6-1308

RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 181], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [Q]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust l., laur., cuir., holding eagle-tipped sceptre [Q].

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 - Q. Not attested for obv. legend 1g (p. 136). For this bust type see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134. Not listed in Huvelin. Not listed in Cloke-Toone. But cf. Cloke-Toone (7.03.047) (= RIC 182) which cites specimen from the British Museum B.100 with bust described as "in mantle". Matter of opinion? Should be listed in RIC after LONDINIUM 181.

NOTES

Weight 5.00 g; diameter 23 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics auction XIII (lot 1271) in March 2017 for GBP 150; sold on Leu Numismatik auction 4 (lot 744) in May 2019 for CHF 200; sold on Leu Numismatik Web Auction 13 (lot 1506) in August 2020 for CHF 190.

Other specimens:

- sold on Roma Numismatics E-SALE 76 (lot 1245) in November 2020 for EUR 200; weight 3.91 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CNG eAuction 471 (lot 372) in July 2020 for $150; weight 4.22 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- from VCoins (Victor's Imperial Coins); weight 5.00 g; diameter 22-23 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski