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

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

PRINCIPIIVV-ENTVTIS [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]; Prince stg. l. in military dress, r. holding standard, l. leaning on sceptre. 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 9/12. Obv. legend not attested in RIC V/2, but appears in RIC VI (ROMA 13 and 25; see also p. 332-333). Coin should be listed before ROMA 1.

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

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.74 g. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 51 (lot 412) in March 2009 for CHF 14,000.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 49 (lot 437) in October 2008 for CHF 4,000; weight 5.37 g; the same dies [click for picture];

- specimen from Numismatica Ars Classica auction 10 (lot 693) in April 1997; weight 5.74 g; the same dies [click for picture];

- specimen from: Costadin Kisiov, Ilya Prokopov, Constantin Dotchev, Numismatic Riches of Archeological Museum - Plovdiv, Sofia 1998, p. 48, no. 200; weight 5.25 g; diameter 19 mm; the same dies [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski