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ID:     RIC_unlisted_2
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Fausta
Date Ruled:     AD 307-326
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 3
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 327-328
Weight:     3.02 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:     SMAL
Mint Mark:     SMAL/ wreath in left field/ B in right field
Mint:     Alexandria
Primary Reference:     RIC unlisted
Reference2:     LRBC unlisted
Reference3:     SRCV 3905
Reference4:     VM 006
Photograph Credit:     Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG, Osnabrück & Lübke & Wiedemann, Stuttgart
Source:     http://www.kuenker.com
Price Sold For:     460 Euro
Date Sold:     25/9/2006
Notes:     (1) This mint mark is date to 327-328 and can not be attributed in RIC to Fausta who died in 326. As this coin is correct in all other ways, this leaves us with two possibilities: (a) the celator had not got the news, or used two wrong dies, or (b) this issues needs to be dated from 326. The latter being my favored possibility. (2) Fritz Rudolf Künker Auction 115: Lot No. 812