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RIC VI, THESSALONICA [after 42], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Δ

   

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOA-VGVSTI [GENIO AVGVSTI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae. Star in left field, Δ in right field. •SM•TS• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue only for Galerius Maximian, Licinius and Maximinus (p. 516). General note from p. 506: "In the period beginning with Maximinus' elevation as Augustus and ending with Galerius' death [...] aes continued to be struck, an was remarkable in that it did not (to judge from the coins now know) include any emissions for Constantine, who at Heraclea [...] appears with Maximinus as a new promoted Augustus. Future finds may perhaps correct the seeming anomaly". Apparently, here we have exactly the correction mentioned by Sutherland - minted for Constantine as Augustus. Coin should be listed after THESSALONICA 42.

See also:
THESSALONICA [after 42], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 5.7 g; diameter 23-24 mm. Coin sold on eBay in October 2010 for $106.85.

Other specimens:

- from author's collection; weight 6.56 g; diameter 22.55-26.15 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski