6-071

RIC VI, SISCIA [after 94], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VI-RTVSAVGG [VIRTVS AVGG]; prince galloping r., spearing fallen enemy. *SIS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Sutherland mentions similar silver issue in Note on p. 462: "Prof. A. Alföldi has communicated the rubbing of a silver half-unit (1.79 gm.) at Budapest with obv. Constan-tius C, laur., cuir., to r., and rev. Virtu-s Augg, prince galloping r. over one fallen enemy and spearing a second, shield in exergue (cf. C. 292 (Tanini)): he was inclined to attribute this to Siscia. No parallels have been recorded". Listed in King (p. 424, no. 12; this coin). Should be listed in RIC with other fractions after SISCIA 94.

NOTES

Æ fraction. Weight 2.15 g; diameter 15.33 mm. Coin sold on CNG Mail Bid Sale 58 (lot 1348) in September 2001 for $325; ex Victor Failmezger Collection (no. 21 in RBC). From Ancient Imports.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski