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  1. A bit of a late reply (just shy of a decade), but yes I am keeping the site going. I am always adding material like the assorted rulers pages- http://www.constantinethegreatcoins.com/Rulers/ and a page about a new reverse for Constantine http://www.constantinethegreatcoins.com/VICTORIA/ plus some pages get udated, my unofficial coins page had a pretty large overhaul recently http://www.constantinethegreatcoins.com/barb2/ a few years ago I also made a new homepage
  2. It’s Valentinian I with a SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE reverse from the Siscia mint
  3. It's pretty blurry, but I think that you have Licinius I, like the one below.
  4. You are correct that it is Arcadius. The third letter in the obverse legend is an A, which means it can only be Arcadius-- D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
  5. Your coin is Valentinian I with a GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse from the Sirmium mint, struck in A.D. 364
  6. Better late than never Crispus A.D. 321 CRISPVS NOB CAES; laureate head right. CAESARVM NOSTORVM surrounding wreath enclosing VOT V. In ex. T ✶ in crescent A RIC VII Arles 241
  7. EDXRF has been used to analyze Roman coins for many years. About two years ago, I had 23 contemporary imitations analyzed. The science department at my university did the testing for free, but I was a grad student.
  8. Sure, explain to everyone the rules, since it does not seem clear, or seems somewhat arbitrary...or do you make them up as you go, to suit yourself? For example, you mentioned that carving a common, worn nickel is okay, so is it okay to carve common, worn ancient coins? Or maybe I am not as bright as you would like to assume. Or maybe you do not understand the concept of theoretical questions that might not have easy answers, or any answer at all! If you do not understand the concept of theoretical questions that are meant to work the brain more than elicit knee-jerk responses, then this is i
  9. So, is it okay to carve buffalo nickels up? http://www.cachecoins.org/hobo02.htm
  10. Coin 1 Licinius I 321-324 AD. IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG, radiate draped & cuirassed bust right IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left holding victory, eagle left, captive right Coin 2 Constantinopolis Commemorative Circa A.D. 330 CONSTAN-TINOPOLI laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial mantle, holding cross- scepter with a globe. Rev. Victory stg. l., on prow with spear, shield. dot SMHdelta dot Coin 3 Licinius II DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, helmeted cuirassed bust left with spear & sheild / IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing lef
  11. Here are three of my latest books: Callu, J. P., and P. Bastien. Inventaire des Tresors de Bronze Constantiniens (313-348). Le Tresors Monetaire des Fresnoy-les-Roye II (261-309) . Wetteren, 1981. Duval, Noël and Vladislav Popovic, eds. Sirmium VIII. Études de Numismatique Danubienne: Trésors, Lingots, Imitations. Monnaies de Fouilles IV au XII Siècle. Rome: Ecole francaise de Rome, 1978. Duncan, C. L. Coin Circulation in the Danubian and Balkan Provinces of the Roman Empire A.D. 294-578. London: Royal Numismatic Society, 1993.
  12. My pleasure. You asked about value also, and none of these coins are rare, and a few have condition issues. I would not pay more than a few dollars each, but then none are in my collecting focus! jlueke already mentioned Wildwinds as a site for I.D.ing, but it is also useful for getting an idea of what a coin might be worth, as many have prices realized. http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/
  13. But neither of these coins has a date on it. This thread was actually about your oldest coin...with a date on it. The thread seems to have evolved though!
  14. Coin 8 Constantius II Circa A.D. 350 Obv. DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG Rev. FEL TEMP REPARATIO soldier spearing fallen horseman The coin is from Siscia Coin 9 Maximinus II 308-309 AD. Obv. GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C laureate head right Rev. GENIO CAESARIS Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera from which liquid flows & cornucopia In exergue MKV RIC VI Cyzicus 43
  15. Coin 6 Gordian III circa AD 240 AR Antoninianus Obv. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG radiate, draped bust right Rev. IOVI STATOR Jupiter standing front, head right, with scepter & thunderbolt. Coin 7 Valens A.D. 364-7 Obv. D N VALENS P F AVG pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM emperor advancing right dragging captive with right hand & holding labarum In exergue CONSPA RIC IX Constantinople 16b
  16. Coin 4 Constantine I Circa A.D. 326 Obv. Bust of Constantine Rev. PROVIDENTIAE AVGG [in honor of the foresight of the Emperors] camp gate, two turrets, no doors, star above. I can’t make out the exergue Coin 5 Valentinian I Circa A.D. 365 Obv. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right Rev. RESTITVTOR REIP Valentinian I standing, holding labarum & Victory on globe In exergue CONSPA RIC IX Constantinople 20a
  17. Coin 1 Constantius Gallus A.D. 351-54 Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, reaching backwards In exergue ASIRM RIC VIII Sirmium 51 Coin 2 Constantinopolis Commemorative circa A.D. 330 Obv. CONSTANTINOPOLI laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial mantle, holding cross- scepter with a globe. Rev. (Anepigraphic) Victory stg. l., on prow with spear, shield. I am not sure of the exergue, but I think the coin is from Heraclea Coin 3 Constantine I A.D. 333-5 Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette
  18. Victor


    Sorry for the late reply, but I just saw this post. This is a coin of Valens and your obverse legend is DN VALEN-S PF AVG RIC IX Siscia 15b
  19. Thank you all for the kind replies. I am always updating my site and have recently added new material and some new pages like Page on Metallurgy Ancient sources for Constantine and a page that has nothing to do with Constantine or ancient coins, but it does have a pic of a Confedrate $50 bill A Confederate in Company E
  20. Coin number three is Constantius II. It can't be Gallus because there are wreath ties behind the bust, and Gallus is always bareheaded on FEL TEMP's. The M on the reverse means this coin was minted in Arles.
  21. Coin number three is actually Valentinian II. The reverse is REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe in left hand & raising kneeling woman in turreted headdress with right hand.
  22. It might be too late for the project, but I have a some pages about the VLPP issues. http://www.constantinethegreatcoins.com/sis/
  23. I really like Constantine myself...just in case you didn't recognize my avatar! I have a site about Constantine the Great and his coinage which you may find interesting. http://www.constantinethegreatcoins.com/
  24. Rheskuporis V-- King of the Bosporus AD 323 AE Stater Obverse- Draped bust of king facing right with a trident in right field. Reverse- Laureate and draped bust of the Roman Emperor (Constantine or Licinius) facing right, eagle on a globe in right field. year KX below (620 = AD 323) Struck at Cherson, in the Crimea (in the north part of the Black Sea) Anokhin Bosporus 769a Since this coin is dated to AD 323, the emperor on the reverse could be either Constantine or Licinius, but I prefer to believe that it is Constantine.
  25. A small historical point about Americans and culture-- many Americans (North and South) have rich cultures that stretch back thousands of years. I, like many others, have a mixed ancestry which is part Native American-- Cherokee in my case.
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