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Roman Imperial: Constantine and Licinius - Alexandria Mint


Constantine I, AE Follis, 315, Alexandria, Officina 2
IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
IOVI CONSER_VATORI AVGG
Jupiter standing left, naked but for chlamys across left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, eagle with wreath at feet to left
Wreath / B / N in right field
ALE in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 3.54g
RIC VII, 9 (R3)


Licinius I, AE Follis, 315, Alexandria, Officina 4
IMP C VAL LICIN LICIINVS sic P F AVG
Laureate head right
IOVI CONSER_VATORI AVGG
Jupiter standing facing, head left, naked but for chlamys across left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, eagle with wreath at feet to left
wreath / D / N in right field
ALE in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.62g
RIC VII, 10 (R2 for type)

Note: The obverse legend is blundered with misspelling Licinius' name as LICIINVS instead of the expected LICINIVS. Very attractive and well-struck coin in fine style with some silvering remaining.


Constantine I, AE Follis, 315-316, Alexandria, Officina 2
IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
IOVI CONSER_VATORI AVGG
Jupiter standing left, naked but for chlamys across left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, eagle with wreath at feet to left
K | wreath / B / X across fields
ALE in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 3.23g
RIC VII, 13 (R2)


Licinius I, AE Follis, 315-316, Alexandria, Officina 2
IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
IOVI CONSE_RVATORI AVGG
Jupiter standing left, naked but for chlamys across left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, eagle with wreath at feet to left
K | wreath / B / X across fields
ALE in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.77g
RIC VII, 14 (R1)

Note: The normal reverse break for this issue is R_V. Footnote on p.705 lists alternative break E_R as on this piece for both officinae in Vienna collection.


Licinius I, AE Follis, 316-317, Alexandria, Officina 1
IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
IOVI CONSER_VATORI AVGG
Jupiter standing left, naked but for chlamys across left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, eagle with wreath at feet to left
K | wreath / X / A across fields
ALE in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 2.82g
RIC VII, 18 (S)
Ex Harlan Berk, CICF Show, April 2013


Constantine I, AE3, 317-320, Alexandria, Officina 1
IMP CONSTA_NTINVS AVG
Laureate bust left in imperial mantle, mappa in right hand, globe and scepter in left
IOVI CONSER_VATORI AVGG
Jupiter standing left, naked but for chlamys across left shoulder, globe in right hand, scepter in left
Crescent | A across fields
SMAL in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.16g
RIC VII, 22 (R2)


Licinius I, AE3, 317-320, Alexandria, Officina 2
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust left in imperial mantle, mappa in right hand, globe and scepter in left
IOVI CONSER_VATORI AVGG
Jupiter standing left, naked but for chlamys across left shoulder, globe in right hand, scepter in left
Crescent | B across fields
SMAL in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.15g
RIC VII, 23 (R1)


Licinius II, AE3, 317-320, Alexandria, Officina 2
D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
Laureate bust left in imperial mantle, mappa in right hand, globe and scepter in left
IOVI CONSER_VATORI CAESS
Jupiter standing left, naked but for chlamys across left shoulder, globe in right hand, scepter in left
Crescent | B across fields
SMAL in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.14g
RIC VII, 25 (R2)


Licinius I, AE3, 321-324, Alexandria, Officina 1
IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
IOVI CONS_ERVATORI
Jupiter standing left, naked but for chlamys across left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, eagle-tipped scepter in left, eagle with wreath in beak at feet to left, bound captive at feet to right
X / IIG in right field
SMALA in exergue
19mm, 3.21g
RIC VII, 28 (R1)


Constantine I, AE3, 325-326, Alexandria, Officina 1
CONSTAN_TINVS AVG
Laureate head right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with eight rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMALA in exergue
RIC VII, 34 (S)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003


Constantine I, AE3, 325-326, Alexandria, Officina 2
CONSTAN_TINVS AVG
Laureate head right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with five rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMALB in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.54g
RIC VII, 34 (C1)


Crispus, AE3, 325-326, Alexandria, Officina 1
FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMALA in exergue
RIC VII, 35 (R1)


Crispus, AE3, 325-326, Alexandria, Officina 2
FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with five rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMALB in exergue
RIC VII, 35 (R1)
Ex Harlan J Berk, CICF show, 2003


Constantine II, AE3, 325-326, Alexandria, Officina 1
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with five rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks, pellet above arch
SMALA in exergue
RIC VII, 36 (R2)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003


Constantine II, AE3, 327-328, Alexandria, Officina 1
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with seven rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Wreath | A across fields
SMAL in exergue
RIC VII, 46 (R3)


Constantine II, AE3, 327-328, Alexandria, Officina 2
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with seven rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks, pellet above arch
Wreath | B across fields
SMAL in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.45g
RIC VII, 46 (R3)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, April 2006


Constantius II, AE3, 327-328, Alexandria, Officina 1
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Wreath | A across fields
SMAL in exergue
RIC VII, 47 (R3)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003


Constantius II, AE3, 327-328, Alexandria, Officina 2
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Wreath | B across fields
SMAL in exergue
RIC VII, 47 (R3)


Constantine I, AE3, 329-330, Alexandria, Officina 2
CONSTANTI_NVS MAX AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with eleven rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Wreath in left field, II in right field
SMAL in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.21g
RIC VII, 50 (R3)


Constantine II, AE3, 329-330, Alexandria, Officina 2
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with nine rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Pellet in block above doorway, wreath in left field, II in right field
SMAL in exergue
RIC VII, 51 variant (R3 for type)

Note: Variant for pellet in block above doorway. RIC does not mention pellets for this series outside of the exergue.


Helena, AE3, 329-330, Alexandria, Officina 2
FL HELENA-AVGVSTA
Pearl-diademed, mantled bust right, wearing double-string pearl necklace, Magnia Urbica fashion hair style, diadem with single-row of pearls on each band and resembling double-pearl string
SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICE
Securitas standing facing, head left, branch downward in right hand, raising robe with left
Wreath | II across fields
SMAL in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.95g
RIC VII, 53 (R3)


Constantine I, AE3, 333-335, Alexandria, Officina 1
CONSTANTI_NVS MAX AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS
Two helmeted soldiers standing facing one another, each holding reversed spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield set on ground, two standards between them
SMALA in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.09g
RIC VII, 58 (S)


Roman Imperial, Constantine II, AE3, 333-335, Alexandria, Officina 2
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS
Two helmeted soldiers standing facing one another, each holding reversed spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield set on ground, two standards with pellet on banner between them
SMALB in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.07g
RIC VII, 59 (S)


Note: In the footnotes on p. 712, RIC describes the difference between the Vrbs Roma issues #63 and #70 as being the size of the flan and weight, with #63 having an average weight of 2.70g from a range of 3.15g-2.33g and #70 having an average weight of 1.70g from a range of 2.05g (clipped)-1.25g.

Also in the footnotes is an explanation to reattribute the SMALA pellet issues to after the death of Constantine, based on Bruun's lack of evidence to support the attribution of Late Roman Bronze Coinage (LRBC) #1442-1444, calling it "obvious". I suspect this reattribution is in error, based on an Vrbs Roma issue with SMALB pellet weighing 2.39g and measuring 18mm x 19mm I have added to the site, but attributed it to RIC VIII # 26 for consistency. On p. 535 of RIC VIII, Kent notes Bruun's rejection of the series in RIC VII, but reaffirms the special mark for the city may still be of Constantine's reign and further study is required to finalize the dating.


Anonymous Issue during the reign of Constantine I, AE3, 333-335, Alexandria, Officina 1
VRBS-ROMA
Helmet with plume, bust of Roma left in imperial mantle
(No legend)
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins
* * above
SMALA in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.38g
RIC VII, 63 (R1)


Anonymous Issue during the reign of Constantine I, AE3, 333-335, Alexandria, Officina 2
CONSTAN_TINOPOLIS
Laureate, helmeted bust of Constantinople left in imperial mantle, scepter over left shoulder
(No legend)
Victory standing facing on prow, head left, scepter in right hand, left hand on shield
SMALB in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 2.70g
RIC VII, 64 (R1)


Delmatius, AE4, 335-337, Alexandria, Officina 4
FL DELMATIVS NOB C
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS
Two soldiers standing facing each other, spear in outer hand, inner hand resting on shield, one standard between them with pellet on banner
SMALD in exergue
15mm, 1.64g
RIC VII, 69 (R3)