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RIC VI, SERDICA 11a, CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Β

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TIVSAVG [CONSTANTIVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-MILITVM [VIRTVS MILITVM]; Three-turreted campgate, open, without doors. •SM•SDΒ• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Β. RIC lists only officina A (p. 494; rarity R4). General note about this issue from p. 487-8: "Rare coins (with SM) are known for the Augusti only, with officinae Α, Β, Γ and Є evidenced: their type is a continuation of that of Group I, and the weight remains at c. 3.3 gm".

Not listed in Gautier - Serdica.

See also:
SERDICA 11a, CONSTANTIUS, OFFICINA Α [CONFIRMATION]
SERDICA 11a, CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ
SERDICA 11a, CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ
SERDICA 11a, CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.52 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics Auction VIII (lot 1089) in September 2014 for GBP 800; sold on Bertolami Fine Arts auction 15 (lot 783) in April 2015 for EUR 2,500; sold on St. James's Auctions 36 (lot 34) in April 2016 for GBP 500.

Other specimens:

- from Heritage Auctions 3019 (lot 23441), April 2012; weight 3.39 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Triton XIV (lot 822) in January 2011 for $950; from CNG Coinshop (no. 887665), sold for $1,450; weight 3.16 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski