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RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 258], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [H]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

MARTICON-SERVATORI [MARTI CONSERVATORI]; Mars stg. r., r. leaning on reversed spear, l. supporting shield. 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. 172-172b). Coin should be listed after LONDINIUM 258.

NOTES

From Dirty Old Coins. Note unusual crest with long feathers.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 126 (lot 2799) in October 2003 for EUR 110; sold on Classical Numismatic Group site for $225; weight 3.99 g; diameter 23 mm; crest with long feathers [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Classical Numismatic Group site for $365; weight 4.55 g; diameter 22 mm; rev. legend break O-N [click for picture];

- specimen from the Rick Morton Collection; obv. legend break A-V; rev. legend break O-N [click for picture];

- specimen from Compagnie Générale de Bourse; weight 4.49 g; diameter 21.5 mm; rev. legend break O-N [click for picture];

- specimen from Compagnie Générale de Bourse; weight 4.43 g; diameter 21.5 mm [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier];

- specimen sold on Classical Numismatic Group auction 85 (lot 1210) in September 2010 for $310; weight 4.41 g; diameter 23 mm; crest with long feathers; obv. legend break A-V [click for picture];

- specimen from Aurea Numismatika; obv. legend break A-V [click for picture];

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 14, no. 172); Sarzeau hoard, no. 3643; obv. legend unbroken; bust described as with "sceptre over r. shoulder" (cf. CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134) [click for picture];

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 14, no. 172a); Sarzeau hoard, no. 3644; note that it is uncertain whether the helmet is laureate [click for picture];

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 14, no. 172b); Sarzeau hoard, no. 3646; rev. legend break O-N [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Roma Numismatics auction 7 (lot 1283) in March 2014 for GBP 460; weight 5.30 g; diameter 23 mm; crest with long feathers; obv. legend break A-V [click for picture];

- specimen from Ermsdorf hoard (FMRL I, no. 886; p. 255 and plate XIV) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski