7-072

RIC VII, THESSALONICA [before 72], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOTA ORBIS ET VRBIS SEN ET P R]

   

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBCAESAR [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAESAR]; bust l., rad., dr., cuir., Victory on globe in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand.

REVERSE

VOTAORBISETV-RBISSENETPR [VOTA ORBIS ET VRBIS SEN ET P R]; circular cippus with vota XX/XXX/MVL/FEL set on square basis; fire on top of cippus, two stars in fields. •TS•Γ• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists similar issue from Aquileia minted for Constantine I, Constantine II, Crispus and Licinius I (p. 403). The presence of Licinius suggests that the date is 320-321, Constantine's quindecennial year. Another similar issue from Siscia is mentioned in "Addenda and Corrigenda"; known only for Crispus and Constantine II (p. 716-717). Coin should be listed before THESSALONICA 72. Note that also bust type is not attested in RIC.

See also:
THESSALONICA [before 72], CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE

NOTES

AR medallion. Weight 6.44 g. Coin sold on Tkalec auction (lot 248) in February 2002 for CHF 46,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski