7-757

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [before 158], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [A4 l.], OFFICINA Β

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC [FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; bust l., head bare, dr., cuir. [A4 l.].

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - A4 l. NICOMEDIA 158 has bust type B4 l. [head laureate instead of head bare] (p. 626). However, in footnote 158 on p. 626 Bruun mentions that "1 coin of off. Δ and S in V [Vienna] appear to have bare-headed obv. busts". Not attested in LRBC. Should be listed before NICOMEDIA 158.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [before 158], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [A4 l.], OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Weight 3.27 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on CNG eAuction 368 (lot 498) in February 2016 for $260.

Other specimens:

- sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 147 (lot 492) in November 2009 for EUR 150; weight 3.00 g [click for picture];

- offered on CGB auction in October 2010 for EUR 225; weight 2.69 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- sold on VAuctions 252 (lot 137) in October 2010 for $60 (ex Beast Coins); weight 3.21 g; diameter 18-20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski