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

  

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. ST 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 P

NOTES

Weight 3.85 g; diameter 24 mm. Sold on Leu Numismatik Webauktion 11 (lot 2007) in February 2020 for CHF 380.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in August 2020 for EUR 265; weight 4.60 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in January 2021 for $120.27; weight 3.20 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski