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RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 248], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [H]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

FELIC-IT-ASAVGGNN [FELICITAS AVGG NN]; Roma, helmeted, seated l., r. holding branch, l. globe. Star in left field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - H. Not attested for obv. legend 1e (p. 139). Listed in Huvelin (no. 163; specimen from British Museum, cited below; and 163a). Note that RIC cites the same specimen from BM with wrong description as LONDINIUM 247. See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 139. Coin should be listed after LONDINIUM 248.

NOTES

Weight 3,84 g. Coin sold on Classical Numismatic Group Mail Bid Sale 75 (lot 1138) in May 2007 for $1,150; offered on VCoins (Roman Lode) in June 2015 for $1,400.

Other specimens:

- specimen from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. B.125; acquisition date: 1860s (sic!)); weight 4.47 g; obv. legend break A-V [click for picture];

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 13, no. 163a); Sarzeau hoard, no. 3615 [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in August 2013 for GBP 260; weight 4.1 g [click for picture];

- specimen offered on Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 193 (lot 489) in 2015 for $150 (worn star in l. field); weight 3.55 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski