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The Roman mint at Aquileia, Italy was open 294 to 324 A.D. and 334 - 430 A.D. Common mintmarks include: AQ, AQOB, AQPS, AQVI, AQVIL, and SMAQ.
Crispus, Caesar, 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.
VOT V abbreviates Votis Quinquennalibus, which means Crispus has completed vows (prayers and sacrifices) for five years of rule. In a religious context, votum, plural vota, is a vow or promise made to a deity. The word comes from the past participle of voveo, vovere; as the result of the verbal action, a vow, or promise. It may refer also to the fulfillment of this vow, that is, the thing promised. The votum is thus an aspect of the contractual nature of Roman religion and sacrifice, a bargaining expressed by "do ut des" (I give that you might give).RL74457. Billoncentenionalis, RIC VIIAquileia 69 (R3), Cohen VII 31, SRCV IV 16748, Hunter V 55 var. (no drapery, pellets flanking AQT), VF, well centered, nice portrait, porous, weight 2.721 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 0o, 3rd officina, Aquileia mint, 320 - 321 A.D.; obverse CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped, and cuirassedbust right; reverseCAESARVM NOSTRORVM (our prince), VOT V in wreath, AQT in exergue; rare; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00
Licinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.
On 7 March 321, Constantine issued an edict proclaiming Dies Solis Invicti (Sunday) as the day of rest; trade was forbidden but agriculture was allowed.RL84338. Billoncentenionalis, RIC VIIAquileia 86 (R1), SRCV IV 15345, Cohen VII 20, Hunter V -, VF, well centered, traces of silvering, flan crack, weight 2.830 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Aquileia mint, 320 - 321 A.D.; obverse IMP LICINIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse DOMINI•N•LICINI AVG, VOT / XX in two lines within wreath, wreath tied at the bottom and closed with a jewel at the top, •AQS• in exergue; rare; $45.00 SALE PRICE $40.50
Valentinian II, 17 November 375 - 15 May 392 A.D.
While Constantine and his sons had been strong military figures, they had also re-established the practice of hereditary succession, adopted by Valentinian I. The obvious flaw in these two competing requirements came in the reign of Valentinian II, a child. His reign was a harbinger of the fifth century, when children or nonentities, reigning as emperors, were controlled by powerful generals and officials.RL77944. Bronze centenionalis, RIC IXAquileia 32(b) (S), LRBC II 1069, SRCV V 20291, Cohen VIII 8, VF, nice green patina, earthen encrustations, edge split, scratches, weight 2.582 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Aquileia mint, 375 - 378 A.D.; obverse D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassedbust right; reverseCONCORDIAAVGGG• (harmony among the three emperors), Roma seated facing, helmeted head left, globe in right hand, reversed spear in left hand, left leg bare, SMAQP in exergue; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; scarce; $40.00 SALE PRICE $36.00
Constantius Gallus, Caesar, 28 September 351 - Winter 354 A.D.
On 15 March 351 Constantius II elevated his 25-year-old cousin Constantius Gallus to Caesar at Sirmium in Pannonia. He arranged a marriage with his sister Constantia and put him in charge of the Eastern Roman Empire. Constantius II marched West with a large army (60,000 men) to fight against Magnus Magnentius. RL85620. Billon maiorina, RIC VIIIAquileia 209, LRBC II 933, Voetter 5, SRCV V 19013, Cohen VIII 14, Hunter IV -, VF, nice green patina, light marks, earthen deposits, oval flan with remnant of flan casting sprue, weight 2.619 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 180o, 3rd officina, Aquileia mint, Sept 352 - winter 354 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassedbust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times restored), soldier standing left, wearing helmet, military garb and shield on left arm, spearing fallen horseman, horseman extends arm toward soldier, shield at feet, II left, AQT exergue; $40.00 SALE PRICE $36.00