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RIC VI, THESSALONICA 50b, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA SIGMA

  

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. Wreath in left field, ς in right field. •SM•TS• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - ς. Officina ς is not attested for this issue. 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 Licinius' 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". Apparently, officinae were reduced to five not until the next issue.

NOTES

Weight 5.26 g; diameter 25 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics E-sale 5 (lot 875) in February 2014 for GBP 60.

Other specimens:

- from the Harvard Art Museums (no. 1942.176.460); weight 4.07 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski