Constantine the Great coin



Constantius II
A.D. 324- 361















Lyons

Constantius II

A.D. 326

18mm 3.5gm

CONSTANTIVS NOB C; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS; campgate with two turrets, star above.

In ex. PLG

RIC VII Lyons 233

This bust type (B4) is not listed in RIC for this issue, only laureate and cuirassed (B5). It should come before Lyons 233. However, it is apparently an error in RIC and 233 should actually be listed with a B4 bust. Bastien lists this type as #191 and not in RIC, but in his footnotes states that the one example cited by RIC in the Berlin collection is not in very good condition, making a difficult interpretation. In RIC, there is even a footnote that Voetter recorded the same bust (B4) and legend in the Gerin Catalogue, but Bruun did not find the coin in the Vienna collection, so , he doubted Voetter.






Constantius II
                        PROVIDENTIAE CAESS campgate Lyons 233




Constantius II

A.D. 330- 331

16x17mm   2.3gm

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; laureate and cuirassed bust.

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground; between them two standards.

in ex. PLG

RIC VII Lyons 240


Constantius II GLORIA EXERCITVS Lyons 240

Constantius II

A.D. 330- 331

16x17mm   2.5gm

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; laureate and cuirassed bust.

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground; between them two standards.

in ex. • PLG

RIC VII Lyons 245


Constantius II GLORIA EXERCITVS Lyons 245

Constantius II

A.D. 333- 334

16mm 2.2gm

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; laureate and cuirassed bust.

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground; between them two standards.

in ex.PLG

RIC VII Lyons 264


Constantius II GLORIA EXERCITVS Lyons 264



Constantius II

A.D. 342

15mm    1.8gm

CONSTANTI-VS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

VICTORIA AVGVSTORV; Victory walking to left, holding wreath and palm.

In ex. SLG

RIC VIII Lyons 36; Bastien 43

 


Constantius II VICTORIA AVGVSTORV Lyons

Constantius II

A.D. 351-5

17x18mm   2.4gm

D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier spearing fallen horseman

In ex. GSLG

RIC VIII Lyons 189

Constantius II FEL TEMP REPARATIO Lyons 189



Trier

Constantius II

A.D. 326

18mm 3.6gm

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C- laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.

PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS- campgate with two turrets, star above.

In ex. STR • in crescent

RIC VII Trier 480

Constantius II PROVIDENTIAE CAESS Trier 480

Constantius II

A.D. 330- 331

16x17mm 2.0gm

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; laureate and cuirassed bust.

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground; between them two standards.

in ex. TRS•

RIC VII Trier 528


Constantius II GLORIA EXERCITVS Trier 528

Constantius II

A.D. 332- 333

16x17mm   2.6gm

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; laureate and cuirassed bust.

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground; between them two standards.

in ex. TR•P

RIC VII Trier 540


Constantius II GLORIA EXERCITVS Trier 540

Constantius II

A.D. 332-3

16mm   2.9gm

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; laureate and cuirassed bust.

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground; between them two standards.

in ex. TRS

RIC VII Trier 546


Constantius II GLORIA EXERCITVS Trier 546






Constantius II

A.D. 337- 340

14x16mm 1.3gm

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS AVG; laureate, cuirassed bust right

VIRTVS AVGG NN; Virtvs standing holding spear and resting hand on shield.

In ex. TRS

RIC VIII Trier 74

 

RIC VIII describes the reverse as Soldier standing holding spear and resting hand on shield. However, on this sharp example, it clearly shows that the figure on the reverse has a bare right breast, so it must actually be VIRTVS herself.



Constantius II VIRTVS AVGG NN Trier 74

Constantius II

A.D. 337- 340

15mm 1.9gm

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS AVG; laureate, cuirassed bust right

VIRTVS AVGG NN; Soldier standing holding spear and resting hand on shield.

In ex. TRP

RIC VIII Trier 74

Constantius II VIRTVS AVGG NN Trier 74

Constantius II

circa A.D. 353

23mm   5.4gm

DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

SALVS AVG NOSTRI; Chi-Rho flanked by A and W

In ex. TRS

RIC VIII Trier 332

 

This type was only struck at Trier and is attributed to the period known as the Revolt of Poemenius. This event would be completely lost to history except for the brief passage in Ammianus 15.6.4: “...Poemenius was condemned as a malefactor, hailed to execution and perished; he was the man (as we have told above) who was chosen to protect his fellow-citizens when Trier closed its gates against Decentius Caesar”.

 

Sometime in A.D. 353, the citizens of Trier revolted against Decentius and declared their support of Constantius II (SALVS AVG NOSTRI = Safety of our Augustus). Unfortunately for Poemenius, he was executed in A.D. 355, probably for his support of Silvanus.





Constantius II SALVS AVG NOSTRI Trier 332
                        Revolt of Poemenius

Constantius II

A.D. 353

22x23mm    4.9gm

DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

SALVS AVG NOSTRI; Chi-Rho flanked by A and W

RIC VIII Trier 332

Constantius II SALVS AVG NOSTRI Trier 332

Constantius II

A.D. 353

22x23mm   7.0gm

DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG; rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

SALVS AVG NOSTRI; Chi-Rho flanked by A and W

In ex. TRP

RIC VIII Trier 333

Constantius II SALVS AVG NOSTRI Trier 333

Constantius II

Circa A.D. 353

23mm   5.6gm

DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

SALVS AVG NOSTRI; Chi-Rho flanked by A and W

Trier mint

Constantius II SALVS AVG NOSTRI Trier

Constantius II

circa A.D. 353

21x22mm   5.2gm

DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

SALVS AVG NOSTRI; Chi-Rho flanked by A and W

Trier mint

Constantius II SALVS AVG NOSTRI Trier




Arles

Constantius II

A.D. 326- 327

19mm     2.5gm

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.

VIRTVS CAESS; camp gate with open doors and four turrets with star above them; T/F across fields.

in ex. TARL

RIC VII Arles 306

 

Workshop is not in RIC


Constantius II VIRTVS CAESS Arles 306




Constantius II

A.D. 329

19mm     3.3gm

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.

VIRTVS CAESS; camp gate with no doors and four turrets with star above them; T/F across fields.

in ex. PCONST

RIC VII Arles 339

Constantius II VIRTVS CAESS Arles 339

Constantius II

A.D. 330- 331

18x19mm   2.5gm

FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Laureate and cuirassed bust right.

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground; between them two standards with above.

in ex. SCONST

RIC VII Arles 348   


Constantius II GLORIA EXERCITVS Arles 348

Constantius II

A.D. 348- 350

22x23mm    4.2gm

D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO Soldier spearing fallen horseman.

In ex. SARL

RIC VIII Arles 102

Constantius II FEL TEMP REPARATIO Arles 102
                      fallen horseman

Constantius II

A.D. 350

22mm    4.8gm

D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust.

FEL TEMP REPARATIO; Soldier spearing fallen horseman, A in left field.

In ex. PAR•L

RIC VIII Arles -- ; Ferrando 1127

 

This coin is not in RIC, but it is in Ferrando’s L’atelier monétaire d’Arles., #1127


Constantius II FEL TEMP REPARATIO Arles

Constantius II

A.D. 350

21x23mm   7.1gm

D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed, A behind bust.

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO Soldier spearing fallen horseman, A in left field.

In ex. PAR palm branch

RIC VIII Arles --

  

This coin is not in RIC, but it is in Ferrando’s L’atelier monétaire d’Arles., #1138. It was struck circa A.D. 350 most likely by Magnentius.