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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-VE-NTVTIS [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 sword or to support 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 USD 73; sold on CNG Feature Sale 120 (lot 954) in May 2022 for USD 1,000 [lot of 13 coins].

Other specimens:

- sold on Roma Numismatics E-SALE 69 (lot 1203) in April 2020 for GBP 100; weight 5.16 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

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

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

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


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski