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RIC VII, CYZICUS 28, HELENA, BUST VARIETY

   

OBVERSE

FLHELENA-AVGVSTA [FL HELENA AVGVSTA]; head r., diademed, on facing bust in embroidered mantle, with necklace.

REVERSE

SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICAE [SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE]; Securitas stg. l., lowering branch, raising robe with l. hand (see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 750). SMKЄ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

BUST VARIETY. Specimen similar to CYZICUS 28 except for the bust type which resembles one from Galeria Valeria coins: head turned right on facing bust in embroidered robes or mantle (cf. RIC VI SISCIA 211). In footnote 28 on p. 647 Bruun mentions example from officina Є "with richly decorated imperial mantle". Probably the same type as shown here.

NOTES

Coin sold on eBay in December 2013 for $49.99.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski