Silver and Bronze Coins of the Fourth Century

The coins below are listed in order of Emperors and then by price. 
Unless otherwise indicated, these coins measure c19 mm across.

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Identified Silver Coins

Constantine I (307-337) reformed the coinage by introducing a new gold coin, the solidus (1/72 of 1 lb of gold)
and two silver coins, the miliarense ( value = 1/18th of a solidus) and the siliqua ( value = 1/24th of a solidus)


RC3230_Arcadius.JPG

RC 3230 Arcadius (Emperor in the East, 383 to 408 AD) - silver siliqua  - heavily clipped (14 mm, 1.2 grams)
obverse - DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
reverse - VOT X MVLT XX inside laurel wreath.
CONS - mint of Constantinople.
SOLD


Identified Bronze Coins

See also Coins under £20 and Coins from Hoards.


RC3137_Maximinian.JPG

RC 3137 - Maximianus - second reign 306-8 AD - follis (27 mm) - Rome mint 307 AD
obverse - IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
reverse - SACRA MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN
RS - Mint of Rome, second workshop.
Moneta (money supply) standing with scales & cornucopia..
£65


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RC 3117 - Galerius as Caesar (293-305 AD) large follis (24 mm)
obverse - GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
reverse - GENIO POPULI ROMANI - Genius standing with laurel wreath and cornucopia.
RM T - Rome mint, third workshop.
(from an old collection)
£25


RC2651_Fausta.JPG

RC 2651 - Fausta (second wife of Constantine I) - bronze approx 19 mm
obverse - FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG
reverse - SPES REIPVBICAE
Fausta standing cradling Constantine Junior and Constantius.
Fausta was the second wife of Constantine I and mother of 3 of his sons.
PTR - Mint of Trier.
A nice portrait but the coin has been pierced for suspension at the top.
£45


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RC 954 - Maximinus II (309-313 AD) - bronze follis (22 mm)
obverse  - MAXIMINVS PF AVG
reverse - IOVE CONSERVATORI AVGG
Jupiter standing, holding globe with laurel wreath below.
SMTS — Mint of Thessalonika, second workshop.
£28


RC162_Crispus.JPG

RC 161 - Crispus (Caesar 317-326 under Constantine I)
obverse - FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES (bronze AE3 of c19 mm)
reverse - CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
laurel wreath around VOT X (referring to the annual public vows)
£30


RC655_Crispus.JPG

RC 655 - Crispus (Caesar 317-326 under Constantine I)
obverse - CRISPVS NOB CAESAR
reverse - VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP - two victories resting shield on altar.
£30


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