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RIC VII, HERACLEA [before 126], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, MINTMARK VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir. [E8].

REVERSE

GLOR-IAEXERC-ITVS [GLORIA EXERCITVS]; two soldiers, helmeted, stg. looking at one another, holding spear and resting hand on shield set on ground; between them, two standards. Three horizontally arranged dots near the top of the standards. SMH (or SMN or SMK) in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, MINTMARK VARIETY. Coins from GLORIA EXERCITVS series with three dots over two standards were minted only in Heraclea [HERACLEA 126-128]. However, this specimen has no proper m.m. (SMH + officina letter). It could be an engraver's error but the combination of bust type E8 and short obv. legend CONSTANTINVS AVG (instead of CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG) is not attested for Heraclea. Also, coin could be regarded as an ancient imitation. Coin should be listed before HERACLEA 126.

See also:
HERACLEA [before 126], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Α
HERACLEA [before 126], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Β
HERACLEA [before 126], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Γ
HERACLEA [before 126], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Coin sold on eBay in October 2006 for $51.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski