6-638

RIC VI, LONDINIUM [before 207], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [R]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANT-INVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust l., laur., in mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre [R].

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - R. Not attested for obv. legend 1g (p. 136). Not listed in Huvelin, but note that the distinction between bust types Q and R (cuirass vs mantle) is sometimes hard to make, so it could match no. 92a (described as cuirassed). See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134. Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.04.030). Coin should be listed before LONDINIUM 207.

NOTES

Weight 4.25 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no, 1977,1005.22; described as cuirassed).

Other specimens:

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 10, no. 92a); Boursies hoard, no. 313 [click for picture];

- specimen from the UK Detector Finds Database, no. 17446; diameter 23 mm [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Zenon M.];

- specimen offered on Art Coins Roma auction 5 (lot 776) in May 2012; sold on Spink auction 15007 (lot 666) in December 2015 for GBP 500; ex Toone collection; weight 4.18 g; diameter 22.5-22.8 mm; obv. legend break I-N [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski