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RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 226], 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

PRINCIPIIVVE-NTVTIS [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 BUST TYPE - CC. Not attested for obv. legend 1d (p. 137). For this bust type see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134. Listed in Huvelin (no. 130-130a; bust described as cuirassed). Listed in Cloke-Toone but split into two variants: with bust cuirassed only (7.07.016) and with bust cuirassed and draped (7.07.018). Note, however, that the alleged drapery seen on some specimens could be regarded as balteus, shoulder belt used to suspend sword or to support shield. Coin should be listed in RIC after LONDINIUM 226.

See also:
LONDINIUM [after 226], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [CC] AND REVERSE VARIETY

NOTES

Weight 4.41 g; diameter 22.5 mm. Probably (7.07.018) in Cloke-Toone. Coin sold on eBay in May 2006 for USD 52.64; sold on eBay in July 2008 for USD 420; sold on CNG Feature Sale 120 (lot 942) in May 2022 for USD 1,100.

Other specimens:

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1982,1034.22); plate coin in Cloke-Toone for (7.07.018); weight 4.192 g; obv. legend unbroken; rev. legend break V-V [click for picture];

- from Huvelin (plate 12, no. 130); Sarzeau hoard, no. 3580; (7.07.018) in Cloke-Toone; obv. legend unbroken; rev. legend break V-V [click for picture];

- from Huvelin (plate 12, no. 130a); ex Alex G. Malloy, no. 385; (7.07.018) in Cloke-Toone; [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski