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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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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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Constantine II AE 17

Constantine II AE 17, Caesar AD 316-337, Emperor AD 337-340, minted as Caesar at Antioch AD 329-330, RIC 87, 17 mm, 2.7 gms, Obverse:  laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine II facing right, CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Reverse:  Two soldiers holding spears and shields on either side of two standards, GLORIA EXERCITVS, SMANS in exergue, a lovely coin with a nice chocolate color with scattered and attractive light-green areas of patina, a wonderful portrait of this son of Constantine I, detailed soldiers and devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, well struck and centered and graded EF/EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $55 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Constantine II AE 3

Constantine II AE 3, Emperor AD 337-340, minted at Siscia AD 320 as Caesar, RIC 118 (where it is rated R4), 18.5 x 19.5 mm, 3.6 gms, Obverse:  laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantine II facing left, holding a globe in his right hand on which Victory is perched, CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Reverse:  two captives seated on either side of a standard inscribed VOT X, on either side are S and F, VIRTVS EXERCIT, ESIS in exergue, an attractive coin with even green patina, nicely struck portrait of the young caesar, detailed captives and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of INV on the obverse and EX on the reverse not fully struck up, Asking price:  $54 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Constantine II AE19/Follis/AE3

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Constantine II Follis

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Constantine II AE Follis

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