7-3387

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA 154, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA B

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r. with plain diadem decorated with pearls.

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAEAVGG [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG]; camp gate, two turrets, no doors, star above, varying number of stone layers. SMNB in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - B. Diadem is significantly different from threefold pearl diadem on NICOMEDIA 153 and from rosette-diadem with small end-rosette on NICOMEDIA 155. Therefore, it should be regarded as plain diadem decorated with pearls attested for NICOMEDIA 154. However, RIC lists for this type only officinae A, Є and S.

NOTES

Weight 3.20 g; diameter 18.1 mm. Coin sold on Zeus Numismatics Web Auction 23 (lot 915) in March 2022 for EUR 22.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski