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RIC VI, HERACLEA [before 76], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE [GENIO AVGVSTI, altar]

  

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, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae; altar to l. Є in right field. SMHT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Similar to HERACLEA 76 except for altar at feet to l. instead of eagle with wreath in beek (cf. NICOMEDIA 71a-c and NICOMEDIA 72a-c). Minted after Maximinus' capture of Heraclea to the 1/72 libra weight-standard and now also attested for all three rulers. Coin should be listed before HERACLEA 76.

See also:
HERACLEA [before 76], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [GENIO AVGVSTI, altar], OFFICINA Δ
HERACLEA [before 76], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [GENIO AVGVSTI, altar], OFFICINA Є
HERACLEA [before 76], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [GENIO AVGVSTI, altar]

NOTES

Weight 5.58 g; diameter 22 mm. Coin sold on Savoca Coins 21st Blue Auction (lot 1849) in June 2019 for EUR 180.

Other specimens:

- from Ben Bridgwater's collection; weight 4.90 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on FORVM ANCIENT COINS; weight 5.789 g; diameter 22.6 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2009 for $87.55 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski