6-074

RIC VI, CYZICUS [after 92], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

IMPCFLVALCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

SOLEIN-VICTO [SOLE INVICTO]; Sol, rad., stg. l. in long robe, r. raised, l. holding head of Serapis. Γ in left field. MKV in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Maximinus (p. 592). Constantine is not listed for any Cyzicus issue of Sole Invicto. General note about this issue from p. 576: "An extended range of types is introduced, most of them scarce or rare. [...] Sole Invicto, with all the implications of the ablative absolute, is struck for Maximinus only. [...] Date, c. 311-12". The last statement is not true in light of new findings. Apparently, coins with Sole Invicto legend were struck also for Licinius and Constantine. Coin should be listed after CYZICUS 92.

See also:
CYZICUS [before 92], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Δ
CYZICUS [before 92], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA ς
CYZICUS 92, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є
CYZICUS 92, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA ς
CYZICUS [after 92], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA A

NOTES

From Brent Upchurch's collection.

Other specimens:

- from VCoins (Mike R. Vosper Coins); weight 4.50 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in December 2008 for $63.88; now in Glenn Simonelli's collection; weight 5.40 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CGB auction in July 1999 for FF 395; weight 4.39 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in November 2010 for GBP 27; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski