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Roman Imperial: Family of Constantine - Siscia Mint


Constans, AV Solidus, 337-338, First Group, Siscia
FL IVL CONS_TANS P F AVG
Laurel and jeweled-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FELICI_TAS-PE_RPETVA
Constantine II, nimbate, wearing mantle and chlamys, enthroned facing, right hand raised in benediction, feet placed on stool inscribed with VOT . V; Constans and Constantius II enthroned facing on either side, each wearing mantle and chlamys and holding mappa in right hand, head turned toward their brother in center
SIS* in exergue
22mm, 4.36g
RIC VIII, 18a (R4)

Note: This solidus was issued on the occasion of the celebrations of the Quinquennalia of Constans on Dec. 25, 337. The reverse stresses the harmony between the three brothers after having surmounted some difficulties at the beginning of the common reign. The accentuate position of Constantine II underlines his role as "Primus inter pares."


Constans, AE4, September 9, 337-Spring 340, Second Series, Siscia, Officina 5
CONSTAN_S P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS
Two soldiers standing facing, helmeted heads turned toward one another, each holding reversed spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield set on ground, one standard with Chi-Rho on banner between them
ESIS in exergue
15mm x 16mm, 1.85g
RIC VIII, 87 (S)
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 159-162, Lot 3073, October 2007


Constantius II, AE4, 347, First Group, First Series, Siscia, Officina 5
CONSTANTI_VS P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA AVGG
Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm in left
Christogram in left field
*ESIS* in exergue
15mm x 16mm, 1.75g
RIC VIII, 176 (S)


Constans, AE4, 347, First Group, First Series, Siscia, Officina 2
CONSTAN_S P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA AVGG
Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm in left
Christogram in left field
*BSIS* in exergue
16mm x 17mm, 1.55g
RIC VIII, 177 (R)


Constantius II, AE4, 347, First Group, First Series, Siscia, Officina 1
CONSTANTI_VS P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA AVGG
Victory walking left, head right, wreath in each hand
Christogram in right field
*ASIS* in exergue
16mm x 17mm, 1.16g
RIC VIII, 180 (S)


Constantius II, AE4, 347, First Group, First Series, Siscia, Officina 1
CONSTANTI_VS P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA AVGG
Victory walking left, head right, wreath in each hand
Christogram in right field
*ASIS* in exergue
16mm x 17mm, 1.53g
RIC VIII, 180 (S)


Constantius II, AE4, 347, First Group, First Series, Siscia, Officina 4
CONSTANTI_VS P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA AVGG
Victory walking left, head right, wreath in each hand
Christogram in right field
*DSIS* in exergue
16mm x 18mm, 1.31g
RIC VIII, 180 (S)


Constans, AE4, 347, First Group, First Series, Siscia, Officina 1
CONSTAN_S P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA AVGG
Victory walking left, head right, wreath in each hand
Christogram in right field
*ASIS* in exergue
16mm x 17mm, 1.34g
RIC VIII, 181 (S)


Roman Imperial, Constans, AE4, 347, First Group, First Series, Siscia, Officina 1
CONSTAN_S P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA AVGG
Victory walking left, head right, wreath upward in each hand
Christogram in right field
*ASIS* in exergue
16mm x 17mm, 1.51g
RIC VIII, 181 (S)
Ex Dan Clark, Auction 94, Lot 20, March 1995


Constans, AE4, 347, First Group, First Series, Siscia, Officina 3
CONSTAN_S P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA AVGG
Victory walking left, head right, wreath in each hand
Christogram in right field
*ΓSIS*  in exergue
16mm x 17mm, 1.55g
RIC VIII, 181 (S)


Roman Imperial, Constans, AE4, 347, First Group, First Series, Siscia, Officina 3
CONSTAN_S P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA AVGG
Victory walking left, head right, wreath upward in each hand
Christogram in right field
*ΓSIS* in exergue
15mm x 16mm, 1.31g
RIC VIII, 181 (S)


