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RIC VII, THESSALONICA 186, CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC [FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

GLOR-IAEXERC-ITVS [GLORIA EXERCITVS]; two soldiers, helmeted, stg. looking at one another, reversed spear in outer hand, inner hand on shield resting on ground; between them, two standards. SMTSΓ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ. RIC lists only officina Β (p. 524). But note that it could be an error in RIC (B instead of Γ). The present author so far have seen both types minted for Constantius II - i.e. THESSALONICA 185 (bust cuirassed) and THESSALONICA 186 (bust cuirassed and draped) - from officina Γ only (see example of THESSALONICA 185). Note also that THESALLONICA 186 could be easily confused with THESSALONICA 200. The reverse legend breaks are the only difference: GLOR-IAEXERC-ITVS for THESSALONICA 186 and GLORI-AEXER-CITVS for THESSALONICA 200.

NOTES

Weight 2.59 g; diameter 17.5 mm. From the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.13038).

Other specimens:

- from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.13039); weight 2.51 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.13038); weight 2.26 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in May 2016 for EUR 8.35; weight 2.06 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2016 for GBP 37; weight 3.02 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- from the Münzkabinett der Universität Göttingen (no. UK-02880 ); weight 2.842 g; diameter 19.8 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in September 2011 for $8.50; from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 5823) [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in February 2013 for $0.99 [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in August 2014; from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 30425) [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in August 2018 for EUR 6.0; weight 2.31 g; diameter 17 mm [click for picture];

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; weight 2.822 g; diameter 18.8 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2010 for $6.02; weight 2.3 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 31917) [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of David Berthod];

- sold on eBay in August 2012 for GBP 4.29; from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 13397) [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2012 for EUR 15.60; from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 10562) [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in February 2012 for $12.55; from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 10018) [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in August 2014; from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 30571) [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in November 2012 for $11.25; from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 15861); weight 2.24 g; diameter 18-19 mm [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 2187) [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2004 for $3.27; weight 3.09 g [click for picture];

- from eBay [click for picture];

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

- from VCoins (Vaughn Rare Coin Gallery), February 2013 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski