6-1095

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

  

OBVERSE

FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES [FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES]; head r., rad., with slight drapery visible on left shoulder.

REVERSE

PRINCIPIIVVENTVTIS [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.

NOTES

AV medallion of 2 heavy aurei. Weight 12.83 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1867,0101.879).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski