Æ

Features

Issuer Uncertain Germanic tribes
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 325-425
Currency Solidus (circa 301-750)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.10 g
Diameter 15 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
165756

Obverse

Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing right and surrounded by nonsensical legend.

Lettering: UUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Reverse

Mirrored staff surrounded by the letters.

Lettering:
XXXX
XXXXX
XXXX

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

This type is said to have been struck from the mid-4th to early-5th centuries, and while the legend is completely meaningless, this coin was more than likely supposed to be struck in the name of Constantine I (306-337) due to the similarity to other Constantine I types.

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; while some coins have legible legends, the legends of others may have been reduced to basically only lines.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (325-425) 

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