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RIC Volume X - Divided Empire to Fall of Empire: Constantine III (Early 407-September 18, 411)
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Constantine III, AV Solidus, 407-408, Lugdunum
D N CONSTAN_TINVS P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA-AAAVGGGG
Emperor standing right, labarum in right hand, Victory on globe in left, left foot on captive laying on ground facing left
L | D across fields
COMOB in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 4.45g
RIC X, 1506 (R3)

Note: This is one of the very few coins of all Roman Imperial issues designating the rule of four Augusti. The reverse legend terminating in GGGG (and struck only at Lugdunum) signifies Arcadius and Theodosius II in the Eastern Empire and Honorius and Constantine III as usurper in Gaul in the Western Empire. Until recent hoard evidence, it was thought the fourth Augustus on this issue represented Constantine III's son, Constans II. Hoard evidence shows this to be Honorius instead as this issue is from 407-408, thus predating Constans II's elevation.


Constantine III, AR Siliqua, 408-411, Trier
D N CONSTAN_TINVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTORI_A AAVGGG
Roma seated left on cuirass, Victory on globe in right hand, inverted spear in left hand
TRMS in exergue
15mm x 18mm, 1.15g
RIC X, 1534 (R)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 453, September 2005