6-1332

RIC VI, ROMA [before 1], CONSTANTIUS & GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [PRINCIPVM IVVENTVTIS]

  

OBVERSE

DDNNCONSTANTIOETMAXIMIANONOBBCAESS [D D N N CONSTANTIO ET MAXIMIANO NOBB CAESS]; confronted busts of Constantius and Galerius, in consular robes; Constantius holds Victory on globe; Galerius holds eagle-tipped sceptre.

REVERSE

PRINCIPVMIVV-ENTVTIS [PRINCIPVM IVVENTVTIS]; two princes sacrificing over altar; behind, two military standards. 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 10 aurei. Weight 54.31 g; diameter 38 mm. From Arras Hoard. Now in the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.63131).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski