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RIC VI, HERACLEA 67, CONSTANTINE, OFFICINA B [CONFIRMATION]

  

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. HTB in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

OFFICINA B [CONFIRMATION] . RIC lists officina B after Voetter with annotation: "But with wrong obv. legend and wrong Cohen reference: probably to be rejected as the result of confusion" (footnote 4 on p. 540). See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 540.

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

See also:
HERACLEA 67, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA A
HERACLEA 67, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ
HERACLEA 67, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Weight 5.72 g; diameter 23 mm. Sold on Roma Numismatics E-SALE 80 (lot 1656) in February 2021 for GBP 80.

Other specimens:

- from eBay, May 2020; weight 4.62 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- from Agora Auctions sale 20 (lot 114), November 2014; weight 5.74 g; diameter 23.2 mm [click for picture];

- from MA-Shops (Romae Aeternae Numismatics); weight 4.70 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by slokind; diameter 24 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay [click for picture];

- from: Dr. Wendelin Kellner, "Ungewöhnliche und irreguläre Römermünzen. 16. Teil: Constantinische Zeit (I)", Money Trend 2011, no. 6, p. 191, no. 4; weight 4.88 g; diameter 24.8-27.1 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in February 2013 for $45 (officina letter uncertain) [click for picture];


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski