6-036

RIC VI, ROMA [before 359], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE

  

OBVERSE

FLVALC[O]NSTANTINVSAVG [FL VAL CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., rad., cuir.

REVERSE

VIRTEXE-RCITGALL [VIRT EXERCIT GALL]; Virtus stg. l., looking r., r. leaning on reversed spear, l. holding parazonium; in field to l. and r., X VI. RS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE. RIC lists for this issue only two bust types: both turned right, radiate, draped and cuirassed; one of them seen from rear (p. 391). General note about this issue from p. 348-9: "The rare Victoria Auggg is for Constantine alone. So, too, are the halves, Paci Perpet-XII and Virt Exercit Gall-XVI; both were produced at all four officinae [...]. The latter type had already appeared on the gold of Trier c. 310 and after, and it now commemorated the happy outcome of what had been an unbroken impetus: the occasion is less one for rejoicing in victory than for rejoicing in the liberation of Rome by the loyalty of the army of Gaul. The whole issue, in which the four officinae seem to be fairly evenly used throughout, falls late in 312 and early 313". See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 391. Coin should be listed after ROMA 359.

NOTES

Weight 3.13 g; diameter 18-20 mm. From the J.G. Kiss Collection.

Other specimens:

- from Keith Metzer's collection [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski