7-836

RIC VII, SISCIA [after 139], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED MINTMARK

  

OBVERSE

CONSTA-N-TINVSAVG [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]. ASIS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED MINTMARK. RIC lists similar issue [SISCIA 138-139] with star in m.m. (p. 441). Note that if star is obliterated or was accidentally omitted by engraver, the coin is still unlisted, because SISCIA 138-139 is attested only for Licinius I and Licinius II. Should be listed after SISCIA 139.

NOTES

From FORVM ANCIENT COINS; Ben Bridgwater's collection.

Other specimens:

- submitted by NGS [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski