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RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA 105, CONSTANTINE, [CORRECTION]

  

OBVERSE

FLVALCONSTANTINVSFILAVG [FL VAL CONSTANTINVS FIL AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOF-ILAVG [GENIO FIL AVG]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae. Crescent in left field, Є in right field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CORRECTION]. According to RIC, ANTIOCHIA 105 has dot in m.m. (ANT•). However, nearly all specimens seen by the present author have m.m. without dot. Variety with dot probably also exists but is very rare. See example of ANTIOCHIA 105 with dot very small and hardly visible. Cf. similar variants for ANTIOCHIA 103-104 and ANTIOCHIA 106a-b.

See also:
ANTIOCHIA 87b, CONSTANTINE, [CORRECTION]

NOTES

Weight 5.74 g; diameter 23.5 mm. From the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.4390).

Other specimens:

- Victor Failmezger's collection (no. 196 in RBC); photo by Doug Smith [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in April 2007 for $716; weight 5.33 g; diameter 23.6-24.4 mm [click for picture];

- from Dirty Old Coins [click for picture];

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. B.5608) (crescent in l. field obliterated but still visible); weight 6.43 g [click for picture];

- from: Dr. Wendelin Kellner, "Ungewöhnliche und irreguläre Römermünzen. 16. Teil: Constantinische Zeit (I)", Money Trend 2011, no. 6, p. 191, no. 2; weight 6.13 g; diameter 24.4-25.0 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski