6-957

RIC VI, LONDINIUM [before 263], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE [P M TR P COS II P P]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

P•M•TR•P•C-OS•II•P•P• [P•M•TR•P•COS•II•P•P•]; diademed person (female?) std. to l. on double cornucopiae, cloak over l. shoulder, r. holding sceptre. Star in left field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Omitted in RIC, but already listed in Cohen, vol. VII, p. 275, no. 397 (cited after Mionnet). See also: Pierre Strauss, “Un Nouveau Nummus de Constantin 1st Frappé à Londres”, [in:] Mélanges de numismatique offerts à Pierre Bastien à l'occasion de son 75e anniversaire, H. Huvelin, M. Christol, G. Gautier (eds.), Wetteren 1987, pp. 181-185. Rare dated coin, probably struck at the beginning of the year 313 to commemorate the second consulship of Constantine, which started on the January 1st 312. Listed in Huvelin (no. 204). Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.12.001). Should be listed in RIC after LONDINIUM 265.

NOTES

Weight 4.00 g. Plate coin in Cloke-Toone. From Huvelin (plate 15, no. 204); Museu da Moeda (Lisbon, Portugal), no. 2952. Another picture of the same coin from Strauss' article cited above (plate 13, no. 1).

Other specimens:

- specimen from the Nicola Tammaro Collection; plate coin in Cloke-Toone; weight 3.90 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from the Portable Antiquities Scheme database (ID: NMS-60CB48); note that almost all dots in rev. legend are clearly visible; plate coin in Cloke-Toone; weight 2.12 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski