6-993

RIC VI, HERACLEA 67, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA A

  

OBVERSE

IMPCFLVALCONSTANTINOPFINVAVG [IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINO P F INV AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONS-ERVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter stg. facing, head l., chlamys hanging from l. shoulder, r. holding globe, l. leaning on sceptre. Wreath in left field. HTΑ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Α. RIC lists for this type only officina Β (p. 540); but see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 540. General note from p. 527: "Iovi Conservatori continues as the sole type: it occurs commonly for Licinius and Maximinus, rarely for Constantine. Both juniors still have the longer P F Inv Aug legend. The wreath, as at Thessalonica [...], anticipates Licinius' quinquennalia of 313. Date, 312".

Warning! Possibly a cast forgery of this type exists (see example from eBay).

See also:
HERACLEA 67, CONSTANTINE, OFFICINA Β [CONFIRMATION]
HERACLEA 67, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ
HERACLEA 67, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Weight 5.45 g; diameter 23 mm. From eBay, November 2017.

Other specimens:

- from Heritage Auctions (lot 22970), January 2009; weight 3.77 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in January 2011 for $70.06; now in Tomasz Speier's collection; weight 4.30 g; diameter 22.6-23.8 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2011 for $30.30; weight 6.0 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier];

- sold on eBay in October 2012 for $19.99; now in the Zenon M. Collection; weight 3.95 g; diameter 22.5-23.5 mm [click for picture];

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; weight 5.532 g; diameter 24.3 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski