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RIC VI, ROMA [after 33], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [3b]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TIVSCAES [CONSTANTIVS CAES] [3b]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-MILITVM [VIRTVS MILITVM]; the four princes sacrificing over tripod before gate in six-turreted enclosure. R in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND - 3b. RIC lists for this issue only obv. legend 3a (p. 353). General note from p. 333: "After the unmarked issue came a small and rare issue marked R, represented in the Sisak hoard by only two coins (both for Diocletian)". Constantius' coin with obv. legend CONSTANTIVS CAESAR is extremely rare - rarity R5. According to footnote 3 on p. 353, "this unique coin is the only one so far recorded for a Caesar in this issue". But note that it could be a misprint in RIC: obv. legend 3a instead of 3b. Note also that this type could be confused with ROMA 42a from officina A. Coin should be listed after ROMA 33.

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 2.88 g. Coin sold on Nomisma auction 41 (lot 195) in May 2010 for EUR 310.

Other specimens:

- specimen offered on Gorny & Mosch auction 25 (lot 2450) in October 2014 (attribution uncertain; letter in exergue could be "A"); weight 3.08 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski