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ID:     RIC_VII_077
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Fausta
Date Ruled:     AD 307-326
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 3
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 326
Weight:     2.62 g
Obverse Legend:     FLAV MAX_FAVSTA AVG
Obverse Description:     Mantled and bareheaded bust right with waved hair
Reverse Legend:     SPES REIP_VBLICAE
Reverse Description:     Empress (as Spes) standing facing, looking left,and holding two children in her arms.
Exergue:     ●SMANTE
Mint Mark:     ●SMANTE
Mint:     Antioch
Primary Reference:     RIC VII 077 var
Reference2:     LRBC I, 1331
Reference3:     SRCV 3905
Reference4:     VM 006
Photograph Credit:     Jean Elsen & ses Fils s.a.
Source:     http://www.elsen.eu/index.aspx
Price Sold For:     95 Euro
Date Sold:     12/12/2009
Notes:     (1) Officina "E" is unrecorded in RIC for this issue (2) While it may be tempting to list this as RIC unrecorded, it is my opinion that RIC is incorrect in its listing of the mint-mark for this coin. The proposed mint-mark is improbable for the reverse design, and as such my interpretation is supported by LRBC and Maurice. (3) Jean Elsen & ses Fils Auction 103: Lot No. 284