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RIC VI, THESSALONICA [after 50b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Α

   

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONSE-RVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter stg. facing, head l., chlamys hanging from l. shoulder, r. holding globe, l. leaning on sceptre. Star in wreath in left field, dot over A in right field. •SM•TS• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists very similar issue [THESSALONICA 49-50b], but with no star in wreath. General note about this issue from p. 507: "Officinae are reduced from six to five in an issue which, with sharp lose of weight, shows the wreath which anticipates Liciniu's quinquennalia. The sole type is Iovi Conservatori, again struck in quantity and from all officinae for all three colleagues. Licinius momentarily employs the full (quinquennalian) legend Imp C Val Lic ... P F Aug. Date, c. 312, earlier". Failmezger [RBC, p. 85 and plate 11] lists this variant for Maximinus and assigns him a separate number [202b]. He also suggests that "type with star in wreath may be an allusion to Constantine's victory over Maxentius" [RBC, p. 72, footnote 155]. Note a dot over officina letter. Coin should be listed after THESSALONICA 50b. See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 484, 518, 540-541.

See also:
THESSALONICA [after 50b], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA A
THESSALONICA [after 50b], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Γ
THESSALONICA [after 50b], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Є
THESSALONICA [after 50b], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Α
THESSALONICA [after 50b], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Β
THESSALONICA [after 50b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Β
THESSALONICA [after 50b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 3.55 g. Coin sold on Emporium Hamburg auction 74 (lot 465) in November 2015 for EUR 120.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski