Struck under Constantius II, Constantius Gallus and Constans, the reverse of these coins shows a Phoenix standing towards the right on top of either a globe or a rocky mound. There are sometimes symbols in the fields - most commonly a star, though sometimes a palm branch or something else.
The inscription on these coins is FEL TEMP REPARATIO, which translates into 'Restoration of Happy Times'. There are other coins with this inscription, but the values below only applies to those with a Phoenix standing on a globe or mound:
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $60
well preserved: $180
As always, each of these ancient coins stand on their own merits. A coin with an illegible inscription, an unclear mint mark, and an ugly orange color from being cleaned will sell for much, much less than the values above. A coin with strong lettering, a beautiful portrait, and an attractive sandy desert color can still for much more than the values above. The example in our picture is very nice. It comes from ForumAncientCoins, our favorite site for ancients. CoinQuest thanks the Forum for granting copyright release.
Please refer to our Important Terminology page found at the top left in order to properly interpret these catalog values.