7-1197

RIC VII, TICINUM [before 51], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [FELICITAS PERPETVA SAECVLI]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

FELICITASPERPETVASAECVLI [FELICITAS PERPETVA SAECVLI]; Emperor in military dress, stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, receiving Victory on globe from Sol stg. r., cloak displayed; between them suppliant. SMT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists this type for Arles [cf. ARLES 114] and Thessalonica [cf. THESSALONICA 10]. Not attested for Ticinum but cf. footnote 41 on p. 366: "Thus there is no Felicitas perpetua saeculi marked T [...]. Cohen2 147, however, records an SMT• in the possession of M. Rollin; the dot possibly stands for a partly obliterated S (m.m. accordingly SMTS). It should be noted that the rev. imagery of the Felicitas perpetua was struck at Ticinum with the rev. legends Soli comiti Constantini aug and Soli comiti aug n" [TICINUM 56 and TICINUM 108 respectively]. Note that Cohen lists for Felicitas perpetua saeculi four mintmarks: SMTS, SMT, PTR and PARL (Cohen, vol. VII, p. 245, no. 147). His "SMT." does not mean "SMT dot" (cf. "PTR." for Felicitas reipublicae (no. 148) where apparently the m.m. is PTR. Coin should be listed before TICINUM 51.

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.35 g. Sold on Stack's auction in August 2011 for $3,540.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski