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RIC VII, CYZICUS 56, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA A

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r. with rosette-diadem.

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAEAVGG [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG]; camp gate, two turrets, no doors, star above, varying number of stone layers. SMKΑ• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Α. RIC lists for this type only officina Γ (p. 652). Description of diadem could be disputable. The main part looks like a plain ladder-shaped diadem type (i) sub-type (b), but there is also a large end-rosette which is characteristic for rosette-diadem type (iii) (see p. 660). However, this coin still could be regarded as CYZICUS 55. See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 652.

See also examples of CYZICUS 55, OFFICINA Α [diadem (i) (b)], CYZICUS 55, OFFICINA Α [diadem (ii) (b)], CYZICUS 55, OFFICINA Β [diadem (i) (c)], CYZICUS 55, OFFICINA Γ [diadem (ii) (b)], CYZICUS 55, OFFICINA Δ [ANS 1944.100.8951; diadem (i) (c)], CYZICUS 55, OFFICINA Є [diadem (ii) (b)] and CYZICUS 55, OFFICINA S [diadem (ii) (b)].

See also:
CYZICUS 56, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ
CYZICUS 56, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Weight 2.41 g; diameter 19.5 mm. Coin sold on eBay in September 2008 for $107.50.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in November 2010 for $30.27; 2.64 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.8959); 2.64 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski