6-077

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA 69c, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

IOVICONS-ERVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys hanging behind, r. holding Victory on globe, l. leaning on sceptre. Γ in right field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ. RIC lists only officina B (p. 566), but probably in error and officina Γ could be the only one attested so far. 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". See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 566.

NOTES

Weight 5.47 g; diameter 21-22 mm. From Beast Coins.

Other specimens:

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. B.4718); weight 7.28 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski