6-955

RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 265], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE

  

OBVERSE

C-ONSTANTINVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust l., rad., helm., cuir., r. holding spear forward, shield on l. arm.

REVERSE

PRINCIPII-VVENTVTIS [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]; prince stg. facing, head r., in military dress, cloak hanging behind, r. holding transverse spear, l. globe. Star in left field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE. Not attested for Group IV (similar to bust type EE from Group III, (iv), p. 134). Listed in Huvelin (no. 183). Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.11.009) with bust described as cuirassed and draped, but the alleged drapery could be in fact balteus, shoulder belt used to suspend the sword or to support the shield. Coin should be listed after LONDINIUM 265.

NOTES

Weight 3.60 g; diameter 20 mm. From www.colleconline.com (coll. Trajan).

Other specimens:

- from Huvelin (plate 14, no. 183); Sarzeau hoard, no. 3662; rev. legend break V-V [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski