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RIC VI, ROMA [after 354], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGGG], BUST TYPE B5

  

OBVERSE

IMPCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

VIRT-VS-A-VGGG [VIRTVS AVGGG]; prince with shield on l. arm, galloping r. over two fallen foemen, striking downwards with his spear. RP in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Probably minted shortly after Constantine's victory over Maxentius. Known only for Maximinus and Constantine, but three "G" in AVGGG suggests all three Augusti, so Licinius' coin is also expected. For further information, see: Meixner, I., "Nepoznati follis Konstantina Velikog" [Unknown follis of Constantine the Great], Numizmatičke vijesti, vol. VI/13, 1959, p. 3-4; Meixner, I., "Neki kovovi iz nalaza kod Stoca koje ne poznaje najnovija radnja Sutherlanda »Roman Imperial Coinage«, VI sv. 1967. godine" [Some coins from Stoca hoard which are unlisted in the latest Sutherland's work "Roman Imperial Coinage" vol. VI, 1967], Numizmatičke vijesti, vol. XVI/27, 1969, p. 16-18 and plate V. Note that all three specimens probably share the same reverse die. Coin should be listed after ROMA 354.

See also:
ROMA [after 354], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE, BUST TYPE D2.
ROMA [after 354], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE.

NOTES

Weight 4.15 g; diameter 23 mm. From Stoca hoard [Meixner's first article quoted above, p. 3].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski