6-081

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

  

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. Β 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 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 A
NICOMEDIA [after 70b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 4.88 g; diameter 22 mm. From FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by Potator II.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in April 2006 for $87; now in the Robert Bernobich Collection; weight 4.5 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski