6-2014

RIC VI, TREVERI [before 756], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS MILITVM]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-MILITVM [VIRTVS MILITVM]; four-turreted gateway, with doors thrown open. PTR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen similar to TREVERI 636 except for obv. legend for Constantine as Augustus. RIC lists silver fraction with similar rev. (TREVERI 764) but with longer obv. legend (IMP...) and different m.m. (TR).

Listed in: Georges Gautier, "Les argentei émis à Trèves et à Lyon entre juillet et décembre 307 apr. J.-C. : particularités et énigmes", Revue numismatique 2014, pp. 317-339. Gautier describes this type as: "Donativum de la fin décembre 307, à l’occasion de l’élévation de Constantin à l’augustat et de son mariage avec Fausta" (p. 328).

Coin should be listed before TRVERI 756.

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.26 g. From Gautier's article, p. 331, no. 15αa (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid).

Other specimens:

- from Gautier's article, p. 328, no. 15 and plate 7, no. 15a (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris); weight 3.26 g [click for picture];

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by gb29400 (note two stars and crescent between them over doors); weight 2.97 g; diameter 18.5 mm [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Myriam].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski