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RIC VI, NICOMEDIA 74c, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

GENIOA-V-GVSTI [GENIO AVGVSTI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae; to l. altar. Star over Δ in right field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Δ. RIC lists for this type only officina Α, Β and ς (p. 567). General note about this issue from p. 551: "Genio Augusti is again shared between the three colleagues, though Constantine is rare [...] Date, c. 312 (later)".

See also:
NICOMEDIA 74c, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є
NICOMEDIA 74c, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA Ζ

NOTES

Weight 5.58 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on Savoca Numismatik 12th blue auction, session II (lot 1869) in November 2018 for EUR 28.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in January 2006 for $45.15; diameter 21.8 mm [click for picture];

- from the Rafael Alcover Robles Collection; weight 6.22 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- from: Jules Maurice, "Classification Chronologique des Émissions Monétaires de l'Atelier de Nicomédie pendant la Période Constantinienne", Numismatic Chronicle Fourth Series, vol. III, 1903, pl. VI, no. 8 (incorrect description on p. 231) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski