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« on: July 09, 2019, 03:25:09 pm »

Hi guys,

I am struggling to find a classification for this obverse legend. It should be FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB, but I cannot see the C.

Constantius II (325-326 AD)
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FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left   
PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, Campgate with two turrets, no doors; star above. Mintmark SMHГ   
RIC VII Heraclea 78

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 01:10:20 am »

It's hard to see but I think the "C" is merged into the end of one of those ties on the back of the diadem or a piece of the cuirass.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 01:34:24 am »

It's hard to see but I think the "C" is merged into the end of one of those ties on the back of the diadem or a piece of the cuirass.

Thanks.
Microscope image. In fact, seems to be something there.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 05:01:52 am »

Yes--I think the engraver just ran out of room and awkwardly fit the C in among the drapery.
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