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Laurentius:
Hello

This time I brought you a small problem coin to discuss.
The missing mintmark doesn't make it any easier.

Obv : IMP CONSTANTINUS AVG - Bust of Constantine I., laureate, cuirassed, right
Rev : VOT XX MVLT XXX - within laurel wreath (stamp outbreak "XX")

∅15mm, 1,67g

"Zschucke" clearly assigns this specimen to the 14th Treverer part-piece-emission. Namely the
Quindecennalia Constantines on July 25th, 320 AD. Listed as Nr. 14.18.

During the research, I noticed, that this type is probably wrongly assigned to Thessalonica.
As: RIC VII Thessalonica 52
Probably because of the same spelling of a follis from this mint?!

What do you think? Ideas and suggestions are very welcome!

br Ralph



Lech Stępniewski:
In RIC VII this type is listed as THESSALONICA 52 but in fact (I agree with Zschucke) it was minted in Trier. So correction is needed:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/notinric/7tri-339_th52.html

In Zschucke it has number 14.23. 14.18 has bust type cuirassed and with paludamentum (type B4 in RIC) .

Laurentius:

--- Quote ---In Zschucke it has number 14.23. 14.18 has bust type cuirassed and with paludamentum (type B4 in RIC) .
--- End quote ---

Hello Lech.You're right!
Thank you for the correction and the confirmation.
Great link. Everything is mentioned there, that can be said about it. Good work!

br Ralph

PS: I just saw that the coin from your link and mine come from the same stamp.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/notinric/7tri-339_th52_3.jpg

Lech Stępniewski:

--- Quote from: Laurentius on November 05, 2021, 03:22:18 pm ---Great link.

--- End quote ---

Not so great. I just noticed that Zschucke 14.23b = ROMA 80 (lot 1661). The same coin listed twice.

wolfgang336:
These are very rare coins; congratulations on the acquisition!

One wonders why a special fractional was needed; this message was being broadcast loud and clear on other denominations. Presumably it was a donative.

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