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Offline Al.cofribas

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Gratian VOT XX - Constantinople RIC. 64
« on: August 21, 2017, 04:48:24 PM »
Good evening
I'have bought 2 coins of Gratian - Constantinople and need confirmation. Should i classify the two coins as RIC. 64 a ?
1,75 g - 14 mm

1,15 g - 14 mm


or do i have to classify the first one as unlisted ?
Many thanks

Christophe
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Re: Gratian VOT XX - Constantinople RIC. 64
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 04:59:17 PM »
Nice finds...your first coin is RIC 64a. There are different workshops CONA, CONB etc., all of which are still RIC 64a; though RIC doesn't note any (but a lot of material was scanty for RIC IX, published in 1933 and a slim volume compared to other RIC volumes) and merely gives the mintmark as CON with the workshop blank, because the example(s) seen were not clear.

Your second coin, CONB✶ is unlisted for the star, though there is a mintmark of CONΓ✶ noted for the previous issue of VOT V (RIC 62b). You could call it 64a var.

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Re: Gratian VOT XX - Constantinople RIC. 64
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 05:52:48 PM »
Thanks Victor.

We could also call the second coin 64a too because the blank after CON could be anything (CONA,CONA*, CONB, CONB*...) couldn't we ? 

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Re: Gratian VOT XX - Constantinople RIC. 64
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 06:25:31 PM »
Yes, both coins are 64a.

Your coins are like Constantinople 62b, which is a VOT V, and has two mintmarks CONΓ and CONΓ✶. 

Though it is RIC 64, I would still note it as a variation or unlisted mintmark, since none with star were noted.


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Re: Gratian VOT XX - Constantinople RIC. 64
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 07:09:05 AM »
Merci Victor.