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RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 158], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust l., laur., in mantle.

REVERSE

COMITI-AVGGNN [COMITI AVGG NN]; Sol stg. l., chlamys falling from l. shoulder, r. holding up globe, l. whip. Star in right field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE. Similar to bust type R, but without eagle-tipped sceptre. Note that there are no pteruges (see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134) and the bust is significantly different from the bust type L (cuirassed). See example of LONDINIUM 158 with bust type L (Mike R. Vosper Coins; weight 4.90 g; diameter 22 mm). See also LONDINIUM 160 with bust type R (the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1927,0616.190)).

Unlisted in Huvelin. Should be listed after LONDINIUM 158.

NOTES

Weight 4.5 g; diameter 24 mm. Coin sold on eBay in September 2010 for $117.89.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on eBay in February 2015 for EUR 51 (attribution of bust type uncertain); weight 3.80 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski