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ID:     BARB26
Type:     Ancient Imitations
Region:     Eastern Europe
Issuer:     Imitation of Constantine I (The Great)
Date Ruled:     AD 306-337
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 3
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD c. 320's ?
Diameter:     18 mm
Weight:     3.02 g
Obverse Legend:     Legend reduced to design elements - all in the shape of of characters resembling "I's"
Obverse Description:     Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     Legend reduced to design elements - all in the shape of of characters resembling "V's", "N's" & "I's"
Reverse Description:     In the style of a Vota-type, legend in wreath.
Mint Mark:     none
Mint:     Unofficial, unknown
Photograph Credit:     Alfredo De La Fe (Personal Collection)
Source:     http://imperialcoins.com
Notes:     This is a very unusual contemporary copy - I have seen very few instances of Votas being copied in acompletely illiterate manner.