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Constantine I, AE3, 333, Constantina, Officina 1 - RIC VII, 370 Legio VIII



Constantine I, AE3, 333, Constantina, Officina 1
CONSTANTI_NVS MAX AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS
Two soldiers standing facing, helmeted heads looking at each other, reversed spear in outer hand, inner hand resting on shield set on ground, two standards between them with bull's heads on banners
Wreath in upper middle field
PCONST in exergue
16mm x 18mm, 2.16g
RIC VII, 370 (R2)


Note: The bull's head on banner represents Legio VIII Augusta stationed in Argentorate (Straatsburg). Legion VIII was one of the oldest units in the Roman army, having been in battle with Julius Caesar in Gaul in 58BC and stationed in Argentorate from 70 AD (under Vespasian) until into the fifth century, defending the Rhine territories. Personal note of thanks to Dane Kurth for determining the banner design from another specimen with the same devices on a coin of Constantine II from the same series.


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