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RIC VI, TICINUM 124a, CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY

  

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 is correct: "Mars stg. facing". However, it is unclear what Sutherland meant by "stg. facing", because he sometimes uses this phrase when "stg. r." would be more accurate (cf. LONDINIUM 279-287; OSTIA 83-92b). Note that while describing a similar reverse with Sol [TICINUM 133], he used another phrase: "stg. facing, head facing" and treated this variety as a separate issue.

NOTES

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

Other specimens:

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

- specimen 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];

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


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski