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RIC VII, NICOMEDIA 129/131, HELENA, HYBRID [FORGERY]

  

OBVERSE

FLHELENA-AVGVSTA [FL HELENA AVGVSTA]; bust r., diademed, mantled, with necklace [NICOMEDIA 129].

REVERSE

SPESREI-PVBLICAE [SPES REIPVBLICAE]; Empress stg. to front, looking l., head veiled; two children in her arms. MNΑ in exergue [NICOMEDIA 131].

NOT IN RIC

HYBRID. Obverse NICOMEDIA 129 with reverse NICOMEDIA 131. But note that this coin belongs to the group of highly deceptive forgeries. See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 690.

NOTES

Weight 3.30 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on eBay (Numismatik Lanz) in November 2011 for EUR 77.89.

Other specimens:

- sold on Savoca Numismatik 16th blue auction, session II (lot 1825) in February 2019 for EUR 110; weight 3.28 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski