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RIC VII, ROME [after 183], CONSTANTINE I, REVERSE VARIETY, BUST D2, OFFICINA P [THREE TURRETS AND OPEN DOORS]

  

OBVERSE

CONST-ANTINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., helmeted, cuir.

REVERSE

VIRTV-SAVGG [VIRTVS AVGG]; open camp gate with three turrets, open doors, arch over doors; varying number of stone layers. P in left field, R in right field. RP in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY. Camp gate with three turrets has no doors [ROME 165-174] or gate closed [ROME 175-183] (p. 315-316). Open doors are attested only for camp gate with four turrets [ROME 190-193] (p. 316-317). Coin should be listed after ROME 183.

WARNING! There are known fake copies of this type! See examples from OMNI. Foro de numismática: Fake Constantine 1, Fake Constantine 2. Another Fake Constantine 3 sold on eBay in April 2017 (2.87 g; 18 mm). Fake Constantine 4 from eBay [Thanks to the collaboration of Paweł Kubiczek].

See also:
ROME [after 183], CONSTANTINE I, REVERSE VARIETY, BUST D2, OFFICINA T [THREE TURRETS AND OPEN DOORS]
ROME [after 183], CONSTANTINE I, REVERSE VARIETY, BUST D6 [THREE TURRETS AND OPEN DOORS]
ROME [after 183], CRISPUS, REVERSE VARIETY [THREE TURRETS AND OPEN DOORS]

NOTES

Weight 3.0 g; diameter 18-20 mm. Coin sold on VCoins (Victor's Imperial Coins) for $300.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski