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

  

OBVERSE

DNCONSTA-NTIOCAES [D N CONSTANTIO CAES]; 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.

Listed in Cohen, vol. VII, p. 80, no. 233. Depeyrot 9/13. 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

Lighter aureus. Weight 5.07 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin offered on Münzen & Medaillen auction 92 (lot 282) in November 2002; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 80 (lot 240) in October 2014 for CHF 28,000.

Other specimens:

- specimen offered on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 27 (lot 506) in May 2004; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 40 (lot 846) in May 2007 for CHF 8,500; weight 5.07 g; diameter 19 mm; rev. legend breaks I-PIIV-V [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Ira & Larry Goldberg auction 72 (lot 4211) in February 2013 for $23,000; weight 5.8 g [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Roma Numismatics auction V (lot 880) in March 2013 for GBP 5,000; weight 5.32 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.38309); weight 5.37 g; diameter 17.5 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski