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RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA [before 81], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

FLVALCONSTANTINVSNOBCAES [FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPV-LIROMANI [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder (the chlamys falls low), r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae. Γ in right field. ANT: in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists issue ANTIOCHIA 74a-75b with the same pattern for Constantius, Galerius Maximian, Severus (as Caesar) and Maximinus, but not for Constantine (see p. 624-625, 627). General note from p. 605: "It is to be strongly presumed (though explicit proof is lacking) that the final issue of Group II aes continued into Group III with mark, weight and types unchanged. [...] the issue may not date until c. spring 307".

The detailed and exhaustive study by Jan de Veen shows that currently ten officinae (A-I) are recorded and that they were already attested long before RIC vol. VI was written. For example, Voetter seems to be aware of all officinae and lists in Gerin's collection officinae Α, Γ and ς (cf. Voetter, p. 46, no. 1). Specimens from all officinae were also noted in hoards from the Middle East [see: Bastien, P., "Trouvaille de folles au Liban (294-307)", Revue Numismatique 1967, p. 171]. Other important studies: King, C. E. and Spaer, A., "A hoard of folles from Northern Sinai", Numismatic Chronicle 1977; Salzmann, D., "Folles of Severus II as Augustus and of Constantine I as Caesar from Antioch", Numismatic Chronicle 1983.

Coin should be listed in Group III before ANTIOCHIA 81.

See also:
ANTIOCHIA [before 81], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Α
ANTIOCHIA [before 81], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Β
ANTIOCHIA [before 81], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Δ
ANTIOCHIA [before 81], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Є
ANTIOCHIA [before 81], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA ς
ANTIOCHIA [before 81], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Ζ
ANTIOCHIA [before 81], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Η
ANTIOCHIA [before 81], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA ΔЄ
ANTIOCHIA [before 81], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Ι

NOTES

Weight 10.37 g; diameter 27 mm. From VCoins (Athena).

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in April 2008 for $20.50 [lot of 2 coins] [click for picture];

- from Bastien's article (p. 188 & plate XXX, no. 76); weight 9.44 g [click for picture].

- from Salzmann's article (footnote 17 on p. 216 and plate 42, no. 7); weight 9.97 g; diameter 29 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in September 2013 for $200; ex Rick Morton Collection; now in Jan de Veen's collection; weight 10.16 g [click for picture];

- from Maurice (iii, p. 151, no. 4; plate VI, no. 7) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski