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ID:     25450
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 after 318 A.D.
Diameter:     18.2 mm
Weight:     3.348 g
Obverse Legend:     legends reduced to design elements, H's,L's O's & I's
Obverse Description:     Laureate, helmeted and cuirassed bust right, as RIC VII "D6" bust type
Reverse Legend:     legends reduced to design elements, H's,L's O's & I's
Reverse Description:     VLLP Type - Two victories holding small round "inscribed" shield (inscription consisting of scribbles) over altar of "X"-type design
Mint Mark:     III
Mint:     Unofficial, unknown
Primary Reference:     cf. RIC 47
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=24372
Notes:     Contemporary copy of VLPP types of Constantine I, Cf. RIC VII, Siscia, ppg 340-347