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RIC Volume V, Part II - Quietus
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Quietus, Antoninianus, 260, Antioch
IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
INDVLGENTIAE AVG
Indulgentia seated left, patera in right hand, scepter in left
* in left field
18mm x 21mm, 4.08g
RIC V, Part II, 5 (R2)


Quietus, Antoninianus, 260, Antioch
IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
ROMAE AETERNAE
Roma, helmeted, seated left on shield, Victory in right hand, spear in left, shield resting on the exergue line
Two pellets in exergue
RIC V, Part II, 9 (R2)


Quietus, Antoninianus, 260, Antioch
IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
ROMAE AETERNAE
Roma, helmeted, seated left on shield, Victory in right hand, spear in left, shield resting on the exergue line
* in left field
Two pellets in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 2.43g
RIC V, Part II, 9 (R2)


Quietus, Antoninianus, 260, Antioch
IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
ROMAE AETERNAE
Roma, turreted, seated left on shield, Victory in right hand, spear in left, shield cutting into the exergue line
* in left field
Two pellets in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 4.06g
RIC V, Part II, 9 for type

Notes from David Sear on November 27, 2004:

"I have examined the coin very carefully and, as you say, it is weird. It is clearly not a regular issue of Quietus and exhibits a number of features which disturb me:

1) on the obverse, the treatment of the emperor's drapery and cuirass are unconventional and the portrait itself is not convincingly rendered.

2) on the reverse, Roma's peculiar turreted headdress is the most obvious irregularity. However, there are other odd details as well, such as the form of Roma's dress, the stunted figure of Victory, and the confusion which seems to have existed in the engraver's mind between Victory's wreath and the star in the upper left field.

3) the metal appears to be far more debased than the regular coinage of Quietus and Macrianus.

The coin is clearly the work of an inexperienced die-engraver and the only question to be resolved is whether or not this imitation is ancient or modern. Personally, I have never seen an ancient copy of this coinage and, although it has to be admitted that the possibility exists of it being contemporary with the regular issues, my feeling is that it is some kind of modern production."

My notes: The main reason I submitted the coin to Mr. Sear for review was the turreted headdress. I have to agree the flan appears to be more debased than other issues I've handled from Quietus and Macrianus, but I am now beginning to question the unusual details of the coin being a result of whomever conserved the coin instead of the original celator. Mainly, this is a very odd coin to have reproduced, since it is very rare, and the shield breaking the exergue line and having two well centered pellets in the exergue are only described in a footnote on p. 583 in RIC and not plated. Therefore, if this is a modern imitation, the engraver was working from an actual example in hand, a photo of a rare coin, or a very unusual description of the coin and misinterpreted Roma as Tyche.


Quietus, Antoninianus, 260-261, Antioch, Second Emission
IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SOL INVICTO
Sol, standing facing, radiate head left, nude but for chlamys across left shoulder, right hand raised, globe in left
* in left field
20mm x 22mm, 4.19g
RIC V, Part II, 10 (R2); Göbl 1741n


Quietus, Antoninianus, 260, Samosata?
IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SOL I_NVICTO
Sol, standing facing, radiate head left, nude but for chlamys across left shoulder, right hand raised, globe in left
Two pellets in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 4.13g
RIC V, Part II, 10 (R2)
Ex Gerald Gartspein Collection; Ex Stacks, June 15, 1971


Quietus, Antoninianus, 260, Antioch
IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SPES-P_VBLICA
Spes advancing left, flower upward in right hand, hitching skirt with left
* in left field
20mm x 21mm, 3.92g
RIC V, Part II, 11 (R2)