Constans, AE4, 347-348, First Group, Second Series, Siscia, Officina 1
CONSTAN_S P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE D D AVGG Q N N
Two Victories standing facing each other, each holding wreath upward in one hand and palm in other over shoulder
. ASIS . in exergue
15mm x 17mm, 1.66g
RIC VIII, 185 (C2)


Constans, AE4, 347-348, First Group, Second Series, Siscia, Officina 1
CONSTAN_S P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE D D AVGG Q N N
Two Victories standing facing, turned and looking at each other, each holding wreath upward in right hand and palm in left over shoulder
. ASIS . in exergue
15mm x 16mm, 1.40g
RIC VIII, 185 (C2)
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 159-162, Lot 3073, October 2007


Constans, AE Centenionalis, 348-350, Second Group, First Series, Siscia, Officina 5
D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG
Rosette and laurel-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
Emperor in military dress, standing left on galley, phoenix on globe in right hand, standard with Chi-Rho on banner in left hand, galley piloted by Victory
ESIS(symbol)R in exergue
24mm x 26mm, 4.64g
RIC VIII, 207 (C)

Note: The unusual symbol in the exergue is part of a series of five unexplained marks, apparently representing the numbers 1-5 and only used during the period of 348-350.


Constans, AE Half Centenionalis, 348-350, Second Group, First Series, Siscia, Officina 1
D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
Emperor in military dress, standing facing on galley, head left, phoenix on globe in right hand, standard with Chi-Rho on banner in left hand, galley piloted by Victory
ASIS . in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.11g
RIC VIII, 234 (C4)


Constantius II, AE Half Centenionalis, 348-350, Second Group, First Series, Siscia, Officina 3
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Phoenix, radiate, standing right on rocky mound
ASIS(symbol) in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 2.08g
RIC VIII, 240 (C4)

Note: The unusual symbol in the exergue is part of a series of five unexplained marks, apparently representing the numbers 1-5 and only used during the period of 348-350.


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, January 15-December 25, 350, First Series, Siscia, Officina 3
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
A in left field
HOC SIG_NO VICTOR ERIS
Emperor, diademed and in military dress, standing facing, head left, holding standard with Chi-Rho on the banner in right hand, reversed spear in left hand with shaft running between legs, Victory at right standing facing, head left, crowning emperor with wreath in right hand, palm in left
A left field
GSIS* in exergue
24mm x 25mm, 4.53g
RIC VIII, 278 (S)


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, January 15-December 25, 350, First Series, Siscia, Officina 3
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
A in left field
HOC SIG_NO VICTOR ERIS
Emperor, diademed and in military dress, standing facing, head left, holding standard with Chi-Rho on the banner in right hand, reversed spear in left hand with shaft running between legs, Victory at right standing facing, head left, crowning emperor with wreath in right hand, palm in left
A left field
ΓSIS* in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 4.93g
RIC VIII, 282 (S)


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, January 15-December 25, 350, Second Series, Siscia, Officina 1
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
A | * across fields
CONCORDIA-MILITVM
Emperor, diademed and in military dress standing facing, head left, holding standard in each hand inscribed with Chi-Rho on the banner
Star above, A in left field
. ASIS . in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 5.14g
RIC VIII, 284 (S)


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, January 15-December 25, 350, Second Series, Siscia, Officina 1
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
A | * across fields
HOC SIG_NO VICTOR ERIS
Emperor, diademed and in military dress, standing facing, head left, holding standard with Chi-Rho on the banner in right hand, reversed spear in left hand with shaft running between legs, Victory at right standing left, crowning emperor with wreath in right hand, palm in left
A left field
ASIS in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 4.36g
RIC VIII, 286 (S)


Vetranio, AE Centenionalis, January 15, 350-December 25, 350, Third Series, Siscia, Officina 3
D N VETRA_NIO P F AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AV_GVSTORVM
Emperor, diademed and in military dress, standing facing, head right, chlamys flying behind, transverse spear in right hand, globe in left, left foot on seated captive at right, wearing Phrygian cap, raising left hand to head
ΓSIS in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.37g
RIC VIII, 296 variant (S)

Note: RIC specifically describes the emperor as bare-headed on the reverse. Comparing this specimen to the plates, I believe the description is simply in error. Also RIC does not document the single break on the reverse legend. The attested type is AV_G_VSTORVM.


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, December 25, 350-August 351, Siscia, Officina 1
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
A in left field
CONCORDIA-MILITVM
Emperor, diademed and in military dress standing facing, head left, holding standard in each hand inscribed with Chi-Rho on the banner
Star above, III in left field
ASIS crescent in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 5.18g
RIC VIII, 301 (S)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, December 25, 350-August, 351, Siscia, Officina 1
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
A in left field
CONCORDIA-MILITVM
Emperor, diademed and in military dress standing facing, head left, holding standard in each hand inscribed with Chi-Rho on the banner
Star above, III in left field
ASIS crescent in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 4.77g
RIC VIII, 302 (S)


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, December 25, 350-August 351, Siscia, Officina 1
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
A in left field
HOC SIG_NO VICTOR ERIS
Emperor, diademed and in military dress, standing facing, head left, holding standard with Christogram on the banner in right hand, reversed spear in left hand with shaft running between legs, Victory at right standing facing, head left, crowning emperor with wreath in right hand, palm in left
III in left field
ASIS in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 4.97g
RIC VIII, 311 (R)


Constantius Gallus, AE Centenionalis, September 28, 351-November 6, 355, First Series, Siscia, Officina 1
D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A in left field
FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
Helmeted soldier standing left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman, shield on ground at right, horseman is bare-headed, turns to face soldier and extends left arm
III in left field
ASIS in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 5.07g
RIC VIII, 333 (C)


Constantius Gallus, AE Centenionalis, September 28, 351-November 6, 355, Fourth Series, Siscia, Officina 1
D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
Helmeted soldier standing left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman, shield on ground at right, horseman wears pointed cap, turns to face soldier and extends left arm
ASIS in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 2.19g
RIC VIII, 351 (C3)
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 159-162, Lot 3073, October 2007


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, November 6, 355-Summer 361, Siscia, Officina 4
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
Helmeted soldier standing left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman, shield on ground at right, horseman wears pointed cap, turns to face soldier and extends left arm
ΔSISZ in exergue (Z is retrograde)
18mm x 19mm, 2.21g
RIC VIII, 361 (C3)


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, November 6, 355-Summer 361, Siscia, Officina 4
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
Helmeted soldier standing left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman, shield on ground at right, horseman wears pointed cap, turns to face soldier and extends left arm
ΔSISZ in exergue (retrograde Z)
19mm x 21mm, 2.35g
RIC VIII, 361 (C3)


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, November 6, 355-Summer 361, Siscia, Officina 2
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
Helmeted soldier standing left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman, shield on ground at right, horseman wears pointed cap, turns to face soldier and extends left arm
M in left field
BSISL in exergue
16mm x 18mm, 2.38g
RIC VIII, 381 (C)
Ex Warren Gemmell, detectorist find in United Kingdom and registered with Portable Antiquities Scheme, February 2008


Julian II, AE3, Summer 361-June 26, 363, First Series, Siscia, Officina 2
D N FL CL IVLI_ANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, shield forward in left hand, spear forward in right
VOT / X / MVLT / XX
Legend in four lines surrounded by wreath terminating in large jewel
Palm BSIS palm in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 2.86g
RIC VIII, 415 (C)
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 159-162, Lot 3073, October 2007


Jovian, AE3, 363-364, Siscia, Officina 2
D N IOVIAN_VS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT / V
Legend in two lines surrounded by wreath terminating in large jewel
Crescent BSISC in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 4.01g
RIC VIII, 423 (S)


Jovian, AE3, 363-364, Siscia, Officina 1
D N IOVIA_NVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VOT / V / MVLT / X
Legend in four lines surrounded by wreath terminating in large jewel
ASISC in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.46g
RIC VIII, 426 (S)