6-062

RIC VI, HERACLEA [after 76], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

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; eagle with wreath in beak at feet to l. Γ in right field. SMHT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists issue HERACLEA 76 only for Maximinus and assumes that it was minted after his capture of Heraclea. General note from p. 528: "This issue falls into two sections, before and after Maximinus' capture of Heraclea. [...] In the second, Maximinus is seen to have introduced his own range of types, from which both Licinius and Constantine are excluded: Genio Augusti (scarce), Herculi Victori and Soli Invicto (both rare). Date, 313".

However, in the footnote 3 on p. 542 Sutherland writes: "VG. [O. Voetter's Gerin Catalogue] Constantine 12 records this type with Constantine's obv. 3c [IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]. It is not in Vienna and must be regarded as very doubtful". This type [Voetter, p. 117, no. 12; only officina Є attested] is now confirmed by specimen shown here. Coin should be listed after HERACLEA 76.

See also:
HERACLEA [before 76], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER
HERACLEA 76, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Α

NOTES

Weight 4.10 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on eBay in January 2007 for $42.89.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski