7-2575

RIC VII, TICINUM [after 198], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA T

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND. RIC lists for Constantine I rev. legend D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG. Legend PROVIDENTIAE AVGG was not in use in Ticinum at all.

General note from p. 357: "The other type of the last period is the camp-gate reverse, found in Ticinum with the legend D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG for Constantine instead of the customary PROVIDENTIAE AVGG [...] as in all other mints". However, in the footnote 198 on p. 386 Bruun notes that "Maur. [Maurice, Numismatique constantinienne] ii, p. 275, rev I, records PROVIDENTIAE AVGG 1 (B1) [i.e. with obverse legend CONSTANTINVS AVG, head r., laur.] and maintains that he has seen one specimen in V [Vienna]: not to be found".

Note that this coin could be regarded as an ancient imitation. Otherwise, should be listed after TICINUM 198.

See also:
TICINUM [after 198], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Q

NOTES

Weight 2.79 g; diameter 20 mm. Sold on Roma Numismatics E-Sale 43 (lot 821) in February 2018 for GBP 340.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski