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

  

OBVERSE

DNCONSTA-NTIOCAES [D N CONSTANTIO CAES]; head r., rad., with slight drapery visible on l. shoulder.

REVERSE

PRINCIPIIVVEN-TVTIS [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]; 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.

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

Lighter aureus. Weight 5.37 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. R.130).

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on Auctiones eAuction 27 (lot 57) in June 2014 for CHF 1,100; sold on eBay in July 2014 for $1,775; weight 5.446 g; diameter 17.33 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18225705); weight 5.62 g; diameter 18 mm; [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski