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RIC VI, ROMA 8a, CONSTANTIUS, REVERSE VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VIRTVS-MILITVM [VIRTVS MILITVM]; camp-gate (its door open) with three forward turrets, two small turrets between them; behind, three small turrets between two turrets. PR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY. RIC describes camp-gate on reverses of ROMA 5a-8b as having three forward turrets (no small turrets between them) and two small turrets between two turrets behind. See examples of:

ROMA 5a (Berlin, no. 18225779, 5.00 g, 19 mm);

ROMA 6a (NAC 46, lot 692, 5.20 g);

ROMA 6b (Berlin, no. 18239418, 5.25 g, 19 mm);

ROMA 7a (ANS, 1944.100.2802, 4.65 g, 18 mm);

ROMA 7b (BM, R.123, 4.78 g);

ROMA 8a (BM, BNK,R.67, 5.80 g);

ROMA 8b (ANS, 1944.100.2802, 4.65 g, 18 mm).

However, this reverse variety should be known to Sutherland because it is shown on example of ROMA 6b from plate 6 in RIC.

See also:
ROMA 5b, MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, REVERSE VARIETY
ROMA 6b, GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, REVERSE VARIETY
ROMA 7b, MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, REVERSE VARIETY

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.47 g. From Numismatica Ars Classica auction 49 (lot 430), October 2008.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski