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 GENIO AVGVSTI with eagle only for Maximinus [HERACLEA 76] 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, OFFICINA A
HERACLEA [before 76], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Є
HERACLEA 76, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA A

NOTES

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


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski