6-2477

RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA [before 26], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [MARTI PROPVGNATORI]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TIVSCAESAR [CONSTANTIVS CAESAR]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

MARTIPRO-PVGNATORI [MARTI PROPVGNATORI]; Head of Mars, r., helmeted, cuir. No m.m.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Not attested in RIC but probably belongs to the group described in footnote 2 to ANTIOCHIA 23a on p. 615: "This and the following issue [ANTIOCHIA 23b], together with Galerius' Soli Invicto (no. 26), fall within the range of 6.7-6.6 gm., ie. rather more than a gramme heavier than the mintmarked issues. Classified by Pink as 'Festmünzen auf die Beendigung des Perserkrieges 299', they are possibly small medallions, though not (as usually the case with medallions) any recognizable multiple of the aureus".

See examples of ANTIOCHIA 23b (Wien RÍ 24728, 6.65 g, 20.9 mm), ANTIOCHIA 26 (Rollin et Feuardent 1887, lot 638, 6.50 g) and another ANTIOCHIA 26 (Ars Classica - Naville III 1922, lot 171, 6.58 g, 21 mm; could be the same specimen with the hole repaired).

Coin should be listed before ANTIOCHIA 26.

See also:
ANTIOCHIA [before 26], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI]

NOTES

AV medallion. Weight 6.13 g; diameter 20 mm. Offered on Ukrainian Violity with loop and patched hole, weight 6.68 g [click for picture]; repaired and sold on Roma Numismatics auction XXV (lot 1080) in September 2022 for GBP 2,400 (attributed to Treveri).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski