6-080

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA [after 70b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Α

  

OBVERSE

IMPCFLVALCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVTIE-XERCITVS [VIRTVTI EXERCITVS]; Virtus [actually Mars] advancing r. in military dress, r. holding transverse spear, l. shield and trophy over shoulder. Α in right field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Licinius and Maximinus (p. 566). General note about this issue from p. 551: "Iovi Conservatori and Virtuti Exercitus both appear for Licinius and Maximinus, emissions for the former being the more scarce: coinage for Constantine is extremely rare. [...] Date, c. 311". Coin should be listed in RIC after NICOMEDIA 70b.

See also:
NICOMEDIA 70a, LICINIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Α
NICOMEDIA 70a, LICINIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ
NICOMEDIA [after 70b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA B
NICOMEDIA [after 70b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 5.06 g; diameter 24 mm. Coin sold on eBay in March 2018 for EUR 101.51.

Other specimens:

- from Glenn Simonelli's collection; weight 4.7 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- sold on VCoins (Victor's Imperial Coins) for $200; weight 4.70 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture].

- sold on eBay in February 2006 for $62; weight 4.0 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture].

- from Mariusz Graczyk's collection; weight 4.11 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2008 for $125.05. Ex Victor Clark Collection; weight 4.4 g; diameter 22-23 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski