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RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA 12, CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA B [right field], ENGRAVER'S ERROR

   

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TIVSCAES [CONSTANTIVS CAES]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-MILITAM [VIRTVS MILITAM (sic!)]; three-turreted camp-gate, open; no doors. B in right field. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Β in right field. RIC lists only officina A, in left field [rarity R5!] (p. 662). Note an engraver's error in rev legends: MILITAM instead of MILITVM. Listed in Gautier - Alexandria (p. 141, no. 26).

See also:
ALEXANDRIA 12, CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.38 g; diameter 17 mm. Coin sold on Nomos 3 (lot 235) in May 2011 for CHF 1,900; sold on CNG auction 105 (lot 962) in May 2017 for $1,300.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG auction in January 2001 for $650; sold on Heritage Auctions auction 271933 (lot 35439) in August 2019 for $810; weight 3.37 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from Gautier - Alexandria (plate XIV, no. 26); weight 3.17 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski