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RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 227], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [R]

  

OBVERSE

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

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 BUST TYPE - R. Not attested for obv. legend 1e (p. 137). For this bust type see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134. Listed in Huvelin (no. 133; specimen from British Museum, cited below; described as "cuirassed, in mantle" ["cuirassé, manteau consulaire"]). Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.07.025; bust mantled). Should be listed in RIC after LONDINIUM 227.

NOTES

Weight 4.79 g. Plate coin in Cloke-Toone. Coin sold on CNG Mail Bid Sale 63 (lot 1535) in May 2003 for $500.

Other specimens:

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1982,1034.21); weight 4.199 g; obv. legend break I-N [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in May 2011 for EUR 110; now in Brent Upchurch's collection; weight 4.81 g; diameter 21-22 mm; obv. legend break I-N [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier];

- sold on Roma Numismatics auction XIII (lot 1279) in March 2017 for GBP 130; weight 4.19 g; diameter 22 mm; obv. legend break I-N [click for picture];

- from: William Sharp Ogden, "A find of Roman bronze coins on the Little Orme's Head, North Wales. Supplement", British Numismatic Journal 1909, p. 8 and plate IV, no. 9; obv. legend break I-N [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski