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

   

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, Γ 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 expected by Sutherland - coin minted for Constantine as Augustus. Should be listed after THESSALONICA 42.

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

NOTES

Weight 5.95 g; diameter 23.38-24.60 mm. From author's collection.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in May 2008 for EUR 34.50; weight 7.13 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in January 2003 for $12 [click for picture];

- from the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf Collection (inventory no. roth12577); weight 5.39 g; diameter 24.85 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski