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RIC VI, LONDINIUM [before 222], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCONSTANTINVSPAVG [IMP C CONSTANTINVS P AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

PRINCIPII-VVENTVTIS [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]; Prince stg. facing, head l., cloak hanging from l. shoulder, r. holding globe, l. reversed spear. Star in right field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. Obverse legend IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG is quite scarce among Constantinian legends, but present variant: IMP C CONSTANTINVS P AVG ("F" omitted) is not listed in RIC at all, also in volume VII. However, Huvelin lists one example from the same issue (no. 25, from Sarzeau hoard), but it is regarded as an imitative coin. Coin should be listed before LONDINIUM 222.

See also:
LONDINIUM [before 222], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND

NOTES

Weight 4.17 g. Coin sold on Classical Numismatic Group auction in February 2009 for $115.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski