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RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [after 157], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [E7], OFFICINA S

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r. with plain diadem, dr., cuir. [E7].

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - E7. RIC lists only bust type B4 [laurel wreath instead of plain diadem] (p. 626). However, in footnote 157 on p. 626 Bruun mentions that NaH [Nagytétény Hoard published by A. Alfôldi] has 10 specimens attributed as bust E8 [rosette-diadem], but claims that it is "clearly a slip for B4". Could it be a slip for E7?

Note that specimens with bust B4 also exist. See examples of NICOMEDIA 157, OFFICINA Α, NICOMEDIA 157, OFFICINA Γ, NICOMEDIA 157, OFFICINA Є and NICOMEDIA 157, OFFICINA S.

Note also that it is sometimes difficult to distinguish plain diadem from twofold wreath of unusual shape (see example of NICOMEDIA 157, PROBABLY BUST B4). Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 157.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [after 157], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [E7], OFFICINA Α
NICOMEDIA [after 157], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [E7], OFFICINA Δ
NICOMEDIA [after 157], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [E7], OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Weight 3.20 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on eBay in June 2018 for GBP 31.66.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in April 2016 for GBP 12.50; weight 2.75 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on VAuctions auction 252 (lot 128) in September 2010 for $36; ex Beast Coins; weight 3.09 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski