7-1491

RIC VII, ARLES 188, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA T

  

OBVERSE

[IM]PCONSTANTINVSAVG [IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., laur. helmet, cuir.

REVERSE

VICTORIAELAETAEPRINCPERP [VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP]; two Victories facing one another, holding on column shield inscribed VOT/PR. Decorated altar. T star over crescent A in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - T. RIC lists only officina P (p. 254). Pattern for this issue shows only altar design with rhomb and dots, but according to the footnote 188 on p. 254, there are also other altar designes.

NOTES

Weight 2.69 g; diameter 17-19 mm. Coin sold on VCoins (Victor's Imperial Coins) for $40.

Other specimens:

- from Bikić-Do Hoard (p. 42 and Plate VII, no. 8); weight 2.42 g [click for picture];

- from Tomasz Speier's collection; weight 2.95 g; diameter 17.8-18.2 mm [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 11443); sold on eBay in May 2012 for EUR 25.55; weight 3.0 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of David Berthod];

- from Beast Coins; weight 3.51 g; diameter 18-19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski