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RIC VII, TRIER 518, CONSTANTINE I, MINTMARK VARIETY [TR]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSMAXAVG [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir.

REVERSE

GLOR-IAEXERC-ITVS [GLORIA EXERCITVS]; two soldiers, helmeted, stg. front, looking at each other; each holding spear and rests hand on shield; between them two standards. TR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

MINTMARK VARIETY. Specimen similar to TRIER 518 (which is probably an ancient imitation; see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 214) except for absence of officina letter in m.m. Note that TR at that time is a proper m.m. on gold pieces from Trier.

See also:
TRIER 520, CONSTANTINE II, MINTMARK VARIETY

NOTES

Weight 2.40 g; diameter 17 mm. Coin sold on eBay in August 2016 for EUR 189.88.

Other specimens:

- sold on Leu Numismatik Web Auction 10, part 2 (lot 1688) in December 2019 for CHF 110; weight 2.26 g; diameter 18 mm; different rev. die [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 101332); weight 2.21 g; diameter 18-18.5 mm [click for picture];

- from: Vincent Drost, "The Seaton Down hoard (UK, Devon): c. 22,900 Constantinian nummi", XV International Numismatic Congress Taormina 2015. Proceedings, ed. Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, Roma - Messina 2017, p. 740, fig. 9 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski