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RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA 12, CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ [right field]

   

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VIRTVS-MILITVM [VIRTVS MILITVM]; three-turreted camp-gate, open; no doors. Γ in right field. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ in right field. RIC lists only officina A, in left field [rarity R5!] (p. 662). Note that this coin could belong to the previous issue (camp-gate, small, and with small portrait head) and therefore could be attributed as ALEXANDRIA [after 9b], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER. Listed in Gautier - Alexandria (p. 143, no. 35).

See also:
ALEXANDRIA 12, CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Β, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.18 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 135 (lot 935) in May 2007 for EUR 650; sold on Paul-Francis Jacquier auction 37 (lot 571) in September 2012 for EUR 650.

Other specimens:

- from Gautier - Alexandria (plate XV, no. 35); note larger portrait head and larger camp-gate; weight 3.14 g; obv. legend break A-N [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski