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RIC VI, ROMA 87a, CONSTANTIUS, MINTMARK VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBC [FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; bust r., rad., dr., with or without cuir.

REVERSE

VOT/XX in two lines in wreath.

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MINTMARK VARIETY. Specimen similar to ROMA 87a except for absence of officina letter. See footnote 2 on p. 359: "These common coins have been studied and recorded with insufficient care. It appears that there were examples (of which Vienna contains a number) without any officina-letter—a separate issue, or result of error in engraving ?". Judging from quantity, "separate issue" is probably a better guess.

NOTES

Fraction. Weight 2.64 g; diameter 19.9-21.7 mm. From Tomasz Speier's collection.

Other specimens:

- from VCoins (Romae Aeternae Numismatics); weight 2.76 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in August 2013 for $19; weight 3.29 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Mariusz Graczyk];

- from the Philippe Gysen Collection; weight 3.26 g [click for picture];

- from Victor Failmezger's collection (no. 37 in RBC); photo by Doug Smith; weight 3.40 g; diameter 20.79 mm [click for picture];

- from: Dr. Wendelin Kellner, "Ungewöhnliche und irreguläre Römermünzen. 15. Teil: Tacitus - Maxentius", Money Trend 2011, no. 3, p. 202, no. 22; weight 2.87 g; diameter 19.2-21.2 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, March 2012 [click for picture];

- from the Charles Geddes Collection; weight 2.90 g; diameter 18.9-19.9 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski