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Two Soldiers Standing and Holding One Standard

Most of what was written in the previous article on the two soldiers, two standards type applies to this type as well. The main differences are that the coin has only one standard between the soldiers on the reverse and is usually (but not always) smaller than the two standards type.

These types were struck later, in general, than the two standards types and represent a further decline in the weight of the conage during the first half of the Fourth Century. In A. D. 348, they were replaced by some beautiful new types that were also quite a bit larger than the 15 mm or so of the two soldiers, one standard type. The new types introduced in 348 were in commemoration of the 1100th anniversary of the founding of Rome. Americans were not the first to strike commemorative coins, and these beauties actually circulated throughout the empire.

Virtual Galleries
Two Soldiers, One Standard Types of Delmatius
Two Soldiers, One Standard Types of Constantine and His Sons

Related Articles in Other Topic Areas
See a Nice example of this Type From the Reign of Constantine I
See a Nice example of this Type From the Reign of Constantine II

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Identifying Common Fourth Century Roman Bronze Coins
Reading the Emperor's Name and Titles
A Picture Gallery of Fourth Century Reverse Types
Camp Gate
Altar Inscribed VOTIS XX
Two Soldiers Standing With Two Standards
Two Soldiers Holding One Standard
Wreath With Legend Inside
Soldier Spearing a Fallen Horseman
VRBS ROMA Commemorative - Mother Wolf Suckling Twins Romulus and Remus
CONSTANTINOPOLIS Commemorative - Victory Standing on Prow of Ship
Two Victories Each Holding a Small Wreath
Two Victories Each Holding a Large Wreath on Centenionals of Decentius
Emperor Holding Labarum or Standard and Dragging Captive
Emperor Raising Kneeling Captive
Victory Advancing Left
A Key to Fourth Century Inscriptions
Some Scarcer Late Fourth Century and early Fifth Century Types

All New! More image galleries of late Roman bronze types.

Camp Gate
Altar with Votis, Victories with Wreath
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier Spearing Fallen Horseman
More FEL TEMP, including Barbarian and Hut tupes
Victory Advancing Left Holding Wreath
Emperor Holding Labarum and Dragging Captive