6-524

RIC VI, CARTHAGO [before 29a], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES [CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

SALVISAVGGETCAESSFELIXKARTHAGO [SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FELIX KARTHAGO]; Carthago stg. facing, head l., in long robe, holding fruits in both hands. Γ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND. Specimen similar to CARTHAGO 30a except for ...FELIX KARTHAGO in rev. legend instead of shorter ...FEL KART (p. 427). See also: Peter Kos, "The Carthage aes nummi of the first tetrarchy", [in:] Studia Numismatica Labacensia, Ljubljana 1988, p. 101. Coin should be listed before CARTHAGO 29a.

NOTES

Weight 8.71 g; diameter 25 mm. Coin sold on VAuctions sale 230 (lot 101) in July 2009 for $445.

Other specimens:

- from Fyfield hoard; the same rev. die (Kos, plate 1, no. 2); weight 10.77 g [click for picture];

- from Coll. P. Zanchi; the same rev. die (Kos, plate 1, no. 1); weight 9.92 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski