Constantine II ( AD 337 - AD 340)

Flavius Claudius Constantinus is known in English as Constantine II was the eldest son of Constantine the Great and Fausta. On March 1, 317, Constantine was made Caesar, and at the age of seven, in 323, took part in his father's campaign against the Sarmatians. At the age of ten he became commander of Gaul, after the death of his half-brother Crispus. An inscription dating to 330 records the title of Alamannicus, so it is probable that his generals won a victory over Alamanni. His military career continued when Constantine I elected his son field commander during the 332 campaign against the Goths. Following the death of his father in 337, Constantine II became emperor jointly with his brothers Constantius II and Constans. After the division of the empire, made by the three brothers in September of the same year in Pannonia, he ruled over Gaul, Britannia and Hispania. He was involved in the struggle between the different Christian streams. The Western portion of the empire leaned towards Trinitarism and against Arianism, and Constantine freed Athanasius and allowed him to return to Alexandria. This action also put some burden on Constantius II, who was a supporter of Arianism. At first, he was the guardian of his younger brother Constans, whose portion was Italia, Africa and Illyricum. As Constans came of age, Constantine would not relinquish the guardianship and in 340 he marched against Constans in Italy, but was defeated at Aquileia and died in battle. Constans came to control his deceased brother's realm.

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Constantine II 'Campgate' Follis 020227

Rare Constantine II 'Campgate' Follis
Bronze, 2.87 grams, 19.12 mm. Cyzicus. 324-325 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left. Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate, six layers, two turrets, star above, no doors. Mintmark SMKA in exergue. RIC VII Cyzicus 26; cf Sear 3947-3948. Extremely fine.
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Constantine II 'Campgate' Follis 020227
Constantine II 'Votive' Follis 020217

Constantine II 'Votive' Follis
Bronze, 2.89 grams, 19.30 mm. Arles. 320 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head right. Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, around VOT V in two lines within wreath; mintmark Q crescent A in exergue. RIC VII Arles 237; Sear -. (Sear 2008 does not list the VOT V reverse types). Good very fine/extremely fine.
£40.00

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Constantine II 'Votive' Follis 020217
Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 020133

Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.79 grams, 20.17 mm. London. 321 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS IVN NC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left. Reverse: BEATA TRA-NQVILLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOT - IS - XX in three lines, three stars above, P-A across fields. Mintmark PLON in exergue. RIC VII London 216; cf Sear 3942 (bust type). Near extremely fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£70.00

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Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 020133
Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis 020192

Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.36 grams, 19.68 mm. Trier. 323-324 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head right. Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, around VOT X within wreath. Mintmark STR crescent in exergue. RIC VII Trier 441; cf Sear 3943. Fleur de Coin.
£90.00

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Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis 020192
Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis 020187

Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.22 grams, 19.31 mm. Trier. 323-324 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head right. Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, around VOT X within wreath. Mintmark STR in exergue. RIC VII Trier 433; cf Sear 3943. Good extremely fine.
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Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis 020187
Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis 020176

Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis
Bronze, 2.83 grams, 19.49 mm. Trier. 323-324 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head right. Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, around VOT X within wreath. Mintmark STR crescent in exergue. RIC VII Trier 441; cf Sear 3943. Extremely fine.
£60.00

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Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis 020176
Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis 020162

Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.23 grams, 19.44 mm. London. 323-324 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head right. Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, around VOT X with wreath; mintmark PLON crescent. RIC VII London 292; Sear 3943. Extremely fine.
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Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis 020162
Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis 020160

Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis
Bronze, 2.79 grams, 19.21 mm. London. 324-325 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate, two turrets, six layers, star above, mintmark PLON in exergue. RIC VII London 296; Sear 3948. About extremely fine.
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Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis 020160
Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 020152

Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.32 grams, 20.57 mm. London. 323-324 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS IVN NC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left. Reverse: BEATA TRA-NQVILLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOT - IS - XX in three lines, three stars above, mintmark PLON in exergue. RIC VII London 236; cf Sear 3941. Extremely fine.
£55.00

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Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 020152
Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 020151

Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis
Bronze, 2.75 grams, 19.66 mm. London. 323-324 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS IVN NC, helmeted and cuirassed bust left. Reverse: BEAT TRA-NQLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOT - IS - XX in three lines, three stars above, mintmark PLON in exergue. RIC VII London 287; Sear 3941. Extremely fine.
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Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 020151
Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 016793

Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.04 grams, 21.86 mm. London. 321-322 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS IVN NC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left. Reverse: BEATA TRA-NQVILLITAS, globe with lines of latitude and longitude on altar inscribed VOT-IS-XX in three lines, three stars above, PLON in exergue. RIC VII London 236; cf Sear 3941. Almost extremely fine.
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Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE Follis 016793
Constantine II 'Trophy and Captives' AE Follis 016787

Scarce Constantine II 'Trophy and Captives' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.33 grams, 20.69 mm. London. 320-321 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS IVN NC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left. Reverse: VIRTVS-EXERCIT, two bound captives seated at the base of a trophy inscribed VOT XX; mintmark PLON in exergue. RIC VII London 190; cf Sear 3950. Almost extremely fine.
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Constantine II 'Trophy and Captives' AE Follis 016787
Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis 016784

Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.68 grams, 19.81 mm. London. 323-324 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head right. Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, around VOT X within wreath; mintmark PLON crescent in exergue. RIC VII London 292; cf Sear 3943. Extremely fine.
£55.00

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Constantine II 'Votive' AE Follis 016784
Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE19 016797

Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE19
Bronze, 3.27 grams, 19.40mm. London. 321-322 AD. Obverse: CONSTANT-INVS IVN NOB C, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left. Reverse: BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOT IS XX in three lines, three stars above, mintmark PLON in exergue. RIC VII London 236; Sear (1988) 3941. Extremely fine.
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Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE19 016797
Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE19 016795

Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE19
Bronze, 2.99 grams, 19.36mm. London. 323-324 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS IVN NC, helmeted, cuirassed bust left. Reverse: BEAT TRA-NQLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOT IS XX in three lines, three stars above, mintmark PLON crescent in exergue. RIC VII London 287; Sear (1988) 3941. Extremely fine.
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Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE19 016795
Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE19 016785

Scarce Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE19
Bronze, 3.23 grams, 18.95mm. London. 323-324 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS IVN NC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left. Reverse: BEAT dot TRA-N dot QLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOT IS XX in three lines, three stars above, mintmark PLON in exergue. Durrington hoard 1970; RIC VII London 284 var (rev legend dots); cf Sear (1988) 3941. Extremely fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
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Constantine II 'Globe on Altar' AE19 016785
Constantine II 'Campgate' AE3 016781

Scarce Constantine II 'Campgate' AE3
Bronze, 3.51 grams, 19.40mm. London. 324-325 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate, 2 turrets, 6 layers, star above, no doors, dot in lower doorway and dot above doorway. Mintmark PLON in exergue. RIC VII London 296 var (dots); cf Sear 3948. Extremely fine.
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Constantine II 'Campgate' AE3 016781
Constantine II 'Campgate' AE3 016779

Scarce Constantine II 'Campgate' AE3
Bronze, 3.15 grams, 20.27mm. London. 324-325 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate, 2 turrets, 6 layers, star above, no doors, dot in lower doorway and dot above doorway. Mintmark PLON in exergue. RIC VII London 296 var (dots); cf Sear 3948. Extremely fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
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Constantine II 'Campgate' AE3 016779
Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis 015550

Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.11 grams, 19.15 mm. London. 324-325 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, campgate, 6 layers, 2 turrets, star above, no door, mintmark PLON in exergue. RIC VII London 296; cf Sear 3948. Extremely fine.
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Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis 015550
Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis 015545B

Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.40 grams, 19.19 mm. London. 324-325 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, campgate, 6 layers, 2 turrets, star above, no door, mintmark PLON in exergue. RIC VII London 296; cf Sear 3948. Extremely fine.
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Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis 015545B
Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis 016445

Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.38 grams, 18.73 mm. Cyzicus. 325-326 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left. Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, Campgate, 6 rows, 2 turrets, no door, star above, mintmark SMK gamma dot in exergue. RIC VII Cyzicus 37; cf Sear 3947, S. 738A. Extremely fine with traces of silvering still evident. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
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Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis 016445
Constantine II 'Campgate' Follis 015167

Constantine II 'Campgate' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.37 grams, 18.84 mm. London. 324-325 AD. Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate, 6 layers, 2 turrets, star above, no door, mintmark PLON in exergue. RIC VII London 296; Sear 3948. Extremely fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
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Constantine II 'Campgate' Follis 015167


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