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RIC VI, LONDINIUM [before 228], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [Y]

  

OBVERSE

C-ONSTANTINVSPAVG [CONSTANTINVS P AVG]; bust l., laur., cuir., r. holding spear forward, shield on l. arm [Y].

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 - Y. Not attested for obv. legend 1e (p. 137). For this bust type see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134. Not listed in Huvelin. Listed in Cloke-Toone but split into two variants: with bust cuirassed only (7.07.022; not illustrated) and with bust cuirassed and draped (7.07.023). 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. Coin should be listed in RIC before LONDINIUM 228.

NOTES

Weight 4.67 g; diameter 22 mm. (7.07.022) in Cloke-Toone. Coin sold on eBay in May 2010 for $92.54 [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier].

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in September 2013 for $440.43; (7.07.023) in Cloke-Toone; weight 3.70 g; diameter 22.5 mm; obv. legend breaks O-N N-T; rev. legend break V-V [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski