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RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 197], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [CC]

  

OBVERSE

C-ONSTANTINVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust l., laur., helm., cuir., r. holding spear forward, shield on l. arm [CC].

REVERSE

CONCO-R-D-MILIT [CONCORD MILIT]; Concordia stg. slightly l., holding standard in each hand. Star in right field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - CC. Not attested for obv. legend 1d (p. 136). For this bust type see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134. Listed in Huvelin (no. 81; bust described as cuirassed only). Cloke-Toone lists two separate varieties of this type: with bust cuirassed only (7.04.012; not illustrated) and with bust cuirassed and draped (7.04.013). But note that alleged drapery seen on some specimens could be regarded as balteus, shoulder belt used to suspend the sword or to support the shield. Coin should be listed in RIC after LONDINIUM 197.

NOTES

Weight 3.88 g; diameter 24 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics auction XIII (lot 1274) in March 2017 for GBP 120. Probably would be (7.04.012) in Cloke-Toone.

Other specimens:

- from Huvelin (plate 9, no. 81); Sarzeau hoard, no. 3280; (7.04.013) in Cloke-Toone; rev. breaks R-D-M [click for picture];

- from Boursies Hoard (plate XIV, no. 35); probably would be (7.04.012) in Cloke-Toone [click for picture];

- from Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by Victor; probably would be (7.04.012) in Cloke-Toone; weight 3.60 g; diameter 21-23 mm [click for picture];

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1977,1005.20); plate coin in Cloke-Toone for (7.04.013); weight 4.90 g; rev. breaks R-D-M [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski