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BRUTUS. 42 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.83 g, 12h). Military mint travelling with Brutus and Cassius in Western Asia Minor. P. Servilius Casca Longus, magistrate. CASCA up left, LONGVS up right, laureate head of Neptune right, below, trident left / BRVTVS up left, IMP up right, Victory advancing right on broken sceptre, holding broken diadem with both hands, and palm. Crawford 507/2; CRI 212; Sydenham 1298; RSC 3. Choice VF, toned.

GALBA. 68-69 AD. AV Aureus Rome mint. Struck circa July 68-January 69 AD. [I]MP SER GALB[A AVG] Bare head right. / S P Q R/OB C S in two lines within oak wreath. RIC I 164; Cohen -.

Constantine I. AE 3 (2.91 g). A.D. 319-320, London. IMP CONSTANTI_NVS AG High-crested helmeted, three pellets in crossbar, 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 above altar with diamond pattern, dot in each corner of altar and one in center PLN in exergue RIC VII, 159 (R1).
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  • Constantine I. AE3. AD 306-337
    Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG - Helmeted laureate bust left, cuirassed and holding spear over shoulder. This is type H 11L obverse.
    Rev: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP - Two Victories facing and inscribing VOT PR on shield placed on altar with an 'x' on it. Exe: BSIS (star) Siscia mint: AD 318-319 = RIC VII, 49 (r5 for 'A', officina 'B' wasn't listed.) Unique?, page 431/ 2.91 g.
    -as identified by seller. I decided to check out the rarity "status".

    Obverse Type: in RIC: H - Helmeted with spear and/or shield: H11L - high-crested helmet, cuirassed, spear across right shoulder
    I did a quick search online and found 1 identical coin and one similar coin. I also found a BSIS, an EpsilonSIS* and a BSIS*. I guess those rarity ratings need some adjustment!

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