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RIC VI, ROMA [after 364], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B], REVERSE VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., seen from rear [B].

REVERSE

MARTICON-SERVATORI [MARTI CONSERVATORI]; Mars stg. l., looking r., r. leaning on reversed spear or sceptre, l. on shield. Star in left field. RS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B. Not attested for obv. legend 1a (p. 391). General note from p. 349: "Marti Conservatori from P and S [...] the coins are scarce. The issue, which was comparatively small, falls in the first half of 313". Note that bust type is unclear and it could be ROMA 367 unlisted for officina (see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, BUST TYPES SEEN FROM REAR). Note also rev. variety: Mars is stg. left instead of right. See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 391. Coin should be listed after ROMA 364.

NOTES

Weight 4.0 g; diameter 22-24 mm. From Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by Victor.

Other specimens:

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by Varangian; weight 4.90 g; diameter 21.9 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski