Chlorus - Caesar 293-305 AD, Augustus 305-306
A.D. - AE Follis - 27x29mm, 9.58gr
|Obverse - FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Constantius, his laureate head right.
GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for
chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera (from which
liquor flows) in right and cornucopiae in left hand.
D in left field, E in right field, ANT dot in Exergue.
|Minted at the 9th officina (DE) in Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) in 304 or 305 A.D. during his reign as
Caesar under Maximianus.
Sutherland, C.H.V., "Roman Imperial Coinage", Volume 6 (RIC), Antioch, p621, nr 59a
Voetter, Otto, "Die Münzen der römischen Kaiser, Kaiserinnen und Caesaren von Diocletianus bis Romulus, Katalog der
hinterlassenen Sammlung und Aufzeichnung des Herrn Paul Gerin" (Voetter-Gerin), Antioch, Constantius Chlorus, p38, nr 12.
Suarez, R., "Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins" (ERIC), p418, nr. 54-57 variety (B08, O30, R034, T042, M2)
General reference works:
Sear, D.R., "Roman Coins and their Values" (RCV 4th Revised Edition), p312, nr. 3673, variety (mint mark ANT dot)
Failmezger, V., "Roman Bronze Coins From Paganism To Christianity 294-364 A.D.", nr 6C
Van Meter, D., "Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins", p280, nr 25, variety Ol/8.
Kankelfitz, B.R., "Katalog römischer Münzen, von Pompejus bis Romulus, Band II", p418, 13V, Av. Leg 1.
Kampmann, U., "Die Münzen der römischen Kaiserzeit", p380, nr. 121.38.
Quality: Very Fine+
This coin was once part of the Northern Sinai hoard, found around 1965 "at a tel just to the west of the village of esh-Sheikh
Zuweid. The site of the tel, on the ancient Via Maris, has been identified with the Beth Tappuah (i.e. House of the Apple),
known in Greek as Boutaphion. It is on the coast c. 15 km south-west of Rafah towards El Arish, which in 1965 was the capital
of Egyptian Sinai." (1)
The coin still has the original green patina which is typical of coins from the Northern Sinai Hoard..
(1) = Cathy E. King & Arnold Spaer, "A Hoard of Folles from Northern Sinai", Numismatic Chronicle, 1977, p66.
See my page on "My folles from the Northern Sinai Hoard"