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Constantine I, Contemporary Imitation, VLPP type

Æ3; 21mm/3.2gm    Struck ca. early 4th Century

Con/ Good Very Fine for the type; Glossy green patina with earthen fill; typically blundered legends and details

Okay, this is what the coin should be:

OBV/ IMP CONSTANT-INVS MAX AVG; laur., helmeted and cuir. bust r.

REV/ VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINCE PERP; twin Victories holding a shield inscribed with VOT PR on an altar.

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German mint?

Ref/ None

Seller's Note/ Back in the day, such issues were referred to as 'Barbarous" or simply a "Barb". But the new PC term is now Contemporary Imitation, because somewhere along the line, it was thought that calling the Germanic tribes who struck these issues barbarians was disrespectful. Go figure...

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