7-1127

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

   

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, ς 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 Η
ANTIOCH 24, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA ΑΙ

NOTES

Weight 3.15 g; diameter 19.5 mm. Coin sold on Allegro in March 2011 for c. $35.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski