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RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 175], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [Z]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSPAVG [CONSTANTINVS P AVG]; bust l., helm., cuir., sceptre over l. shoulder, shield on l. arm [Z].

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 - Z. Not attested for obv. legend 1e (p. 135-136). Listed in Huvelin (no. 50-50a; object on shoulder is described as sceptre or spear). Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.03.032). Coin should be listed after LONDINIUM 175.

NOTES

Weight 3.64 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1977,1005.13).

Other specimens:

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 7, no. 50); Hennebont hoard; object on shoulder described as sceptre [click for picture];

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 7, no. 50a); Sarzeau hoard, no. 3216; object on shoulder described as spear; obv. legend break V-G [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in September 2013 for $87.82; now in Tomasz Speier's collection; weight 4.32 g; diameter 22.0-22.7 mm [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 193 (lot 479) in 2015 for $250; spear on shoulder; weight 4.92 g; obv. legend break V-G [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Spink auction 15007 (lot 662) in December 2015 for GBP 200; ex Toone collection; spear on shoulder; weight 4.16 g; diameter 23.1-23.2 mm; obv. legend break V-G [click for picture];

- specimen sold on CGB E-auction 216-141730 in June 2017 for EUR 46; spear on shoulder; weight 4.43 g; diameter 23.5 mm; obv. legend break V-G [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski