7-757

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [before 158], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [A4 l.], OFFICINA B

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC [FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; bust l., head bare, dr., cuir. [A4 l.].

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAECAES• [PROVIDENTIAE CAES•]; camp gate, two turrets, no doors, star above, varying number of stone layers. SMNB in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - A4 l. NICOMEDIA 158 has bust type B4 l. [head laureate instead of head bare] (p. 626). However, in footnote 158 on p. 626 Bruun mentions that "1 coin of off. Δ and S in V [Vienna] appear to have bare-headed obv. busts". Not attested in LRBC. Should be listed before NICOMEDIA 158.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [before 158], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [A4 l.], OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Weight 3.29 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on CNG eAuction 368 (lot 498) in February 2016 for USD 260. Ex Lars Ramskold. Coin sold on Leu Numismatik web auction 26 (lot 5469) in July 2023 for CHF 200.

Other specimens:

- sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 147 (lot 492) in November 2009 for EUR 150; weight 3.00 g [click for picture];

- offered on CGB auction in October 2010 for EUR 225; weight 2.69 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- sold on VAuctions 252 (lot 137) in October 2010 for USD 60 (ex Beast Coins); weight 3.21 g; diameter 18-20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski