6-947

RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 228], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [CC]

  

OBVERSE

C-ONSTANTINVSPAVG [CONSTANTINVS P 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 1e (p. 137). For this bust type see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134. Listed in Huvelin (no. 137) with bust described as cuirassed only. Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.07.028) with bust described as cuirassed and draped. Note, however, that the alleged drapery seen on some specimens could be regarded as balteus, shoulder belt used to suspend the sword or to support the shield. Should be listed in RIC after LONDINIUM 228.

NOTES

Weight 4.75 g; diameter 22 mm. Coin sold on eBay in June 2014 for EUR 102. Now in the Nemesis Collection.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on Herbert Grün auction 55 (lot 376) in May 2011 for EUR 155; plate coin in Cloke-Toone; weight 3.89 g; diameter 22.5 mm; rev. legend break I-V [click for picture];

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 12, no. 137); Boursies hoard, no. 328; rev. legend breaks I-V-V [click for picture];

- specimen from: William Sharp Ogden, "A find of Roman bronze coins on the Little Orme's Head, North Wales. Supplement no. 2", British Numismatic Journal 1912, p. 83 and plate V, no. 3; weight 4.40 g; rev. legend breaks V-V [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski