6-104

RIC VI, LONDINIUM [before 96], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

MARTIPATRIPROPVGNATORI [MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI]; Mars, helmeted, advancing r., r. holding transverse spear, l. shield. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Maximian Herculius (p. 130). Published in Numismatic Circular 1993, p. 196 (quoted after: Lord Stewartby, "VIRTVS, a new London type for Constantine Caesar (AD 307)", Numismatic Chronicle 1996, p. 163). Coin should be listed before LONDINIUM 96.

NOTES

Weight 5.85 g; diameter 24 mm. From Mauseus' collection.

Other specimens:

- specimen from Lee Toone's collection; weight 6.39 g; diameter 23.5 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from Bridgend Hoard (pl. 35, no. 86); weight 7.12 g; diameter 23-23.5 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1991,0302.1); weight 5.41 g [click for picture];

- specimen offered on Art Coins Roma auction in May 2012; weight 6.84 g; diameter 26 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski