Constantine the Great

VLPP from Arles, London,Lugdunum,
Ticinum and Trier


Constantine issued these coins intermittently from 313-320. Arles - 319-320, London - 318-320, Lugdunum (Lyon) - 319-320, Rome – circa 315 (gold issue), Siscia - 318-320, Ticinum- 318-319, Trier - 313, 318-319. The billon (roughly 25% percent silver) coin was the first appearance of VLPP type. Circa 313 A.D., Trier struck this coin along with two other billon types of the same denomination-- for more information, go to the page about the billon coins from Trier. The VLPP's of 318- 320 had circa 4% silver. Here is a page with line drawings of the VLPP's in the Vienna collection from the book by Guido Bruck, Die Spätrömische Kupferprägung - Ein Bestimmungsbuch Für Schlecht Erhaltene Münzen.





Arles

A.D. 319

18mm   2.6gm

IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG; laureate helmet and cuirassed bust.

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar.

in ex. P star-over-crescent A

RIC VII Arles 185


Constantine the
                    Great VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP RIC VII Arles 185


A.D. 319

18mm     2.9gm

IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG; laureate helmet and cuirassed bust.

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar.

in ex. SARL

RIC VII Arles 190


Constantine the
                    Great VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP RIC VII Arles 190

 
A.D. 319
19mm   2.7gm
IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG laur. helmet, cuir.
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)] on altar (type 1d-plain). 
in ex. SARL 
RIC VII Arles 191     r3 
Constantine the Great Arles 191
 
A.D. 319
19mm   3.4gm
IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG laur. helmet, cuir.
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)] on altar (type 2d-dots at corners + one in centre). 
in ex. PARL 
RIC VII Arles 193    r5 
Constantine the Great Arles 193
 
A.D. 319
19mm   3gm
IMP CONSTAN-TINVS AVG high crested helmet, cuirassed, spear over right shoulder
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)] on altar (type 2d-dots at corners + one in centre). 
in ex. TARL 
RIC VII Arles 195    r4 
Constantine the Great Arles 195

A.D. 319-20 
20x18mm   3gm
CONSTAN-TINVS AVG laureate head only
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP [Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)] on altar 
in ex. PARL 
RIC VII Arles Unlisted bust (should come before RIC 198) 
here is a page with the other examples of this type
Constantine the Great Arles (before 198)



London

A.D. 320

17mm    2.8gm

IMP CONSTANTI-NVS AVG; high crested helmet, cuirassed, spear over right shoulder.

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar.

In exergue PLN

RIC VII London 156


Constantine
                    the Great VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP RIC VII London
                    156


A.D. 318
19mm   3gm
IMP CONSTANTINVS MAX AG laur. helmet, cuir..
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)]on altar.
In ex. PLN
RIC VII London 157     Unlisted obverse legend
Constantine the Great London 157

A.D. 318
18mm   3.1gm
IMP CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG laur. helmet, cuir..
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)]on altar.
In ex. PLN
RIC VII London 157
Constantine the Great London 157

A.D. 318

19mm    3.0gm

IMP CONSTANT-INVS AG, high crested helmet, cuirassed, spear over right shoulder.

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar.

In ex. PLN

RIC VII London 159


Constantine
                    the Great VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP RIC VII London
                    159


A.D. 318
18mm    2.6gm

IMP CONSTANT-INVS AG; high crested helmet, cuirassed, spear over right shoulder

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar.

In exergue PLN

RIC VII London 159


Constantine the Great VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC
                    PERP RIC VII London 159

 
A.D. 320
18x19mm   3.2gm
IMP CONSTANT-INVS AVG high crested helmet, cuirassed, spear over right shoulder
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)] on altar. (type 3d- Wreath with cross ).
In exergue PLN RIC VII London 168 r1

Ex- Langtoft II hoard. 

Constantine the Great London 168
Lugdunum
(Lyons)
319-20 A.D.
19x18mm    3gm
CONS-TANTINVS AVG high crested helmet (bowl shaped), cuirassed 
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP [ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)]on altar. 
2 captives back to back in exergue
RIC VII Lyons 65
Constantine the Great Lugdunum 65

A.D. 320

19mm    2.7gm

CONSTANTINVS P AVG high crested helmet (bowl shaped), cuirassed

VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar.

in ex. P [2 captives] L 

RIC --

 

This coin is not listed in RIC with a P in the obverse legend; but it should come before RIC 79. It is listed in Bastien as #17, with 2 examples cited.



Constantine the
                    Great Lugdunum Bastien 17

 
A.D. 320 
19mm    3gm
CONS-TANTINVS AVG high crested helmet (bowl shaped), cuirassed 
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP [ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)]on altar. 
in ex. P [2 captives] L    RIC VII Lyons 79 c1
Constantine the Great Lugdunum 79


Ticinum


A.D. 318-19

17x18mm    3.7gm

IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG; helmeted, laureate and cuirassed.

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar.

in ex. PT

RIC VII Ticinum 82


Constantine
                    the Great VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP RIC VII
                    Ticinum 82


A.D. 318-19
IMP CONSTANT-INVS AVG high crested helmet, cuirassed, spear over right shoulder 
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)]on altar.. 
in ex. PT 
RIC VII Ticinum 83    r2 
Constantine the Great Ticinum 187

A.D. 318-19
18mm   3.1gm
IMP CONSTANT-INVS AVG high crested helmet, cuirassed, spear over right shoulder 
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)]on altar.. 
in ex. ST           RIC VII Ticinum 83    r2 
notice the wavy design on the cheek flap, it is  similar to designs found on the helmets of Siscian VLPP's
Constantine the Great Ticinum 187

A.D. 318-19

16x17mm   2.6gm

IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG; helmeted, laureate, cuirassed

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar inscribed with a cross.

in ex. PT

RIC VII Ticinum 86


Constantine
                    the Great VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP RIC VII
                    Ticinum 86


A.D. 318-19

17mm   2.7gm

IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG, helmeted, laureate, cuirassed

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar inscribed with a cross.

in ex. PT

RIC VII Ticinum 86


Constantine
                    the Great VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP RIC VII
                    Ticinum 86

 
A.D. 318-19
IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG, helmeted, laureate, cuirassed
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)]on altar (type 7p). 
in ex. TT 
RIC VII Ticinum 87     r1 
Constantine the Great Ticinum 187
Trier 
circa November 312 - May 313 A.D.
18 mm. 2.8 g
IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG high crested helmet, cuirassed, spear over right shoulder
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)]on altar. 
PTR in exergue      page about the billon coinage
Constantine the Great Billon Issue

A.D. 318- 319

17mm   2.3gm

IMP CONSTAN-TINVS A[VG]; high-crested helmet, cuirassed, spear over right shoulder.

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar.

In ex. PTR

RIC VII Trier 208A
this example might be unofficial



Constantine the Great
                    VLPP Trier 208a


A.D. 318- 319

17x18mm   2.6gm

IMP CONSTANTI-NVS AVG; high-crested helmet, cuirassed, spear over right shoulder.

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar.

In ex. PTR

RIC VII Trier 208A


Constantine
                    the Great VLPP Trier 208a

 
A.D. 318-19
IMP CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG laur. helmet, cuir.
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA POPVLI ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)] on altar. 
in ex. STR 
RIC VII Trier 209    r1 
Constantine the Great Trier 209
 
A.D. 318-19
IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG laur. helmet, cuir.
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP [Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA  POPVLI  ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)] on altar. 
in ex. STR 
RIC VII Trier 213 c2 
Constantine the Great Trier 213

 

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