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RIC VII, THESSALONICA [before 83], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B4 l.]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust l., laur., dr., cuir. [B4 l.].

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B4 l. Not attested for obv. legend 7 (p. 508). Coin should be listed before THESSALONICA 83.

NOTES

Weight 2.85 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on eBay in November 2008 for $88.

Other specimens:

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; Ben Bridgwater's collection [click for picture];

- from Dirty Old Coins [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2011 for $43; weight 2.4 g; diameter 15 mm (sic!; from seller's description) [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Zenon M.];

- sold on eBay in July 2015 for EUR 20.50; weight 2.48 g; diameter 18 mm (sic!; from seller's description) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski