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RIC VI, LONDINIUM 159, CONSTANTINE, [CORRECTION]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust l., laur., in mantle.

REVERSE

COMITI-AVGGNN [COMITI AVGG NN]; Sol stg. l., chlamys falling from l. shoulder, r. holding up globe, l. whip. Star in right field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CORRECTION]. RIC cites example from the British Museum and describes bust as cuirassed and draped (bust type M, which actually does not exist). Also Huvelin gives the same description (see no. 34 on p. 35; "buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé"). However, emperor's dress on BM specimen could be better described as elaborate cuirass or mantle. But note that sometimes this difference is ambiguous. See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134 for bust type M and CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134 for bust types Q and R.

Cf. also LONDINIUM 158 with bust apparently cuirassed (Mike R. Vosper Coins; 4.90 g, 22 mm) and LONDINIUM 160 with bust apparently mantled (BM no. 1927,0616.190; 4.866 g). Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.03.011) as corrected LONDINIUM 159 with consular bust.

NOTES

Weight 4.412 g. Plate coin in Cloke-Toone. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1927,0616.206).

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on eBay in September 2010 for $117.89; plate coin in Cloke-Toone; Toone collection; weight 4.49 g; diameter 22.78-24.28 mm [click for picture].

- specimen sold on eBay in February 2015 for EUR 51 (attribution of bust type uncertain); weight 3.80 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski