Constantine II VIRTVS EXERCIT from Ticinum with Iota-Chi

Ancient Coins - Constantine II VIRTVS EXERCIT from Ticinum with Iota-Chi
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Constantine II

A.D. 319- 320

19x20mm   2.7gm

CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; Laureate, draped, Victory on globe in right hand, mappa in left hand.

VIRTVS-EXERCIT; Standard inscribed VOT/XX with captive seated on ground on either side, in left field Iota-Chi.

in ex. TT

RIC VII Ticinum 121

 

On the reverse of this coin, in the left field, there is what many call a Chi-Rho. This should probably be called an Iota-Chi, rather than a Chi-Rho, since it looks very little like the Greek Rho and more like an Iota combined with a Chi. On some examples there is a bit of roundness to the top of the Iota, but not enough to call the symbol a proper Rho…at best the symbol might be called a stylized Chi-Rho.

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