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RIC VII, ROME 164, CONSTANTINE II, REVERSE VARIETY, UNLISTED OFFICINA Q

  

OBVERSE

CONSTA[N]TINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust l., laur., dr., Victory on globe in r. hand, mappa in l. hand.

REVERSE

SAECVLI[F]-ELICITAS [SAECVLI FELICITAS]; wreath with AVG on cippus, decorated with garland. P in left field, R in right field. RQ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA Q. Coin similar to ROME 164 (Obolos webauction 20, lot 1267, 2.87 g, 20 mm) except for wreath on cippus instead of shield (p. 315). See footnote to ROME 158 on p. 315: "Two rev. varieties: (a) not shield but wreath on cippus, streaming wreath ties, garland on face of altar, and (b) cippus on square base, face decorated but no garland, shield on cippus". Note that also officina Q is not attested in RIC for ROME 164.

See also:
ROME 164, CONSTANTINE II, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA T

NOTES

Weight 2.90 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Pecunem auction 14 (lot 882) in March 2014 for EUR 550.

Other specimens:

- sold on Leu Numismatik Web Auction 17 (lot 2991) in August 2021 for CHF 550; weight 3.13 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 115 (lot 1810) in March 2002 for EUR 320; weight 3.45 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in December 2020 for EUR 196; weight 3.08 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski