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RIC VII, THESSALONICA [after 154], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSMAXAVG [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir.

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAEAVGG [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG]; camp gate, two turrets, no doors, star above; varying number of stone layers. Dot in right field. SMTSΓ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. RIC lists for this issue only short obv. legend: CONSTANTINVS AVG (p. 518). However, Bruun mentions in footnote 154 on p. 518 that: "NaH [Nagytétény Hoard] records a CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG (E8), m.m. SMTSA: if correctly given this coin points to the transition from the |A/SMTSA mark [misprint in RIC, should be |A/SMTS] of Providentiae to the SMTSA mark of Gloria exercitus". Coin should be listed after THESSALONICA 154.

See also:
THESSALONICA [after 154], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Weight 3.30 g; diameter 19.98 mm. From murbon's collection.

Other specimens:

- from Wildwinds (contributed by Dane Kurth) [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 40077) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski