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RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 84], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OBV. LEGEND 5b

  

OBVERSE

FLVALCONSTANTINVSNOBC [FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C] [5b]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

GENIO-POPROM [GENIO POP ROM]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, loins draped, r. holding patera, l. cornucopiae. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this rev. type (Genius with modius on head) only for Galerius Maximian and Maximian Herculius (p. 129). For the difference between "modius on head" and "head towered" compare examples of LONDINIUM 85 (modius on head) and LONDINIUM 89b (head towered). Note, however, that sometimes this difference is not obvious. Therefore Cloke-Toone (p. 46-7, 136) combines coins with both types of rev. into single catalogue number. Listed in Cloke-Toone (5.01.006) together with LONDINIUM 87. Should be listed in RIC after LONDINIUM 84.

See also:
LONDINIUM [after 84], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OBV. LEGEND 5a

NOTES

Weight 8.00 g; diameter 26 mm. Coin sold on CGB E-auction 73 (lot 35633) in September 2014 for EUR 25.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on eBay in August 2014 for $91; weight 8.40 g; diameter 27 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from Bridgend Hoard (p. 190, 210 and plate 35, no. 77/7); weight 5.93 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski