6-022

RIC VI, SISCIA [before 61], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TIVSNOBC [CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-MILITVM [VIRTVS MILITVM]; the four princes sacrificing over tripod before archway in six-turreted enclosure. *SIS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Diocletian, Maximian Herculius and Galerius Maximian (p. 461). General note about this issue from p. 442-3: "Once again Constantius is absent from the Sisak hoard (though known elswhere) [...]. The basic type is unchanged - the four princes at sacrifice, as before; Virtus Militum and Victoria Augg, variously broken [...]. The issue, even when allowance is made for the fact that it is the latest in the Sisak hoard (23 coins), seems on other grounds to have been of limited size. Date, c. 295". Coin should be listed before SISCIA 61.

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.00 g; diameter 18 mm. Coin sold on Numismatik Naumann auction 66 (lot 633) in June 2018 for EUR 425.

Other specimens:

- offered on Numismatik Lanz auction 123 (lot 867) in May 2005; offered on Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 13 (lot 570) in August 2006; weight 2.59 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].

- sold on CNG auction 93 (lot 1242) in May 2013 for $575; weight 3.02 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- from Numismatik Lanz auction 159 (lot 590) in December 2014; weight 3.01 g [click for picture];

- sold on Emporium Hamburg Alpha Auction No. 1 (lot 469) in December 2018 for EUR 150; weight 2.41 g [click for picture];

- sold on Freeman & Sear auction in November 2004 for $1,210; weight 3.52 g [click for picture];

- sold on Rauch Mail Bid Sale 10 (lot 784) in March 2006 for EUR 520; weight 2.93 g [click for picture];

- sold on Rauch Mail Bid Sale 8 (lot 580) in October 2004 for EUR 160; weight 3.30 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski