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RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 226], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [CC] AND REVERSE VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE [CC] AND REVERSE VARIETY. Bust type not attested for obv. legend 1d (p. 137). But note also that prince's cloak is hanging behind, not from l. shoulder only. Listed in Huvelin (no. 130b). Coin should be listed after LONDINIUM 226.

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

NOTES

Weight 4.35 g; diameter 23 mm. Coin sold on CNG aucton in September 2010 for $525.

Other specimens:

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 12, no. 130b); Cabinet des Médailles, Paris, no. 9145; rev. legend break V-V [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski