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

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

PRINCIPIIV-VENTVTIS [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 - J. Not attested for obv. legend 1d (p. 139). Listed in Huvelin (no. 182). Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.11.007) with bust described as cuirassed and draped, but the drapery could be in fact balteus, shoulder belt used to suspend the sword or to support the shield. Should be listed in RIC after LONDINIUM 265.

NOTES

Weight 4.99 g; 23 mm. Plate coin in Cloke-Toone. Sold on CNG eAuction 204 (lot 270) in February 2009 for $73.

Other specimens:

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 14, no. 182); cited after Lafaurie 1966 (no. 42) [click for picture];

- specimen from Art Coins Roma (Bertolami Fine Arts) auction 5 (lot 776, LC 83), May 2012; weight 4.23 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in December 2012 for $71; weight 4.18 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski