7-054

RIC VII, ANTIOCH [before 24], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA ΑΙ

   

OBVERSE

IMPCONSTAN-TINVSAVG [IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust l., laur., dr., globe, sceptre in l. hand, mappa in r. hand.

REVERSE

IOVICONS-ERVATORIAVGG [IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, leanimg on sceptre, holding Victory on globe. Star in left field, ΑΙ in right field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Licinius I (p. 680). General note about this issue from p. 668: "Constantine is relatively equally represented in all these series. The same reverse was, however, continued in a new and very rare mark , the only obverse of which was the Licinian one. The conclusion that this mark was issued during Civil War I is unavoidable". Also in footnote 24 on p. 680 Bruun claims that "this type was very likely struck during Civil War I in 316 and should, therefore, actually precede the gold issue of 317". The specimen shown here makes this hypothesis quite doubtful. Coin should be listed before ANTIOCH 24.

See also:
ANTIOCH 24, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Α
ANTIOCH 24, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ
ANTIOCH 24, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA ς
ANTIOCH 24, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Η.

NOTES

Weight 3.90 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on eBay in December 2005 for $17.30. Now in Ben Bridgwater's collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski