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RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 238], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [BB] AND REVERSE VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSPAV-G [CONSTANTINVS P AVG]; bust l., laur., helm., cuir., spear over r. shoulder, shield on l. arm [BB].

REVERSE

SOLIINVIC-TOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol stg. l., chlamys draped over l. shoulder and hanging behind, r. raised, l. holding up globe. Star in right field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - BB. Not attested for obv. legend 1e (p. 137). Additionally, RIC describes Sol's chlamys as "draped over l. shoulder", not draped and hanging behind. Listed in Huvelin (no. 150). See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 137. Should be listed in RIC after LONDINIUM 238.

NOTES

Coin sold on Classical Numismatic Group auction in February 2009 for $134 [lot od 5 coins].

Other specimens:

- specimen from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1977,1005.32); weight 4.43 g; obv. legend break A-V; rev. legend break I-C-T [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in April 2010 for $73.33; weight 5.14 g; obv. legend unbroken [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier];

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 13, no. 150); Sarzeau hoard, no. 3605 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski