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RIC VI, NICOMEDIA 24, CONSTANTIUS, REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-VSCAESAR [CONSTANTIVS CAESAR]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAAVGG [PROVIDENTIA AVGG]; four-turreted camp-gate, open, with doors thrown back; star above gate, no eagles on turrets. SMNΓ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY. Specimen similar to NICOMEDIA 24 except for PROVIDENTIA in rev. legend instead of PROVIDENTIAE. Possibly an engraver's error.

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.36 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on Rauch auction 105, session II (lot 530) in November 2017 for EUR 850; sold on Leu Numismatik auction 2 (lot 321) in May 2018 for CHF 750; sold on Leu Numismatik auction 4 (lot 739) in May 2019 for CHF 800.

Other specimens:

- sold on Agora Auctions sale 37 (lot 223) in July 2015 for $120; from the same dies; weight 2.50 g; diameter 20.8 mm [click for picture];

- from Münz Zentrum Rheinland auction 179, session 1 (lot 542), January 2017; weight 3.15 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski