Chlorus - Caesar 293-305 AD, Augustus 305-306
A.D. - AE Follis - 27mm, 12.41gr
|Obverse - CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Constantius, his laureate head right.
|Reverse - SACRA
MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN
Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopiae
Star in right field, RT in Exergue.
|Minted at officina T in Rome in 302 or 303
A.D. during his reign as
Caesar under Maximianus.
Sutherland, C.H.V., "Roman Imperial Coinage", Volume 6 (RIC), Rome, p362, nr 104a.
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), Roma, Constantius Chlorus, p220, nr 27.
Failmezger, V., "Roman Bronze Coins From Paganism To Christianity 294-364 A.D.", nr 28C
Sear, D.R., "Roman Coins and their Values" (RCV 4th Revised Edition), p312, nr. 3675, variation with reverse legend SAC MON
Van Meter, D., "Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins", p280, nr 28.
Suarez, R., "Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins" (ERIC), p418, nr. 43/44 variety (B08, O10, R086, T072, M10)
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"