6-243

RIC VI, HERACLEA [after 22], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES [FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES]; bust r., rad., cuir.

REVERSE

CONCORDIAMILI-TVM [CONCORDIA MILITVM]; prince stg. r. in military dress receiving small Victory on globe from Jupiter stg. l., l. leaning on sceptre. Hς in middle field

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue only for the Augusti: Diocletian and Maximian Herculius (p. 532). Footnote 1 on p. 531 reads as follows: "It seems probable that the production of fractions falls into two stages: officinae A to Є strike for the Caesars, but never ς, though ς strikes for the Augusti, and it therefore looks as if the Caesars are included in the first phase (even though they are absent from the first follis issue), but not in the second". This hypothesis is briefly repeated in footnote 1 on p. 532, but the existence of specimens from officina ς struck for Constantius and Galerius Maximian makes it pointless. See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 531-532. Coin should be listed after HERACLEA 22.

See also:
HERACLEA [after 22], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED FOR RULER

NOTES

Fraction. Weight 3.00 g; diameter 21 mm. The Gabriel N. Collection.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in September 2007 for $27.06; weight 2.1 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CGB Monnaies 26 (lot 454) in June 2006 for EUR 231; weight 4.08 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Allegro in March 2013 for $15; weight 2.47 g; diameter 20.5-21.5 mm [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Grzegorz Chladek].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski