Victoria Laetae Series - Trier (Treveri) Mint

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINCIPIS PERPETVI

Bust types for this reverse legend:

H11 - High-crested helmet, cuirassed, spear across right shoulder
 
RIC # Issuer Obverse Legend Bust Type Officinae
PTR     318-319
208 Constantine I IMP CONSTANTI_NVS P F AVG H11 left P

Note - #208 is a bronze multiple (medallion).  It is 9.63g and the reverse is the same type, but the shield is inscribed VOT | IS | PR.  Dr. Bruun, on p. 181 states in the footnotes:  "The date is hard to assess.  The absence of specified vota (VOT X MVL XX) as on the gold multiple of Ticinum #25 suggests that this piece was struck before or after the decennalia, and thus it is natural to connect it with the bronze series of corresponding rev.  Published by A. Alfoldi, Acta Arc. 5, p. 100, who propounded a date immediate after the battle of the Milvian Bridge."

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP

Bust types for this reverse legend:

D5 - Laureate, helmeted, draped, cuirassed
D6 - Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed
H11 - High-crested helmet, cuirassed, spear across right shoulder

RIC # Issuer Obverse Legend Bust Type Officinae
PTR     318-319
208a Constantine I IMP CONSTANTI_NVS AVG, or A_N, or N_T, or T_I H11 left P S
209 Constantine I IMP CONSTAN_TINVS MAX AVG, exceptionally unbroken D6 P S
* | STR     319
213 Constantine I IMP CONSTAN_TINVS MAX AVG, or S_T, or I_N D6 - S
214 Constantine I IMP CONSTAN_TINVS MAX AVG, or S_T, or I_N D6 left - S
215 Constantine I IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG D6 left - S
216 Constantine I CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, or N_T D6 - S
217 Crispus FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES D5 - S
218 Crispus FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES D6 - S
219 Constantine II FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN N C D5 - S
220 Constantine II FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN N C D5 left - S
* | . STR     319
221 Constantine I IMP CONSTAN_TINVS MAX AVG, or S_T, or I_N D6 - S
222 Constantine I CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, or N_T D6 - S


Constantine I, Billon Argenteus, 310-313, Trier, Officina 1
IMP CONSTANTI_NVS AVG
High-crested helmet, two pellets in crossbar and pellets in both helmet fields, draped, cuirassed, bust left, spear in right hand over shoulder, mappa in left
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories, standing facing each other, inscribing shield with VOT | PR set on altar with box design
PTR in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.46g
RIC VI -- (cf. RIC VII, 208a (R3))
Ex Barry Murphy, CICF, April 2008

Note: RIC describes this coin as an AE Folles (or AE3), however, this series coincides with other series from other mints, where Constantine introduced a billon argenteus denomination. Both the AE3 module and AR argenteus will be listed under the same RIC number, even though this issue begins this reverse type and was actually minted in 310-313 and should have appeared in RIC VI with the other billon argentei issues of Licinius I and Maximinus II.


Constantine I, Silvered AE3, 318-319, Trier, Officina 1
IMP CONSTANTI_NVS AVG
High-crested helmet, two pellets in crossbar and three pellets in both helmet fields, draped, cuirassed, bust left, spear over right shoulder, mappa in left hand
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories, standing facing each other, inscribing shield with VOT | PR set on altar with box design
PTR in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.65g
RIC VII, 208a (R3)
Ex Moses Cohen, eBay, May 2004

Note: RIC describes this coin as an AE Folles (or AE3), however, this series coincides with other series from other mints, where Constantine introduced a billon argenteus denomination. Both the AE3 module and AR argenteus will be listed under the same RIC number.


Constantine I, AE3, 318-319, Trier, Officina 2
IMP CONSTAN_TINVS MAX AVG
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT | PR above altar with box design
STR in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.22g
RIC VII, 209 (R1)


Constantine I, AE3, 319, Trier, Officina 2
IMP CONSTAN_TINVS MAX AVG
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT | PR above altar with 8-point * design
STR in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 3.15g
RIC VII, 213 (C2)


Constantine I, AE3, 319, Trier, Officina 2
IMP CONSTAN_TINVS MAX AVG
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT | PR above altar with 8-point * design
STR in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 3.07g
RIC VII, 213 (C2)

Note: The diagonals on the 8-point * on the altar are extremely faint


Constantine I, AE3, 319, Trier, Officina 2
IMP CONSTAN . TINVS MAX AVG
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT | PR above altar with 8-point * design
STR in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.78g
RIC VII, 213 variant (--)

Note: Variant for obverse legend - pellet not expected between N_T


Constantine I, AE3, 319, Trier, Officina 2
CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT | PR above altar with 6-point * design
STR in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 4.20g
RIC VII, 216 (R3)
Ex Martin Griffiths Collection, March 2004; Ex Langtoft Hoard II


Crispus, AE3, 319, Trier, Officina 2
FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT | PR above altar with 8-point * design
STR in exergue
18mm, 3.17g
RIC VII, 218 (R4)
Ex Silenos Coins, eBay, May 2006


Constantine I, AE3, 319, Trier, Officina 2
IMP CONSTANTI_NVS MAX AVG
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
Two Victories standing, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT | PR above altar with 8-point * design
. STR in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.41g
RIC VII, 221 (R2)
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 134, Lot 452, March 2006

 

VICTORIAE LAETAE PRIN P

Bust types for this reverse legend:

D2 - Helmeted, cuirassed
D6 - Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed
H11 - High-crested helmet, cuirassed, spear across right shoulder

* | . PTR, * | STR     319
223 Constantine I CONSTAN_TINVS AVG, or T_A D2 - S
224 Constantine I CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG D6 P -
225 Constantine I IMP CONSTANTI_NVS AVG H11 left - S

 

VICTORIAE LAET PRIN P

Bust types for this reverse legend:

D2 - Helmeted, cuirassed
D6 - Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed

* | . PTR, * | STR     319
226 Constantine I CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG D2 P S
227 Constantine I CONSTAN_TINVS AVG, or T_A D6 P -


Constantine I, AE3, 319, Trier, Officina 1
CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIAE LAET PRIN P
Two Victories standing, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT | PR above altar with 8-point * design
pellet PTR in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.38g
RIC VII, 226 (R4)
Ex Forum Ancient Coins, VCoins, February 2003 (misattributed as RIC VII, 228); Ex John Aiello Collection

 

VICTORIAE LAET P P

Bust types for this reverse legend:

C3 - Radiate, draped, cuirassed
D2 - Helmeted, cuirassed
D6 - Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed
D7 - High-crested helmet, cuirassed

* | . PTR, * | STR     319
228 Constantine I CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG D6 - S
229 Constantine I CONSTAN_TINVS AVG, or T_A D2 P -
230 Licinius I LICINIVS P AVG, or I_V D2 - S
231 Crispus CRISPVS-NOB CAES D6 P -
232 Licinius II LICINIVS-IVN NOB C C3 P -
233 Constantine I CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG D6 - S
234 Constantine I CONSTAN_TINVS AVG, or T_A D2 P S
235 Constantine I CONSTAN_TINVS AVG, or T_A D7 P -
236 Licinius I LICINIVS P AVG, or I_V D2 - S