VIII: 244, 18.7mm, 2.1 gms, Obverse: pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constans facing right, DN CONSTANS PF AVG, Reverse: Constans, holding a labarum and phoenix on a globe, standing left in a galley piloted by Victory, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, gamma SIS in exergue, the numismatist dealer from whom I purchased this coin states of it: “Great EF coin. Well centered, sharp strike and great patina. Chi Ro on banner Constans is holding.” A beautiful coin with even and rich green patina and superb detail on both sides, Asking price: $170 includes priority shipping and insurance000_5394.JPG

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