6-1507

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA [after 68], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCONSTANTIN[VSPFA]VG [IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

HERCVLI-VICTORI [HERCVLI VICTORI]; Hercules stg. r., r. behind back, l. leaning on club covered by lion's skin. Γ in left field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. The reverse of this specimen is similar to NICOMEDIA 68 (which is unlisted in RIC for Constantine but attested in this supplement), while the obverse stylistically resembles THESSALONICA 61b and bears the same obv. legend. Possibly an ancient imitation made by mistake from dies prepared for two different types.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [after 68], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Β
NICOMEDIA [after 68], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ
NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Α
NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Β
NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ
NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Weight 3.92 g; diameter 23 mm. From eBay, December 2015.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski