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VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP

The reverse legend on this type abbreviates, Victoriae Laetae Principium Perpertua, which translates, "Joyous victory to the eternal Prince." VOT P R on the shield abbreviates, Vota Populi Romani, which translates, "Vows of the Roman people." It is on this type, issued by Constantine the Great and Licinius I, that the symbols of Christianity, the Christogram and crucifix, were first used on Roman coins.


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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The reverse legend abbreviates, Victoriae Laetae Principium Perpertua, which translates, "Joyous victory to the eternal Prince." VOT P R on the shield abbreviates, Vota Populi Romani, which translates, "Vows (prayers) of the Roman people."
RL79962. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Siscia 61 (R1), Cohen VII 637, SRCV IV 16303, Hunter V -, VF, fantastic armed bust, well centered, corrosion, reverse rough, weight 2.408 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 319 A.D.; obverse IMP CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, helmet with high crest and ornamented with stars, spear in right hand across right shoulder, shield on left shoulder ornamented with a horseman riding right with his cloak flying behind; reverse VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP (joyous eternal victories of the prince), two Victories holding between them a shield inscribed VOT P R set on altar, BSISē in exergue; rare with this shield; $140.00 SALE PRICE $126.00


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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The reverse legend abbreviates, Victoriae Laetae Principium Perpertua, which translates, "Joyous victory to the eternal Prince." VOT P R on the shield abbreviates, Vota Populi Romani, which translates, "Vows (prayers) of the Roman people."
RL77768. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Siscia 54 (R5), Cohen VII 636, SRCV IV 16302, Hunter V -, VF, bold well centered strike, nice dark green patina, some corrosion, weight 2.902 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 225o, 2nd officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 318 - 319 A.D.; obverse IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate, helmeted and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP (joyous eternal victories of the prince), two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT P R on altar, BSIS in exergue; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; $26.00 SALE PRICE $23.40


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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The reverse legend abbreviates, Victoriae Laetae Principium Perpertua, which translates, "Joyous victory to the eternal Prince." VOT P R on the shield abbreviates, Vota Populi Romani, which translates, "Vows (prayers) of the Roman people."
RL77773. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Siscia 47 (R2), Cohen VII 639, SRCV IV 16301, Hunter V -, VF, well centered, nice dark green patina, some bumps and marks, weight 2.577 g, maximum diameter 16.9 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 318 A.D.; obverse IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate, helmeted and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP (joyous eternal victories of the prince), two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT P R over altar, ASIS* in exergue; $25.00 SALE PRICE $22.50







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