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ID:     2448
Type:     Ancient Imitations
Region:     Eastern Europe
Issuer:     Imitation Constantine I (The Great)
Date Ruled:     AD 306-337
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 3
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     17.4 mm
Weight:     2.4 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     legend reduced to design-element
Obverse Description:     Laureate, crested helmet and cuirass on bust right. Prototype: RIC VII "D6" type portrait of Constantine the Great.
Reverse Legend:     legend reduced to design-element
Reverse Description:     VLLP Type - Two victories holding inscribed shield, letters reduced to design elements, set on altar with "X"-type decoration; in exergue, ...SIS...
Mint Mark:     SIS between C's
Mint:     unofficial European
Primary Reference:     Contemporary Imitative
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=4574
Notes:     Types as Constantine I VLPP from Siscia Prototype: Cf. RIC VII ppg 430-437