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RIC VII, SISCIA [before 138], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Є

  

OBVERSE

CONSTA-NTINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., helmeted, cuir.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-EXERCIT [VIRTVS EXERCIT]; standard inscribed VOT/XX; captive std. on ground on either side. In left field chi-rho [probably with no religious connotation]. ЄSIS* in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue only for Licinius I and Licinius II (p. 441). Note that there is probably star in exergue. Coin should be listed before SISCIA 138.

See also:
SISCIA [before 138], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA B

NOTES

Weight 3.50 g; diameter 19 mm. From NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 91318).

Other specimens:

- sold on Roma Numismatics May auction (lot 1636) in May 2013 for GBP 200; weight 2.66 g; diameter 17 mm; obv. legend break T-A [click for picture];

- sold on Dara Antiques Museum E-Auction 2 (lot 1271) in October 2021 for EUR 80; now in Nicola Tammaro's collection; weight 3.39 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by livingwater [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 21659); weight 2.10 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski