7-2304

RIC VII, SISCIA 134, CONSTANTINE I, [CONFIRMATION]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VIRTVS-EXERCIT [VIRTVS EXERCIT]; standard inscribed VOT/XX; captive std. on ground on either side. ΓSIS* in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CONFIRMATION]. RIC cites three unique examples of SISCIA 134-136 after NaH [Nagytétény Hoard] but Bruun mentions that "these m.ms. of NaH are conceivably misreadings" (footnote 134-6 on p. 441) and doubts if m.m. ASIS* is genuine (footnote 136-7 on p. 441). On the other hand, SISCIA 137 with clear m.m. ASIS* is confirmed in Bikić-Do Hoard (p. 77, no. 751 and picture shown on plate XVII). However, there is another possibility. Coins with this type of rev. and m.m. ASIS* may in fact belong to the earlier issue with m.m. S|F/ASIS* [SISCIA 109-118] and should be regarded as examples of engraver's error (letters S|F accidentally omitted).

NOTES

From NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 11878).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski