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Ancients
Present Day
Back to Yester - Year
by: Chip Scoppa
Post Diocletian Reform
 Most mints have
distinctive mint
markings
 Campgate type coins
from the time of
Constantine the ...
Mints for Campgate coins
 Alexandria
 Antioch
 Arelate
 Constantinople
 Cyzicus
 Heraclea
 London
 Lyons
 Nicomed...
Alexandria
 SMALA
 SMAL
 SMAL with a dot
 Sometimes with a
wreath in left field
 Sometimes with the
officina mark in ...
Antioch
 ANT
 SMAN
 SMANT
 With various control
markings
 With various officinae
marks
 CJSII-0687
Arelate
 A
 AR
 ARL
 CON
 CONST
 With various control
markings
 Known for 4 turrets &
“Open Door” type
 CJSII-0660
Constantinople
 CONS
 With various officinae
marks in various
places
 With various control
marks
 CJSII-0909
Cyzicus
 MK
 SMK
 With various officinae
marks
 With various control
markings
 CJSII-0770
Heraclea
 HT, MHT, SMH
 With various officinae
marks & control markings
 Early series (316) also
 Star became a fixtur...
London
 PLON
 Very few campgates
struck here
 CJSII-0869
Lyons
 LG
 LVG
 Again very few of this
type of coin was
struck at this mint
 CJSII-0863
Nicomedia
 MN, N, SMN
 With various officinae
marks
 With various control
markings
 Only mint to use the
“dot” in plac...
Rome
 R, RB, RF
 With various officinae
marks & control
markings
 2, 3 & 4 turret design
 No door, closed door
& open ...
Sirmium
 SIRM
 Only one issue struck
in this style
 Coin of Constantius II
 RIC 53
 Struck in 324 -325
 Using the St...
Siscia
 SIS, SISC
 With various officinae marks
and control markings
 RIC 214, 216 & 217 are
among the easiest to find
...
Thessalonica
 SMTS
 TES
 With various officina
markings
 Again one of the
easiest mints in the
series to find
 CJSII-...
Treveri
 TR
 TRE
 With various officina
marks
 Not the hardest, but
difficult to find coins
of this style from this
mi...
Coins that were struck from One
Mint I don’t own examples of (yet)
 Ticinum – T
 Very few coins struck
in this style at ...
Roman Coinage Prior to the
Diocletian Reform (mid 290’s)
 Different from coins
struck after the
Reform in so much as
the ...
Coded Coins prior to the
Diocletian Reform
 Probus – code word AEQVITI, AEQVIT or
EQVITI struck in 280, 281 & 282 at two
...
PROBUS – 280CE
 Ticinum
 P – Prima (First)
 The E of EQVITI
 CONCORDMILIT
 Concordia holding two
standards
 RIC vol ...
PROBUS – 280CE
 Ticinum
 S – Secunda (Second)
 The Q of EQVITI
 PROVIDENTAVG
 Providentia holding a
globe & sceptre
...
PROBUS – 280CE
 Ticinum
 T – Tertia (Third)
 The V of EQVITI
 SALVSAVG
 Salus feeding serpent
in arms
 RIC vol V par...
PROBUS – 280CE
 Ticinum
 Q – Quarta (Fourth)
 The (1st) I of EQVITI
 MARTIPACIF
 Mars holding olive-
branch spear and...
PROBUS – 280CE
 Ticinum
 V – Quinta (Fifth)
 The T of EQVITI
 PAXAVGVSTI
 Pax holding olive-
branch sceptre
 RIC vol...
PROBUS – 280CE
 Ticinum
 VI – Sexta (sixth)
 The (2nd) I of EQVITI
 SECVRITPREP
 Securitas leaning on a
column & arm ...
PROBUS – 282CE
 Rome - RAA
 A – Alpha (First)
 The A of AEQVITI
 VICTORIAGERM
 Trophy between two
captives
 RIC vol ...
PROBUS – 282CE
 Rome - REB
 B – Beta (Second)
 The E of AEQVITI
 IOVICONSPROBAVG
 Jupiter holding
thunderbolt & scept...
PROBUS – 282CE
 Rome - RQG
 G – Gamma (Third)
 The Q of AEQVITI
 MARTIPACIF
 Mars holding olive-
branch spear and
shi...
PROBUS – 282CE
 Rome - RVD
 D – Delta (Fourth)
 The V of AEQVITI
 ROMAEAETER
 Roma seated in a
temple holding
Victory...
PROBUS – 282CE
 Rome - RIE
 E – Epsilon (Fifth)
 The (1st) I of AEQVITI
 FIDESMILITVM
 Fides holding two
ensigns
 RI...
PROBUS – 282CE
 Rome - RTV
 V – Stigma (sixth)
 The T of AEQVITI
 PROVIDENTAVG
 Providentia holding a
globe & sceptre...
PROBUS – 282CE
 Rome - RIZ
 Z – Zeta (seventh)
 The (2nd) I of AEQVITI
 AETERNITASAVG
 Sol holding a globe &
raising ...
The four positions of the Officina
CJSII-0681
CJSII-0416
CJSII-0889
CJSII-0794
Roman Minted coins for RNA Coin Show 2012
Roman Minted coins for RNA Coin Show 2012
Roman Minted coins for RNA Coin Show 2012
Roman Minted coins for RNA Coin Show 2012
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Roman Minted coins for RNA Coin Show 2012

  1. 1. Ancients Present Day Back to Yester - Year by: Chip Scoppa
  2. 2. Post Diocletian Reform  Most mints have distinctive mint markings  Campgate type coins from the time of Constantine the Great and his sons are among some of these  There are 15 known mints for this type of coin
  3. 3. Mints for Campgate coins  Alexandria  Antioch  Arelate  Constantinople  Cyzicus  Heraclea  London  Lyons  Nicomedia  Rome  Sirmium  Siscia  Thessalonica  Ticinum  Treveri
  4. 4. Alexandria  SMALA  SMAL  SMAL with a dot  Sometimes with a wreath in left field  Sometimes with the officina mark in right field  CJSII-0723
  5. 5. Antioch  ANT  SMAN  SMANT  With various control markings  With various officinae marks  CJSII-0687
  6. 6. Arelate  A  AR  ARL  CON  CONST  With various control markings  Known for 4 turrets & “Open Door” type  CJSII-0660
  7. 7. Constantinople  CONS  With various officinae marks in various places  With various control marks  CJSII-0909
  8. 8. Cyzicus  MK  SMK  With various officinae marks  With various control markings  CJSII-0770
  9. 9. Heraclea  HT, MHT, SMH  With various officinae marks & control markings  Early series (316) also  Star became a fixture after 324 control mark  Known for 3 Turret design  CJSII-0805
  10. 10. London  PLON  Very few campgates struck here  CJSII-0869
  11. 11. Lyons  LG  LVG  Again very few of this type of coin was struck at this mint  CJSII-0863
  12. 12. Nicomedia  MN, N, SMN  With various officinae marks  With various control markings  Only mint to use the “dot” in place of last S in the reverse legend PROVIDENTIAECAESS  CJSII-0857
  13. 13. Rome  R, RB, RF  With various officinae marks & control markings  2, 3 & 4 turret design  No door, closed door & open ones  Early 300 and 320’s  CJSII-0871
  14. 14. Sirmium  SIRM  Only one issue struck in this style  Coin of Constantius II  RIC 53  Struck in 324 -325  Using the Star above the 2 turrets  CJSII-0918
  15. 15. Siscia  SIS, SISC  With various officinae marks and control markings  RIC 214, 216 & 217 are among the easiest to find  CJSII-0725
  16. 16. Thessalonica  SMTS  TES  With various officina markings  Again one of the easiest mints in the series to find  CJSII-0887
  17. 17. Treveri  TR  TRE  With various officina marks  Not the hardest, but difficult to find coins of this style from this mint.  CJSII-0847
  18. 18. Coins that were struck from One Mint I don’t own examples of (yet)  Ticinum – T  Very few coins struck in this style at this mint  Three groupings from 325 to 327  Also used a crescent as a control mark  Constantine II & Constantius II
  19. 19. Roman Coinage Prior to the Diocletian Reform (mid 290’s)  Different from coins struck after the Reform in so much as the mint city was not spelled out in detail on the before issues.  Legend, style, placement of marks are important to attribute the mint  CJSII-0681
  20. 20. Coded Coins prior to the Diocletian Reform  Probus – code word AEQVITI, AEQVIT or EQVITI struck in 280, 281 & 282 at two mints Rome and Ticinum  Diocletian – code word IOBI (Jupiter) struck at a single mint Siscia in 289 & 290  Maximian – code word HPKOYLI (Hercules) struck at a single mint Siscia in 289 & 290 as a companion to Diocletian’s
  21. 21. PROBUS – 280CE  Ticinum  P – Prima (First)  The E of EQVITI  CONCORDMILIT  Concordia holding two standards  RIC vol V part ii 480  CJSII-0378
  22. 22. PROBUS – 280CE  Ticinum  S – Secunda (Second)  The Q of EQVITI  PROVIDENTAVG  Providentia holding a globe & sceptre  RIC vol V part ii 491  CJSII-0300
  23. 23. PROBUS – 280CE  Ticinum  T – Tertia (Third)  The V of EQVITI  SALVSAVG  Salus feeding serpent in arms  RIC vol V part ii 499  CJSII-0297
  24. 24. PROBUS – 280CE  Ticinum  Q – Quarta (Fourth)  The (1st) I of EQVITI  MARTIPACIF  Mars holding olive- branch spear and shield  RIC vol V part ii 508  CJSII-0306
  25. 25. PROBUS – 280CE  Ticinum  V – Quinta (Fifth)  The T of EQVITI  PAXAVGVSTI  Pax holding olive- branch sceptre  RIC vol V part ii 516  CJSII-0301
  26. 26. PROBUS – 280CE  Ticinum  VI – Sexta (sixth)  The (2nd) I of EQVITI  SECVRITPREP  Securitas leaning on a column & arm raised  RIC vol V part ii 526  CJSII-0341
  27. 27. PROBUS – 282CE  Rome - RAA  A – Alpha (First)  The A of AEQVITI  VICTORIAGERM  Trophy between two captives  RIC vol V part ii 223  CJSII-0298
  28. 28. PROBUS – 282CE  Rome - REB  B – Beta (Second)  The E of AEQVITI  IOVICONSPROBAVG  Jupiter holding thunderbolt & sceptre  RIC vol V part ii 175  CJSII-0305
  29. 29. PROBUS – 282CE  Rome - RQG  G – Gamma (Third)  The Q of AEQVITI  MARTIPACIF  Mars holding olive- branch spear and shield  RIC vol V part ii 177  CJSII-0391
  30. 30. PROBUS – 282CE  Rome - RVD  D – Delta (Fourth)  The V of AEQVITI  ROMAEAETER  Roma seated in a temple holding Victory and sceptre  RIC vol V part ii 187  CJSII-0364
  31. 31. PROBUS – 282CE  Rome - RIE  E – Epsilon (Fifth)  The (1st) I of AEQVITI  FIDESMILITVM  Fides holding two ensigns  RIC vol V part ii 170  CJSII-0302
  32. 32. PROBUS – 282CE  Rome - RTV  V – Stigma (sixth)  The T of AEQVITI  PROVIDENTAVG  Providentia holding a globe & sceptre  RIC vol V part ii 181  CJSII-0360
  33. 33. PROBUS – 282CE  Rome - RIZ  Z – Zeta (seventh)  The (2nd) I of AEQVITI  AETERNITASAVG  Sol holding a globe & raising hand  RIC vol V part ii 168  CJSII-0353
  34. 34. The four positions of the Officina CJSII-0681 CJSII-0416 CJSII-0889 CJSII-0794

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