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RIC VI, TREVERI 661b, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND MINTMARK

  

OBVERSE

ILVACONSTANTINVSNOBCA[ES] [IL VA (sic!) CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPV-LIROMANI [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera, l. cornucopiae. S in left field, F in right field. TR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND MINTMARK. Obverse similar to TREVERI 661b except for IL VA... in legend instead of FL VAL... This difference may be explained by mint error, i.e. double strike. Note, however, unexpected reverse: Genius with modius on head and chlamys over l. shoulder instead of head towered and loins draped. Moreover there is TR in exergue instead of PTR. This reverse exactly matches the reverse from the rare issue minted in TREVERI circa five years earlier (c. TREVERI 502). So maybe there was an attempt to strike a new obverse on old coins.

NOTES

Weight 7.06 g; diameter 27 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics eSale 102 (lot 1214) in November 2022 for GBP 160.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski