6-079

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

  

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. Γ 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 B

NOTES

From Ben Bridgwater's collection.

Other specimens:

- from Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by Nikko; weight 5.0 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in September 2012 for $65; weight 4.0 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2008 for $9.99; weight 3.88 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski