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RIC VI, ROMA [before 1], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [PRINCIPI IVVENTVT]

  

OBVERSE

DNCONSTA-NTIONOBC [D N CONSTANTIO NOB C]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

PRINCIPIIVVENTVT [PRINCIPI IVVENTVT]; Prince stg. r. in military dress, r. holding transverse spear, l. globe. PROM in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. The mark PROM was already known to Cohen (cf. Cohen, vol. VI, p. 517, no. 254) and to Voetter (cf. Sammlung Bachofen von Echt, Wien 1903, p. 133, no. 2329). Also Percy H. Webb - the author of RIC V - mentioned that "the exergual mark PR is common on aurei of the new style before and after the Reform. PROM appears after that event" (RIC vol. V, part II, p. 214). Unfortunately, entire AV series with PROM m.m. was omitted in RIC VI, in error.

Depeyrot 9/8. Obv. legend not attested in RIC V/2, but appears in RIC VI (ROMA 13 and 25; see also p. 332-333), so we may presume that this issue probably also belongs there. Coin should be listed before ROMA 1.

See also:
ROMA [before 1], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [PRINCIPI IVVENTVT]

NOTES

Lighter aureus. Weight 5.26 g. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 159 (lot 472) in October 2007 for EUR 5,000; sold on The New York Sale 32 (lot 51) in January 2014 for $12,000.

Other specimens:

- specimen from Bellinger, A. R., Bruun, P., Kent, J. P. C., Sutherland, C. H. V., "Late Roman Gold and Silver Coins at Dumbarton Oaks: Diocletian to Eugenius", Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Vol. 18 (1964), p. 170-171, no. 21; weight 4.656 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski