6-491

RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 132], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]

  

OBVERSE

IMPCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

SOLIINVICTOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; bust of Sol r., rad., dr., cuir.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists similar unmarked issue only for Treveri [TREVERI 886-895] (p. 227). Listed in: G. Gautier, "An Unpublished Nummus of Constantine I of the Mint of London", Numismatic Chronicle 1992, p. 157-160. Listed in Cloke-Toone (6.04.001). See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 227. Coin should be listed after LONDINIUM 132.

NOTES

Weight 4.37 g. Plate coin in Cloke-Toone. From Gautier's article cited above (plate 36, no. 1).

Other specimens:

- sold on Paul-Francis Jacquier auction 38 (lot 581) in September 2013 for EUR 1,000; weight 4.25 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2014 for EUR 467; sold on Roma Numismatics E-SALE 17 (lot 1017) in April 2015 for GBP 550; weight 4.26 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Spink auction 15007 (lot 660) in December 2015 for GBP 220; plate coin in Cloke-Toone; ex Toone collection; weight 4.09 g; diameter 22.9-23.0 mm [click for picture];

- from Baldwin's auction 22 (lot 1007), September 2018 (seller's attribution but highly uncertain, note different style of Sol's bust, which is seen from rear like on issue from Treveri (see TREVERI 886); according to seller, "this example is one of a handful that due to their very fine style and obverse dies have been attributed to London"); weight 4.54 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski