Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Constantine as Caesar AD 307


Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM
7.64g. 24 to 25mm. die diameter
RIC VI London 89b Common

Constantine as Caesar pre weight reduction so between the summer and end of November AD 307. A fairly common coin but an attractive one given the condition and historical connection with Constantine's brief period as Caesar. Posted here to prove that bargains can still be found. I discovered this a couple of months ago in a dealer's pick tray for the princely sum of £25! A useful article by Lord Stewartby on the coins of this period can be found in the Numismatic Chronicle 1996.