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RIC VI, TICINUM [before 115], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE [MARTI CONSERVATORI], BUST TYPE C

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

MARTICONSERVATORI [MARTI CONSERVATORI]; Bust of Mars r., helmeted and cuirassed.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists similar unmarked issue only for Treveri [TREVERI 877-885] (p. 227). See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 227. Note that the attribution may be disputable as the distinction between Ticinum and Aquileia is not unambiguous. Coin should be listed in RIC before TICINUM 115.

See also:
TICINUM [before 115], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE [MARTI CONSERVATORI], BUST TYPE B

NOTES

From Brent Upchurch's collection.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG auction 84 (lot 1510) in May 2010 for $450; now in the Robert Bernobich Collection; weight 4.46 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Paul-Francis Jacquier auction 40 (lot 508) in October 2015 for EUR 450; weight 3.29 g [click for picture];

- from Paul-Francis Jacquier auction 40 (lot 509), September 2013 (note crude engraving, apparently an ancient imitation); weight 3.36 g [click for picture].

- from Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by Nikko (possibly an ancient imitation) [click for picture];

- from eBay (could be an ancient imitation) [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Genio popvli romani];

- sold on CNG eAuction 403 (lot 621) in August 2017 for $75; weight 4.34 g; diameter 21.5 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Roma Numismatics E-Sale 42 (lot 919) in January 2018 for GBP 70 (extensively tooled!; could be regarded as an ancient or a modern forgery); weight 3.86 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Savoca Numismatik 17th blue auction, session II (lot 1921) in March 2019 for EUR 46 (tooled; could be regarded as an ancient or a modern forgery); weight 3.39 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Savoca Numismatik 16th blue auction, session II (lot 1712) in February 2019 for EUR 20 (tooled; could be regarded as an ancient or a modern forgery); weight 3.62 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski