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RIC VI, TICINUM [before 128], CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA S

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

SOLIINVI-C-TOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol stg. l., chlamys over l. shoulder and hanging behind, r. raised, l. holding up globe. ST in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY. According to description in RIC, Sol has "chlamys over l. shoulder". Actually two issues are mixed here: (a) with Sol stg. l. with chlamys over l. shoulder and hanging behind and (b) with Sol stg. l. with chlamys draped over l. shoulder only. The former issue is mentioned in RIC VII in footnotes 3 and 4 on p. 360. See: CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 298. General note from p. 278: "The rest of aes is devoted to four varieties of Soli Invicto Comiti, with coins ranging from rare to common. Constantine claims seven varieties in all, Maximinus four, and Licinius two". Coin should be listed before TICINUM 128.

See also:
TICINUM [before 128], CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA P
TICINUM [before 128], CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA T

NOTES

Weight 2.86 g; diameter 20.8mm. From the Digital Coin Cabinet of Universitšt Passau (SP 16).

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in March 2009 for $12.50; 3.80 g [click for picture].

- sold on Obolos Webauction 11 (lot 692; 5 coins) in December 2018 for CHF 60 (officina letter uncertain) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski