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RIC VII, NICOMEDIA 12, CONSTANTINE I, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

  

OBVERSE

IMPCFLVALCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONS-ERVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, leaning on sceptre, Victory on globe in r. hand, eagle holding wreath to l. Retrograde Z in right field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

ENGRAVER'S ERROR. Coin similar to NICOMEDIA 12 except for retrograde Z in right field. Note that variant with correct lettering also exists [click for picture]. Probably an engraver's error or an acceptable variation used in Nicomedia at that time.

See also:
NICOMEDIA 13, LICINIUS I, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

NOTES

Diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on eBay in February 2006 for $116.60.

Other specimens:

- offered on Allegro in July 2009; different rev. die [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski