Victoria Laetae Series - Lugdunum (Lyons) Mint

VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP

Bust types for this reverse legend:

B3 - Laureate, draped, cuirassed, seen from behind
B4 - Laureate, draped, cuirassed
B5 - Laureate, cuirassed
D1 - Helmeted, draped, cuirassed
D2 - Helmeted, cuirassed
D7 - High-crested helmet (bowl-shaped), cuirassed
G1 - Draped, spear across right shoulder
G5 - Cuirassed, spear across right shoulder, shield on left arm
G6 - Head right, bust cuirassed, facing, spear across right shoulder, shield on left arm
H11 - High-crested helmet, cuirassed, spear across right shoulder
H12 - High-crested helmet, cuirassed, spear across right shoulder, shield on left arm
I9 - High-crested helmet, cuirassed, Victory on globe in right hand
L3 - Laureate, draped, cuirassed, raising right hand, globe in left hand
M3 - High-crested helmet, wearing trabea, holding globe

(Note - Lugdunum only had one officina in operation)

RIC # Issuer Obverse Legend Bust Type
 Two captives     319-320
63 Constantine I IMP CONSTAN_TINVS MAX AVG D2
64 Constantine I CONSTANTINVS P AVG D2
-- Constantine I CONS_TANTINVS P AVG D7
65 Constantine I CONS_TANTINVS AVG, or N_S, or S_T, or T_A, or V_S D7
66 Constantine I CONS_TANTINVS AVG, or N_S, or S_T, or T_A, or V_S H11 left
67 Constantine I CONS_TANTINVS AVG, or N_S, or S_T, or T_A, or V_S I9 left
68 Constantine I CONS_TANTINVS AG D7
69 Licinius I IMP LICI_NIVS P AVG B5
70 Licinius I IMP LICI_NIVS AVG B5
71 Licinius I IMP LICI_NIVS AVG G1
72 Crispus FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES B5
73 Crispus FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES H12
74 Crispus D N CRISPO-NOB CAES, or C_R_ISPO-N B4
75 Crispus D N CRISPO-NOB CAES, or C_R_ISPO-N B5
76 Constantine II D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOB C B3
77 Constantine II D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOB C B4
 P two captives L     320
78 Constantine I IMP CONSTANTI_NVS AVG H11 left
79 Constantine I CONS_TANTINVS AVG, or rarely T_A, or N_V D7
80 Constantine I CONS_TANTINVS AVG, or rarely T_A, or N_V D1
81 Constantine I CONS_TANTINVS AVG, or rarely T_A, or N_V M3 left
82 Licinius I IMP LICI_NIVS AVG B5
83 Crispus D N CRISPO-NOB CAES, or C_RISPO-N B5
84 Crispus D N CRISPO-NOB CAES, or C_RISPO-N G5
85 Crispus CRISPVS-NOB CAES G6
86 Crispus CRISPVS-NOB CAES B4
87 Constantine II D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOB CAES B3
88 Constantine II D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOB CAES B4
89 Constantine II D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOB CAES L3
90 Constantine II D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOB C B3


Footnotes from RIC VII, p. 126 - The altars are usually very carelessly executed. There are four basic altar designs:

a) tall, concave on both sides, shield flat on top
b) square without design, or a square inscribed on the altar, or a garland in the upper part
c) square with one top line, two bottom lines and D in center
d) square, cross or star design highly varying in detail


Constantine I, AE3, 319-320, Lugdunum
CONS_TANTINVS P AVG
High-crested helmet, five pellets on crossbar, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories, standing facing each other, inscribing shield with VOT | PR set on altar with X design (altar type d)
Two captives in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.95g
RIC VII, --
Ex Silenos Coins, eBay, June 2004

Note: Bust type D7 not attested in RIC for this obverse legend


Constantine I, AE3, 319-320, Lugdunum
CONS_TANTINVS AVG
High-crested helmet, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories, standing facing each other, inscribing shield with VOT | PR set on altar with X design (altar type d)
Two captives in exergue
17mm x 20mm, 2.97g
RIC VII, 65 (R1)
Ex Noble Roman Coins, eBay, April 2004


Licinius I, AE3, 319-320, Lugdunum
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing facing each other, placing shield inscribed VOT | PR on tall altar with garland (altar type a)
Two captives in exergue
19mm, 2.61g
RIC VII, 70 (R1)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection


Crispus, AE3, 319-320, Lugdunum
D N CRISPO-NOB CAES
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing facing each other, placing shield inscribed VOT | PR on altar with D design (altar type c)
Two captives in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.45g
RIC VII, 75 (R4)
Ex David Farrow, eBay, August 2005


Constantine II, AE3, 319-320, Lugdunum
D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing facing each other, placing shield inscribed VOT | PR on altar with garland (altar type b)
Two captives in exergue
17mm, 3.56g
RIC VII, 76 (R2)
Ex Forvm Ancient Coins, February 2004


Constantine II, AE3, 319-320, Lugdunum
D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing facing each other, placing shield inscribed VOT | PR on altar with square design (altar type b)
Two captives in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.83g
RIC VII, 76 (R2)
Ex Lucie Courcy, eBay, May 2006


Constantine II, AE3, 319-320, Lugdunum
D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing facing each other, placing shield inscribed VOT | PR on altar with D design (altar type c)
Two captives in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.61g
RIC VII, 76 (R2)


Footnotes from RIC VII, p. 127 - The altar designs are basically the same, but the (a) and (d) types have disappeared and a new (e) type is added. Many of the altars without real design have one or two lines parallel with the top or bottom:

b) square without design, or a square inscribed on the altar, or a garland in the upper part
c) square with one top line, two bottom lines and D in center
e) square, dot in center


Constantine I, AE3, 320, Lugdunum
CONS_TANTINVS AVG
High-crested helmet, two pellets on crossbar, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories, standing facing each other, inscribing shield with VOT | PR set on altar with plain design, one line at top, two lines at bottom (altar type b)
P two captives L in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.08g
RIC VII, 79 (C1)
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 134, Lot 452, March 2006

Note: Crest on helmet is flared wide


Constantine I, AE3, 320, Lugdunum
CONS_TANTINVS AVG
High-crested helmet, three pellets on crossbar, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories, standing facing each other, inscribing shield with VOT | PR set on altar with box design (altar type b)
P two captives L in exergue
17mm, 2.78g
RIC VII, 79 (C1)
Ex Tony Goode, eBay, January 2004

Note: Crest on helmet is flared wide


Constantine I, AE3, 320, Lugdunum
CONS_TANTINVS AVG
High-crested helmet, three pellets on crossbar, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories, standing facing each other, inscribing shield with VOT | PR set on altar with box design (altar type b)
P two captives L in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 2.63g
RIC VII, 79 (C1)

Note: Crest on helmet is narrow variety


Crispus, AE3, 320, Lugdunum
D N CRISPO-NOB CAES
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing facing each other, placing shield inscribed VOT | PR on altar with box design (altar type b)
P two captives L in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.46g
RIC VII, 83 (R1)


Constantine II, AE3, 320, Lugdunum
D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing facing each other, placing shield inscribed VOT | PR on altar with box design (altar type b)
P two captives L in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.46g
RIC VII, 90 (R5)
Ex Tony Laverack, eBay; Ex Dix Noonen Webb, Lot 87; Ex Langtoft II Hoard


Constantine II, AE3, 320, Lugdunum
D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing facing each other, placing shield inscribed VOT | PR on altar with box design (altar type b)
P two captives L in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.67g
RIC VII, 90 (R5)
Ex Tony Laverack, eBay; Ex Dix Noonen Webb, Lot 87; Ex Langtoft II Hoard