6-2022

RIC VI, CYZICUS [after 95], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE [GENIO AVGVSTI], MINTMARK VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

GENIOA-VGVSTI [GENIO AVGVSTI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae; at feet to l., eagle. Dot in left field, Γ in right field. MKV in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Not attested in RIC with dot in m.m., but cf. CYZICUS 84b. If the dot is not accidental, this coin probably belongs to Group (iv). See footnote 2 on p. 593: "Maurice includes an issue with GENIO AVGVSTI alone, almost certainly in error". Note m.m. variety: dot is placed over Genius' arm instead of below. Coin should be listed after CYZICUS 95.

See also:
CYZICUS [after 95], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [GENIO AVGVSTI], MINTMARK VARIETY

NOTES

Weight 4.55 g; diameter 21-22 mm. From Beast Coins.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski