Bronze Æ - In the name of Constantine I, 306-337

Features

Country Uncertain Germanic tribes
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 325-400
Value Unknown Æ
Currency Solidus (circa 301-750)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.04 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 154090
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References B/Imit# -
Pierre Bastien; 1985. Imitations of Roman Bronze Coins, AD 318-363 (Museum Notes, volume 30). American Numismatic Society, New York, United States.

Obverse

Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust facing right and surrounded by legend.

Lettering: H II CONSDEIEIWIS IIAG

Translation:
[Dominus Noster] Constantine Augustus
[Our Lord,] Constantine, August

Reverse

Person facing left with star in front, all surrounded by legend.

Lettering:
SCIIIIIN - OVODOISC
PLN

Translation:
[Soli Invicto Comiti]
[Accompanied by the Invincible Sun]

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

This coin is said to be struck from the mid-4th to early-5th centuries. With the prototypes for these coins struck in Treveri/Trier mint, and with those two types both being first struck in 316, 325 is the most-likely beginning date for this entire type of AE struck by an Uncertain Germanic Tribe.

The denominations of bronze coins that are unknown to numismatists are referred to as Æ (AE), followed by the coin's diameter. The Æ part simply means the coin is made of a base alloy, and because the diameter of these coins is never exactly as intended, different numbers can appear after the Æ for the same type.

The exact lettering of the surrounding legend may vary.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (325-400) PLN Imitating Treveri/Trier mint

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