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Ancient Rome Constans Two Victories  337AD to 350AD
Ancient Rome Constans Two Victories 337AD to 350AD

These small AE (base metal) ancient coins generally sell retail between $20 and $50 US dollars. The one in our picture comes from Roma Numismatics Ltd. in London, where it is on sale for 20 pounds (about $35 US dollars), a good price for such a nice-looking, well-preserved specimen.

If you have a coin for sale to a dealer, expect him or her to pay roughly one-half retail price. The mark-up is required to keep the dealership solvent. Dan's coin is corroded and gouged, so expect a retail price far below the range quoted in the preceding paragraph.

According to Tom Ross at ancients.info, Constans, the middle child of Constantine's three surviving sons, inherited the domains of Italy and the Roman provinces in Africa after the death of Constantine in 337. No sooner than this happened Constans and first son Constantine II began squabbling over who got what. Constantine II meant to settle the issue with his army. However, luck remained with Constans who easily appropriated all of Constantine II's former territories.

CoinQuest is generally for non-collectors, while Dan, who specified all sorts of detailed information about his coin, is clearly an accomplished collector. The emerging area of ancients collecting is truly fascinating, and many of the coins are surprisingly available at reasonable cost. Our two favorite web sites for ancients are:

- ForumAncientCoins
- VCoins.

Coin: 12880 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: dan, Thu, 18-Oct-2012 04:34:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 20-Sep-2013 00:29:40 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 04-Oct-2014 13:47:55 GMT
Requester description: Constans AE4 CE 337-350 RIC 183 Cohen 179 R: Victoriae DD AVGGQNN In exergue GSIS OB: Contans PF AVG R: two victories standing facing each other
Tags: ancient rome constans two victories victory anciet romana roman romen roma donstan contans constan victoriae ae 4 ce ric cohen dd avggqnn exergue gsis ob pf avg standing stand avgcosiiipp aavg soldiers soldier soldered soldiered soder solder soldjer people person peuple peoples peple persons

  

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