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

  

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. SMNΔ 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 Β

NOTES

Weight 3.70 g; diameter 19 mm. Sold on CNG eAuction 195 (lot 298) in September 2008 for $108.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on eBay in May 2015 for GBP 134 [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier]; from Monnaies d'Antan Mail Bid Sale 18, session 1 (lot 479), November 2015; weight 2.41 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by Jschulze; diameter 19-20 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by Victor [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski