6-2447

RIC VI, CYZICUS 101b, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA I

  

OBVERSE

IMPCFLVALCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOAV-GVSTI [GENIO AVGVSTI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae; altar to l. I in right field. SMK in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - I. RIC lists officinae A, B, Γ, Δ, Z and H (p. 594).

Note that only nine officinae is attested for this issue (A-Θ), so "I" could be an engraver's error (e.g. carelessly engraved Γ). However, existence of two another specimens (both from different rev. dies), minted for Constantine and Licinius, suggests that officina I is quite possible,

See also:
CYZICUS 101b, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA ς
CYZICUS 101b, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA Θ

NOTES

Weight 5.44 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on VIA E-Live auction 8 (lot 395) in May 2022 for EUR 45 [lot of 2 coins]; sold on Savoca Numismatik 145th Blue Auction (lot 1596) in October 2022 for EUR 42.

Other specimens:

- sold on Roma Numismatics eSale 91 (lot 1166) in December 2021 for GBP 35 (different rev. die); weight 5.37 g; dimeter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski