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ID:     RIC_unlisted
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Fausta
Date Ruled:     AD 307-326
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 3
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 326
Weight:     3.51 g
Obverse Legend:     FLAV MAX_FAVSTA AVG
Obverse Description:     Mantled and bareheaded bust right with waved hair
Reverse Legend:     SECVRITAS_REIPVBLICE
Reverse Description:     Securitas standing left, lowering branch, raising robe with right hand
Exergue:     ●SMANTI
Mint Mark:     ●SMANTI
Mint:     Antioch
Primary Reference:     RIC unlisted
Photograph Credit:     Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG, Osnabrück & Lübke & Wiedemann, Stuttgart
Source:     http://www.kuenker.com
Price Sold For:     220 Euro
Date Sold:     12/3/2012
Notes:     (1) There are no recorded SECVRITAS_REIPVBLICE coins for Fausta in RIC. This obverse is generally reserved for Helena. This. most likely, indicates that this coin is a mule. However, the m inmark, according to RIC, assigns this coin to the 327-329 period, which is later than the death of Fausta. This coin indicates the existance of the ●SMANTA mint mark in the Fausta period of 326 and the likelihood that the corresponding Helena issue noted as RIC 82 should be reassigned to the earlier group and should be considered as identical to RIC 75. (2) Fritz Rudolf Künker Auction 204: Lot No. 842