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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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Constantine I AE 3

Constantine I AE 3, Emperor AD 307-337, minted at Thessalonica AD 319-320, RIC 75, 3.5 gms, Obverse:  helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine I facing right, CONSTANTINVS AVG, Reverse:  Two bound captives seated below a standard (vexillum) inscribed VOT XX, S and F on either side of the vexillum, VIRTVS EXERCIT, pellet T S pellet Gamma in exergue, a very lovely coin with light chocolate brown/reddish patina, a wonderful portrait of Constantine in fancy helmet, detailed standard and captives and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a well struck and centered coin that is a scarcer issue from my researches, Asking price:  $89 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Constantine I AE 3 Votive

Constantine I AE 3, Emperor AD 307-337, minted at Heraclea AD 326, RIC 82a, Obverse:  laureate bust of Constantine I facing right, CONSTANTINVS AVG, Reverse:  Wreath within which is inscribed VOT XXX, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, SMHA dot in exergue, a very lovely coin with dark chocolate brown patina, a wonderful portrait of Constantine and a detailed reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, well struck and centered, Asking price:  $63 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Constantine I AE 3 Campgate

Constantine I AE 3, Emperor AD 307-337, minted at Siscia AD 328-329, RIC 214, 18 mm, 3.1 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Constantine I facing right, CONSTANTINVS AVG, Reverse:  Campgate surmounted by two towers/watchtowers/turrets, a star above, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, BSIS (double crescent) in exergue, an attractive coin with dark chocolate brown patina well struck and centered, very nice portrait and sharp campgate, Asking price:  $39 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Constantine I AE Follis

000_4325.jpg000_4326.jpg000_4323.jpg000_4329.jpgConstantine I AE Follis, Emperor here, there, and finally everywhere AD 307-337, minted at Treveri (Trier) Autumn AD 307-end of 308, RIC 781,  25 mm, 6.58 gms, Obverse:  laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine I facing right, IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Reverse:  Constantine standing facing, his head turned left, wearing military attire and holding a standard in each hand, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, S and A in left and right fields, PTR in exergue, lovely, lovely coin with even, dark, and glossy patina, great portrait of Constantine, detailed emperor and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin remarks of it:  “Nice black surfaces.  This type is highly sought after and hard to find!”  A beautiful (!) coin difficult for me to photograph, with glossy black patina, well struck and centered with little (if any!) to no wear, Asking price:  $375 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page).  I have included the two photos taken by the dealer who sold me the coin.  They show the detail better than my photos, and mine show the patina better.  Bronze is difficult for me to capture fully.

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Constantine I AE3 Follis

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Constantine I AE18 Follis

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Constantine I AE 18/AE3

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Constantine (the Great) AE3

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