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RIC VI, TICINUM 124a, CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA P

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

MARTICON-SERVATORI [MARTI CONSERVATORI]; Mars stg. facing (or slightly r.), head facing, in military dress, leaning r. on reversed spear, l. on shield. PT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY. Specimen similar to TICINUM 124a except for Mars stg. facing, head facing instead of Mars stg. r. At first glance, the description in RIC seems to be correct: "Mars stg. facing". However, it is unclear what Sutherland means by "stg. facing", because he sometimes uses this phrase when "stg. r." would be more accurate (cf. LONDINIUM 279-287; OSTIA 83-92b). Note also description of similar reverse with Sol [TICINUM 133], where he uses another phrase: "stg. facing, head facing" and lists this variety as a separate issue.

See also:
TICINUM 124a, CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA S

NOTES

Weight 4.53 g. Coin sold on Münzen & Medaillen auction 45 (lot 104) in June 2017 for EUR 190.

Other specimens:

- sold on VCoins (Gert Boersema Ancient Coins) for EUR 150 [lot of 2 coins]; weight 4.55 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CNG eAuction 122 (lot 384) in September 2005 for $79; weight 4.11 g; diameter 25 mm [click for picture];

- from Gorny & Mosch auction 200 (lot 2846), October 2011; heavily tooled (letters in exergue illegible) and attributed to Aquileia; weight 3.89 g [click for picture];

- from the Robert Bernobich Collection; weight 4.70 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski